Changing registry keys via VBS from GPO

Hi all,

I need to update/change some settings in MS word on client's pcs.  Now I don't think such settings exist in GPO in W2k server.

Though, I have found these settings in the registry on local machine.  I need to update these settings and make it VBS so that it executes during log in process on client's pcs.

What would the command look like for this?

I need to change HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\General\

and the key is SharedTemplates = c:\blah blah  to  I:\server

and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options

Startup-path = c:\blah to I:\server

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Dim Win32Script As Object

Set Win32Script = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Win32Script.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\General\SharedTemplates", "I:\server"
Win32Script.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options
\Startup-path ", "I:\server"

Set Win32Script = nothing

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cooljam23Author Commented:
didn't really work.  I got the error message when logging in.

but I used this instead

set sh = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
sh.RegWrite "reg key", "new value"

and that worked.

thanks anyway

cooljam23Author Commented:
here's another question.  

i need to copy a file from the server to workstation


I have posted this question before and noone was able to help

I had issues with permissions that the file from server cannot be copied to c:\windows\system32

see if you can help me.  i'll post a new question
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