NTSTATUS NtReplaceKey( IN POBJECT_ATTRIBUTES NewFile, IN HANDLE TargetHandle, IN POBJECT_ATTRIBUTES OldFile ); Routine Description: A hive file may be "replaced" under a running system, such that the new file will be the one actually used at next boot, with this call. This routine will: Open newfile, and verify that it is a valid Hive file. Rename the Hive file backing TargetHandle to OldFile. All handles will remain open, and the system will continue to use the file until rebooted. Rename newfile to match the name of the hive file backing TargetHandle. .log and .alt files are ignored The system must be rebooted for any useful effect to be seen. Caller must have SeRestorePrivilege. Arguments: NewFile - specifies the new file to use. must not be just a handle, since NtReplaceKey will insist on opening the file for exclusive access (which it will hold until the system is rebooted.) TargetHandle - handle to a registry hive root OldFile - name of file to apply to current hive, which will become old hive Return Value: NTSTATUS - values TBS.