Setting Owner Info
1.5 – Owner Info
By default Windows Server 2016 is installed with “Windows User” as
the registered owner and there is an empty Organization name. In many programs you install
for example Microsoft Office or Microsoft Visual Studio, these
details are set as default creator of documents etc. It is
useful to have this information set to something meaningful
as you don”t really want an Excel spreadsheet created by “Windows
Always be careful when editing
the Registry as any errors you may make could render your system unuseable.
1) Open Windows Search on the TaskBar (magnifying glass)
and search for “Regedit”. Click
“Registry Editor” when it appears in the list:
2) In the Registry Editor navigate to:
In the list, double click “RegisteredOwner” and
enter your name.
Optionally you can also change the
“RegisteredOrganization” item if you wish to add a
company name or your home name:
3) To verify the owner information is set correctly; select
the search icon on the TaskBar and type “winver” then
press Enter. The About Windows box will be shown
which contains the correct information:
For the more advanced user!
Should you wish to import the information from a .reg file,
download and extract this zip file.
Copy the OwnerInfo.reg” file to the desktop and open in
notepad. Change the details and save the file. Double-click
“OwnerInfoReset.reg” has been
included to reset the settings should they become damaged.
Again, always take care when editing the registry.