1) On the systernals site you should download and run RegMon. This will help you find the exact registry key that is causing problems. 2) In regedit you can set permissions on a registry key. 3) if the Admin account is unable to set permissions on the registry key, you must use the system account to grant permissions to the admin account. To do this you setup a scheduled task to start regedit. The task runs under the system account and then you can use regedit to grant the admin account permissions to unlock the registry key. There are Knowledge base articles on the microsoft site to explain this, but you have to find them yourself.