Windows registry management - AWS Systems Manager

Windows registry management

You can use Fleet Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, to manage the registry on your Windows managed nodes. From the Fleet Manager console you can create, copy, update, and delete registry entries and values.

Important

We recommend creating a backup of the registry, or taking a snapshot of the root Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume attached to your managed node, before you modify the registry. Serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. These problems might require you to reinstall the operating system, or restore the root volume of your node from a snapshot. AWS doesn't guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk. You're responsible for all registry changes, and ensuring you have backups.

Create a Windows registry key or entry

To create a Windows registry key with Fleet Manager

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Fleet Manager.

    -or-

    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Fleet Manager in the navigation pane.

  3. Choose the button next to the managed node you want to create a registry key on.

  4. Choose View details.

  5. In the Tools menu, choose Windows registry.

  6. Choose the hive you want to create a new registry key in by selecting the Registry name.

  7. In the Create menu, choose Create registry key.

  8. Choose the button next to the registry entry you want to create a new key in.

  9. Choose Create registry key.

  10. Enter a value for the Name of the new registry key, and select Submit.

To create a Windows registry entry with Fleet Manager

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Fleet Manager.

    -or-

    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Fleet Manager in the navigation pane.

  3. Choose the button next to the instance you want to create a registry entry on.

  4. Choose View details.

  5. In the Tools menu, choose Windows registry.

  6. Choose the hive, and subsequent registry key you want to create a new registry entry in by selecting the Registry name.

  7. In the Create menu, choose Create registry entry.

  8. Enter a value for the Name of the new registry entry.

  9. Choose the Type of value you want to create for the registry entry. For more information about registry value types, see Registry value types.

  10. Enter a value for the Value of the new registry entry.

Update a Windows registry entry

To update a Windows registry entry with Fleet Manager

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Fleet Manager.

    -or-

    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Fleet Manager in the navigation pane.

  3. Choose the button next to the managed node you want to update a registry entry on.

  4. Choose View details.

  5. In the Tools menu, choose Windows registry.

  6. Choose the hive, and subsequent registry key you want to update by selecting the Registry name.

  7. Choose the button next to the registry entry you want to update.

  8. In the Actions menu, choose Update registry entry.

  9. Enter the new value for the Value of the registry entry.

  10. Choose Update.

Delete a Windows registry entry or key

To delete a Windows registry key with Fleet Manager

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Fleet Manager.

    -or-

    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Fleet Manager in the navigation pane.

  3. Choose the button next to the managed node you want to delete a registry key on.

  4. In the Tools menu, choose Windows registry.

  5. Choose the hive, and subsequent registry key you want to delete by selecting the Registry name.

  6. Choose the button next to the registry key you want to delete.

  7. In the Actions menu, choose Delete registry key.

To delete a Windows registry entry with Fleet Manager

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Fleet Manager.

    -or-

    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Fleet Manager in the navigation pane.

  3. Choose the button next to the managed node you want to delete a registry entry on.

  4. Choose View details.

  5. In the Tools menu, choose Windows registry.

  6. Choose the hive, and subsequent registry key containing the entry you want to delete by selecting the Registry name.

  7. Choose the button next to the registry entry you want to delete.

  8. In the Actions menu, choose Delete registry entry.