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Posted on 2006-10-20
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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.


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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
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by:jmerulla
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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
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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



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