getting registry size in wmi or vb

Posted on 2006-06-13
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hey, I want to be able to get the registry size of a windows 2000 workstation. It would be cool if it could loop through and get a bunch of machine names.
Question by:tuckcorp
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Expert Comment

ID: 16896959
1. In Control Panel, double-click System.  
2. On the Performance tab, click Change in the Virtual Memory section.  
3. In the Virtual Memory dialog box, in the Registry Size section, the current registry size and the maximum registry size are displayed.  I hope this helps you out...Booda2us

Author Comment

ID: 16897021
Thanks, but I need a way to connect to a remote machine and get this info

Accepted Solution

Krompton earned 500 total points
ID: 16897123
Try this...

Save this as a .vbs file
Change the (".",".") to ("computer01","computer2",etc...)

On Error Resume Next

Const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = &h10
Const wbemFlagForwardOnly = &h20

arrComputers = Array(".",".")
For Each strComputer In arrComputers
   Msg = Msg & VBCrLf & "Computer Registry Info for: " & strComputer

   Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
   Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Registry", "WQL", _
                                          wbemFlagReturnImmediately + wbemFlagForwardOnly)

   For Each objItem In colItems
      Msg = Msg & VBCrLf & "CurrentSize: " & objItem.CurrentSize
      Msg = Msg & VBCrLf & "MaximumSize: " & objItem.MaximumSize
      Msg = Msg & VBCrLf & "InstallDate: " & WMIDateStringToDate(objItem.InstallDate)
      Msg = Msg & VBCrLf & "Name: " & objItem.Name
      Msg = Msg & VBCrLf & "Status: " & objItem.Status
      Msg = Msg & VBCrLf
      Msg = Msg & VBCrLf
   WScript.Echo Msg

Function WMIDateStringToDate(dtmDate)
      WMIDateStringToDate = CDate(Mid(dtmDate, 5, 2) & "/" & _
      Mid(dtmDate, 7, 2) & "/" & Left(dtmDate, 4) _
      & " " & Mid (dtmDate, 9, 2) & ":" & Mid(dtmDate, 11, 2) & ":" & Mid(dtmDate,13, 2))
End Function

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Expert Comment

ID: 16897189
there is a tool by microsoft named: DUREG.EXE
that check your registry size. you can download it free from
here :

about WMI , well i hope this one will work for you:
On Error Resume Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Registry",,48)

For Each objItem in colItems
   WScript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption
   WScript.Echo "CurrentSize: " & objItem.CurrentSize
   WScript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description
   WScript.Echo "InstallDate: " & objItem.InstallDate
   WScript.Echo "MaximumSize: " & objItem.MaximumSize
   WScript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name
   WScript.Echo "ProposedSize: " & objItem.ProposedSize
   WScript.Echo "Status: " & objItem.Status
   WScript.Echo ""

On Error Resume Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_UserInDomain",,48)

For Each objItem in colItems
   WScript.Echo "GroupComponent: " & objItem.GroupComponent
   WScript.Echo "PartComponent: " & objItem.PartComponent
   WScript.Echo ""


it's from :


Expert Comment

ID: 16901709

there are a number of very useful scripts available at

You can also download the Scriptomatic(V2) tool and create basic scripts you can modify quickly (quickly :) depends on your scripting knowledge of course) to suit your needs. That's where I created the one in my previous post. Took about 2 min.


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