The Registry vs Text Files

I think of the Windows Registry as the ultimate configuration database thousands upon thousands of entries, very few of which are completely documented, some located on servers and some located on clients. While it is possible to edit Registry entries manually, the fact that one does so using a graphical tool doesn't make the process intuitive. Consider this Windows .NET Server Registry setting In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Management PrefetchParameters, set EnablePrefetcher to 0x00000003 to enable...