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Security Error Running Blend 2 September Preview on Vista

In the welcome screen or on the file menu, click New or Open project. The error appears in an alert box as "Requested registry access is not allowed." While this bug has been reported to Microsoft and they claim to have fixed it for the next release, that doesn't help you if you are getting this error right now. I came up with the following work around on my machine:

Using Process Monitor I was able to find the problem registry key:


Read access was denied. When I went to check the permissions I was informed that I could not view the current permissions, but I could change them, so I made myself the owner and added read permissions to the Everyone user for


As I changed permissions on each key, regedit told me it failed, but if I closed the permissions dialog and reopened it, I could see the new permissions in place and Microsoft Expression Blend was able to open my solutions without error.

Posted by Williarob on Friday, October 26, 2007 9:15 AM
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