The order in which Registry entries are assigned

In general, Registry permissions can be set for:

  • A user
  • A group
  • System-wide

When a user logs in to EMu a search is performed in the Registry to determine what permissions have been set for the user. The System looks for Registry entries in this order:

  1. Entries for the user.
  2. Entries for a group to which the user belongs.
  3. Entries that apply system-wide.

When a match is found, the search ends. In other words, a permission set for a user has precedence over a permission set for a group, which has precedence over a system-wide setting.

IMPORTANT: For each Registry entry, it is not possible simply to document the differences between an individual user's permissions and those of a group to which the user belongs. User and group permissions for the same Registry entry are not cumulative: a user Registry entry overrides the equivalent group Registry entry.

The EMu Administrator is typically concerned with two types of Registry entries: