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AutoTag Registry Settings

The License Key

AutoTag tries to write the license key to HKLM so the one key is used by all users. If when trying to write, the security layer does not allow a write to HKLM, AutoTag then writes to HKCU. So it tries in order:

  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Windward Studios\Auto Tag
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Windward Studios\Auto Tag


If you are running 32-bit Office on 64-bit Windows, the registry locations will be:

  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Windward Studios\Auto Tag
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Windward Studios\Auto Tag

Everything Else

All the options for AutoTag are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windward Studios\Auto Tag. We provide no documentation for these settings as they are intended to be written & read by AutoTag and not directly edited in the registry.


The best way to handle this in a Citrix environment is run AutoTag, set all options as you wish for the default, then go copy the following and have it set those values every time a Citrix user logs in:


  1. The license key
  2. Everything in the folder HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windward Studios\Auto Tag – but not the sub-folders.
  3. Everything in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windward Studios\Auto Tag\StartHere
  4. You may want to set the following:
    1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windward Studios\Auto Tag\DataMru – these are the choices in the drop down for selecting a datasource. You can add the ones for your standard datasources and then everyone has them.
    2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windward Studios\Auto Tag\OneTimeHelp – these are very useful help messages that come up the first time a user performs a specific action in AutoTag. Very valuable that first time. Very annoying the 20th time.
    3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windward Studios\Auto Tag\UDTs – the location of global PODs (they used to be called UDTs). You can add the location of your global PODs and then all users will have them.


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