Setting audit permission on the registry

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  • #32846
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    I'm writing something that will go through permissions and remove permissions that are too high and replace them with 'readkey' permission...but I'm getting the below error using my code:

    $path = "hklm:\software\whatever"
    $user = "builtin\users"
    foreach($acl in (get-acl $path).access | ?{$_.identityreference -eq $user} | ? {$_.accesscontroltype -eq "Allow"})
    if($acl.registryrights -notmatch $permissions)
    $x = (get-item -force $path).GetAccessControl('Access')
    $rule = new-object$user, "readkey", "None", "none", "Allow")
    #sets the ACL
    (get-item $path).SetAccessControl($x)
    Exception calling "SetAccessControl" with "1" argument(s): "Cannot write to the registry key."
    At line:1 char:34
    + (get-item $path).setaccesscontrol < <<< ($x)
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DotNetMethodException

    I am a system admin on this PC.

  • #32862
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    Tim Pringle

    Hey ertuu85,

    Still looking through your code, but first things that stand out are that you don't seem to have defined/pasted a value for $permissions, and closed braces in the script?

    Is this the entire script?

  • #32873
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    $permissions = "readkey|ReadPermissions"

    The above checks for read/read permissions for registry values

    Should be noted, when I do this one files/folders I get no errors...just on registry entries.

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