On Jun 22, 3:48 am, "Dave-UK" <1...@xxxxxx> wrote:
> "Dilip" <rdil...@xxxxxx> wrote in messagenews:594ab5dc-5ee1-4f09-bb17-2d7c93e4af4d@xxxxxx
> > On Jun 21, 4:46 pm, "Dave-UK" <1...@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >> "Dilip" <rdil...@xxxxxx> wrote in messagenews:83cb4b3b-05cc-45ee-970e-2606723c4029@xxxxxx
> >> > Is it possible to disable the Security Center Alerts on Vista (no
> >> > icon, no notifications) via command line or by script?
> >> > Turning off UAC by modifying a certain registry entry turned out to be
> >> > easy (using the reg.exe command line utility), however I can't find a
> >> > way to do the same for the Security Center Alerts. I am willing to
> >> > write some scripting code if that is what it takes.
> >> You'll find the info here:
> >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\Svc
> >> and then under your unique-numbered key.
> >> The three states are 0, 1 or 2.
> > Thanks Dave. I knew this key but there was a reason why I asked this
> > question. Initially that hive underneath Svc is empty. The unique-
> > numbered key is generated the first time I try to make any
> > modification to the security center settings. What this means is I
> > cannot write any general purpose utility to turn this on/off ahead of
> > time, right? because I don't know what algorithm Vista is using to
> > generate that key.
> The 36 digit number is the user number, already generated in HKEY_Users.
> You need to identify the user and read the number from there.
> I have only one number as I am the only user of my machine,
> I don't know about multiple accounts.
Beautiful!!! I can check this only on Monday since I don't have a
Vista machine handy but what hive under HKEY_Users is this user number
found? I know I can figure this out tomorrow but I am trying to get
myself prepared with as much as I can possibly learn from you (;-)) so
that all I will have to do tomorrow is to crank out an app that can
turn off the alerts. That way I can probably meet the Tuesday release
BTW, I noticed that under the Svc\user-generated-number, there are
actually 2 string values: EnableNotifications and
EnableNotificationsRef. EnableNotifications is what is used to
trigger the 3 different options (icon - no/notifications - no, icon -
yes/notifications - no, icon - yes/notifications - yes). The latter
key is used to bump the count by 1 everytime a change is made to the
security center options.
Have I got that right?