How to Create and Manage Registry Groups

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06/06/2018
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The 'Registry Variables' tab in the "System Templates" interface allows administrators to view, create and manage pre-defined and custom Registry groups. The groups added to this interface will be available for selection while configuring Windows Profiles for HIPS and containment.

 

Configure Registry Groups :

 

(1) To open the 'Registry Groups' interface

  • Click 'Settings' from the left and select 'System Templates' → Click 'Registry Variables' from the top

 

 

  •  The list of default and user-defined registry groups will be displayed. The default groups are indicated by 'Default' at their right and cannot be edited or deleted.

 

(2) Sorting, Search and Filter Options

  • Clicking on the 'Registry Groups' column header will sort the items in ascending/descending order of the names of the Registry groups.
  • To filter or search for a specific Registry group, click the search icon at the top right and enter the name of the group on part or full

(3) To add a new Registry group

  •   Enter the name of the new Registry Group in the New Registry Group field and click the '+' button. The new group will be added to the list. The next step is to add the Registry keys to the group.

 

 

  • Click the '+' at the left of the group name

 

 

  •     Enter the path of the registry key/value in the New Registry Entry field and click 'Add'

 

 

  • The key will be added to the group.

 

 

  • Repeat the process to add more Registry keys and values to the group.
  • To edit the key/value in the group, click the 'Edit' icon beside the key name.

 

  •   Edit the entry and click 'OK' to save your changes
  •   To remove the key added by mistake or an unwanted key from the group, click the trash can icon beside the key name. A confirmation dialog will appear.

 

 

  • Click 'OK' in the confirmation dialog.

 

(4) To edit the name of a Registry Group

  • Click the 'Edit' icon beside the Registry Group

 

  • Enter the new name for the group in the Rename Registry Group dialog and click 'OK'

 

(5) To remove a Registry Group

  • Click the Trash can icon beside the Registry Group

 

 

  • A confirmation dialog will appear. Click 'OK' in the confirmation dialog.

 

Registry groups in HIPS and Containment :

        Once a registry group is added, it will be available under HIPS and containment  for selection while configuring the Windows Profiles.

Containment  Exclusion :

  •  In ITSM →Go to the profile you configured to the windows device → Click Add profile section -> Add containment

 

 

  • In Containment → Go to Settings

 

 

  •  Click exclusions in registry keys/values. It wil ask you a confirmation message about system restart at endpoint. Click →confirm.

 

 

  • In 'Manage Exclusions' -> Click Add -> Registry groups. It lists all registry groups that you are added along with the default registry groups.
  • For example Select → Registry keys of account software. It will be added to the containment

 

 

 

HIPS Exclusion :

  • In ITSM →Go to the profile you configured to the windows device → click Add profile section -> Add HIPS

 

 

  • In HIPS → Protected Objects → Select 'Registry keys' from the drop-down  under show and by 'Group list'

 

 

 

  • Now click the 'Add Registry key'. It will list all the registry groups. For example, Select → Important keys.

 

 

  • 'Important Keys'  will be added to HIPS as shown below and then click Save