Batch file to add/copy/delete contents of Registry

Hi, I am trying to create a batch file to add/copy or delete contents of registry... My system has windows 2000 resource kit and am able to use the reg utility by using the following command

reg add "HKLM\Software\ABCTemp"

reg copy "HKLM\Software\ABCSW\KEY1" "HKLM\Software\ABCTemp\KEY1" /s

However not all systems have the resource kit installed. Is there any other way I can do the above by using batch files..

Thanks for your help
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
There are other tools that do the same, but basically doesn't change the problem: you need to have some tool to perform the registry operations. You should stick (enforce) the tool reg.exe (not necessarily the entire resource kit)

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Actually, the REG command is from the Support Tools, if I recall.  Why not simply have your batch file check for the existance of REG and if not found, copy it to the system?


Obviously, you have to place REG.EXE on a share someplace.

kwaishAuthor Commented:
Can i have a .reg file and run the reg file from batch file?
Can I copy something using a .reg file

This is for sending out to customers and they will not be ready to copy reg.exe or something other than default windows tools..

>>an i have a .reg file and run the reg file from batch file?

Sure. Use

regedit /s somefile.reg
BTW, '/s'  tells regedit to use the 'silent' mode, without user interaction.
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