Any Registry Experts here?

Posted on 2003-03-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04

I am trying to script dial-up connections and I would like to know if there is a registry key that states whether a connection has been made successful or not. Example: When a connection is made a network connection icon appears in the task bar. Does anybody know the registry key for this? And or does anybody know how I can use a script to determine whether a connection has been successful or not.

I have tried using regmon to find the reg keys changed when a dial-up connection is made without any success.

The only other key that I have found which changes when dial-up connections are made is one for the modem status. When the modem is active ie dialling or connection made and in use the registry key changes from a 0 to a 1. I could use this key for scripting but it changes even when the modem is dialling so I am not sure exactly how I can sue this key to my advantage.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Question by:MickEv
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hendrik999 earned 300 total points
ID: 8190738
It's maybe easier to use rasdial.exe in a command (cmd) script and check the errorlevel of rasdial.
With rasdial you can dial DialUp Connections easily.
See rasdial /? for more info.

Create a file called e.g. dialup.cmd
An example dialup.cmd would be:

@Echo off
rasdial TestDialup myusername mypassword
if %errorlevel% == 0 goto SUCCESS
echo Connection NOT successfull
goto END

echo Connection successfull


Hope this helps.

Author Comment

ID: 8208796
Thanks for the info. I actually use rasdial but for some reason didn't think about trying to trap errorlevels returned - silly me.

Anyway I am now able to achieve what I was trying to do.



Author Comment

ID: 8208800
Easy points for you! :)

Expert Comment

ID: 8216859
Glad it works, thanks for the 'easy' points.

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