Moving WinGateConfig.reg between 32bit and 64bit servers
Posted by Logan Moore on 16 November 2009 04:48 PM
After exporting a WinGateConfig.reg file from a 32bit server and importing it on a 64bit server (or vice versa), WinGate does not see the newly imported registry settings and loads its default settings instead.
This happens because the WinGate configuration is stored in a different location of the registry on different operating system architectures. This is due to "registry redirection" which is a function of Windows 64 bit OSes designed to support 32 bit applications. WinGate is a 32 bit application.
On 32bit Windows, WinGate's configuration is located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Qbik Software\WinGate
On 64bit Windows, WinGate's configuration is located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Qbik Software\WinGate
On the 64bit target computer you will need to import the registry file using the 32 bit version of Regedit.exe.
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