Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
The Microsoft subkey stores configuration data for Microsoft programs running on the computer. The subkeys in the Microsoft subkey represent each of the programs, and they store settings that affect only that program.
The Microsoft subkey in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE stores entries that apply to all users of the computer. The Microsoft subkey in HKEY_CURRENT_USER stores entries that apply only to the current user of the computer.