@wes-bryan said in CompTIA A+ Windows Features and Tools Part 4 regedit.exe and regedt32.exe:
Hey @David-Vassiliades great question, let me see if I can help! The older regedt32.exe was the primary registry editing tool used in Windows NT and Windows 2000. When Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 came out the primary configuration "go-to" became regedit.exe and regedt32.exe when run, under the hood is really just running regedit.exe. The thought process was if a sysadmin had been supporting NT/2000-based systems, then started supporting XP/2003-based systems they might not be familiar with the "new" registry configuration tool (regedit.exe) but they would be familiar with what they had been using (regedt32.exe). So in NT/2000 they where distinctly different after XP/2003 they launch the same tool
Dear @wes-bryan thank you for the detailed explanation. Nowadays windows xp/vista/7/8 and 8.1 are coming more and more obsolete and CompTIA has the tendency to ask questions about old and almost dead operating systems and technology.
It's always better to cover all the details regards A+ certification.
And for an IT it is a tedious process going over after a long time and becoming a student. Not that we do not learn new things every day...
Every day it's a school day I say. But I really enjoy this course. You really don't know how much you don't know until you take the CompTIA A+.
Once more thank you.