How to access HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry entry remotely.

So just recently I’ve been asked by Microsoft support to perform a change in the registry to avoid getting many local failure email messages saved in local OST.

The instruction how to do it, can be found under (In our case the solution didn’t work at all by the way):

As you might see in the article the path given is:


This kind of change can be done remotely as well, all you need to have is an AD SID of the user.


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Outlook and huge OST file growing like crazy till reaching 50GB.

It has been few days since I was working on one case – OST file of one user was growing till 50GB at exponential speed despite mailbox had 5GB.

Case was really weird, what I did I added all of the shared mailboxes as additional accounts so I was able to turn off caching and put this particular mailbox in Online mode and recreated the profile – that didn’t help.

Well, I noticed that there were some sync issues (not much) – so I moved the mailbox to another database as move might omit some corrupted messages leaving user mailbox in healthy status in the target database – that didn’t help either.

So I took a completely separate computer, asked user to logged in there and enabled the cache mode – after weekend we had same issue.

I was like:


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