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Registry Key Lookup on Windows x64

Product: Zoo 4.0
Summary: Tip for solving registry key lookup issues on x64 versions of Windows.

Question

I am running Rhino 4.0 on an x64-based version of Windows, and I cannot get Rhino to find a Zoo using Registry Key Lookup. What gives?

Answer

Computers that are running an x64-based version of Windows use a different registry layout to handle both 32-bit and 64-bit programs.

Native mode 64-bit programs run in Native mode and access keys and values that are stored in the following registry sub key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

32-bit programs run in WOW64 mode and access keys and values that are stored in the following registry sub key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432node

Rhino 4.0 is a 32-bit application. Thus, if Rhino 4.0 is running on an x64-based version of Windows, add the Zoo Registry Key Lookup entry in this location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432node\McNeel\RhinoLM

Zoo Bonus Tools

If you are using the Zoo on routed networks and Rhino is unable to find the Zoo, then the Zoo lookup, either Registry Key or DNS, may not be configured correctly. You might see if one of the Zoo Bonus Tools can assist in resolving the problem. The Zoo Bonus Tools include the following utilities:

  1. SetZooServer.exe - Assists in configuring workstations for Registry Key lookup.
  2. ZooDnsResolver.exe - Assists in testing the DNS Lookup feature.

Download Zoo Bonus Tools here!


zoo4/registrylookup.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/28 by sandy