Although we make every effort to be timely and accurate, the registry is part of the Windows 2000 internal programming code and is therefore subject to change at any time. Possible discrepancies include changes in the locations of the entries, the default values, the range, the use of the data, and its content. See the Windows 2000 Resource Kits Web site for updates and corrections.

Registry Caution

Do not use a registry editor to edit the registry directly unless you have no alternative. The registry editors bypass the standard safeguards provided by administrative tools. These safeguards prevent you from entering conflicting settings or settings that are likely to degrade performance or damage your system. Editing the registry directly can have serious, unexpected consequences that can prevent the system from starting and require that you reinstall Windows 2000. To configure or customize Windows 2000, use the programs in Microsoft Management Console or Control Panel whenever possible.