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REGCHG Syntax

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The NT Resource Kit has two utilities, REGCHG and RREGCHG.  The Help on these is not clear about the syntax.  I need a working example of the syntax.  Specifically, how should the path and syntax parts of the command line be formatted, and does the value portion need to be enclosed in quotation marks?
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Hi kawkinsc.

I agree with you. The lack of documentation doesn't exactly make this a user friendly utility.

First of all. This utility will only work with keys under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive.

The only difference between regchg and rregchg is that rregchg has one more parameter (in the beginning of the parameter list) that enables the user to do the change on a remove computer ("rregchg \\MYSERVER xxx yyy ..." is equal to regchg xxx yyy ..." when run on the machine MYSERVER.

Assuming that you need to insert the below value in the registry on the machine NYMSERVER as a string value::

KEY:       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CoolApp\Parameters
VALUE: CoolFeatures = Yes

you would need to type this command line:

"RREGCHG \\MYSERVER  SOFTWARE\CoolApp\Parameters  CoolFeatures  REG_SZ  Yes"

I have inserted the complete command-line in "" but of course you chould not type them. Only use quotes if you need to insert a key/value/name containing spaces.

Hope this is the answer to your question.

Cheers
JG

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Thank you very much.  Additional Info I discovered:   If you have spaces in the path, key name, or value, you need to put quotation marks around the strings for these.
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