We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

We've partnered with Certified Experts, Carl Webster and Richard Faulkner, to bring you two Citrix podcasts. Learn about 2020 trends and get answers to your biggest Citrix questions!Listen Now

x

Check for Registry VALUE in script

jmerulla
jmerulla asked
on
Medium Priority
455 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-12
I want to use a log on script to check for a registry VALUE.  The key may or may not exist.  if the key exists it can have two values- 1, and 2.  

i want the script to change the value to 2 if it's currently 1 but not to do anything if the key doesn't exist.  

Is that possible?

I know you can look for the KEY by using:
If exist [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\rest of key]

but how do I make the script look for the value?

thanks in advance.


Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
Option Explicit

Dim WSHShell, RegKey, Value

Set WSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

RegKey = "HKLM\Software\Company\Test"


On Error Resume Next

' read key
Value  = WSHShell.RegRead(RegKey)
if Err.Number = 0 Then
      
      WScript.echo "Value: " & Value

      if Value = 1 Then
            ' write key
            WshShell.RegWrite RegKey & "test", 2
      end if

      ' read key again
      Value  = WSHShell.RegRead(RegKey & "Test")
      WScript.echo "Value: " & Value
Else
      WScript.echo "Not Found"
End If

Author

Commented:
i saw that, but I'm trying to do this in a logon script.  I'm not exactly sure how to use it.  Can you please explain?

thanks
Commented:
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/logon_script_assign.htm

Check out the bottom of this article.
It explains using Group Policy and the aritcle has some pretty good examples.
http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=5798



Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.