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Kaseya and Safe mode

One of the things that I have always loved is playing with computers, I love to fix them and figure out what is wrong with them and sometimes you need to use safe mode to do it.


Well working with Windows 7 is no different but for those of us who use Kaseya to manage our client sites that usually means a truck roll. Well thanks to a little registry magic – you don’t need to run out to the site any more (DANGER – WILL ROBINSON – DANGER, this is not for the faint at heart).

I wrote a couple of little procedures that can be used to change the boot editor on your Vista/7/2008 system to boot into safe mode. The trick was to add the remote control service to start while in safe mode (a clever little registry hack).


You can reboot your machine with the procedure to start in safe mode, do what you need to do like remove drivers, etc. and then run another procedure to run it again in normal mode. 


Drop me a line and I can share how I did it with you.

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  1. Ivan
    March 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Very cool. Are you still sharing the procedures? How have they been working for you, any unexpected issues from running the agents in safe mode temporarily? Does it not affect audits?

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