RegDisablePredefinedCache function

Disables handle caching of the predefined registry handle for HKEY_CURRENT_USER for the current process. This function does not work on a remote computer.

To disables handle caching of all predefined registry handles, use the RegDisablePredefinedCacheEx function.


LSTATUS RegDisablePredefinedCache(



This function has no parameters.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, the return value is a system error code.


Any access of HKEY_CURRENT_USER after this function is called will result in operations being performed on HKEY_USERS<b>SID_of_current_user, or on HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT if the current user's hive is not loaded. For more information on SIDs, see Security Identifiers.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winreg.h (include Windows.h)
Library Advapi32.lib
DLL Advapi32.dll

See Also


Predefined Keys


Registry Functions