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Posted on 2004-08-25
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How do I do this? It seems if I edit any values like this:

Dim Reg As Object
        Dim Value As Decimal
        Reg = CreateObject("wscript.shell")
        Value = 1
        Reg.RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableTaskMgr", Value)

It reverts the original DWORD value into a string value.
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Question by:drakkarnoir
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DotNetLover_Baan earned 2000 total points
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Hi there...
if I understood your problem right, here is the solution...

        Dim Reg As Object
        Dim Value As String
        Reg = CreateObject("wscript.shell")
        Value = "1"
        Reg.RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableTaskMgr", Value)

To return to normal setting...

        Dim Reg As Object
        Dim Value As String
        Reg = CreateObject("wscript.shell")
        Value = ""
        Reg.RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableTaskMgr", Value)

Let me know if this is what you want...
-Baan
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by:drakkarnoir
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Hmmm, no, not really. I just wanted to know how I could edit the registry without making DWORD values into strings after they change to any value.
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by:DotNetLover_Baan
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I am sorry to say that... but, your question is still not clear to me...
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by:drakkarnoir
ID: 11899255
Hmm, ok let me try again.

The original registry key is of a DWORD value. However, when I change it with VB.NET ... it changes from DWORD type to String.
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