Giving and removing registry permission to NETWORK SERVICE slowed down windows

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Subject: Giving and removing registry permission to NETWORK SERVICE slowed down windows
Posted by:  Pranav (rpran…@gmail.com)
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007

Hello,

I have a 2003 server with IIS 6 running an ASP.NET 2.0 web service. I
was getting a "Registry access not allowed" exception on my web
service. It runs under Network Service.

Since even the stack trace was not any helpful, I just went to regedit
and gave network service full permission on all root node to see if it
goes away. After doing this restart IIS failed saying World wide web
publishing failed to start. At this point I removed Network Service
from the permissions on all the root nodes from RegEdit and tried
again. It still did not work.

I restarted the windows (I am doing RDP into this machine) and the
windows is terribly slow. It takes a minute for a right click to come
up. The whole system is running as if it has 1 mb of RAM.

Does anyone see a reason for this to happen? I think the terminal
services at this location might be faulty but I just wanted to confirm
from someone that above changes can not slow down windows. I am ready
to see exceptions but this slow performance is just not making any
sense.

Thanks for your help.

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