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I got my answer from mysdaao.

Now I want to read the Registry information.

I am using the following code:

  Set objWShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
  strTest = objWShell.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Print\Printers\...\Port")
  strTest = objWShell.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\...\DsSpooler\driverName")
  strTest = objWShell.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\...\DsSpooler\portName")
  Set objWShell = Nothing

Now my problem is this:
First two commands are working correctly, but the third one which i need for portname generates an error of 'Type mismatch'.
Can anybody help me?
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portName is a REG_MULTI_SZ datatype. Meaning it can have one or more lines.

Documentation about this can be found here:
http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/RegRead.htm

"When reading a REG_MULTI_SZ key, each of the components ends in a newline character (`n). If there are no components, OutputVar will be made blank. See FileSelectFile for an example of how to extract the individual components from OutputVar. Note: Windows 95 does not support the REG_MULTI_SZ value type."

variantTest =  objWShell.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\...\DsSpooler\portName")

Should fix it and return a array with all the ports (normaly only one).
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It worked,
Thanks a lot.
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