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How to install registry keys on remote computer remotelY?

Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Ok I have this Registry key.named key.reg that I need to install on remote machines and execute remotely.

I know I can do this via PSexec however, as you know reg keys come up with a dialog box asking you if you are sure you want to install this. This you cannot see with PSexec and will not be able to continute the installation.

My question is how can I use PSexec to do this and maybe pipe some external batch cmd to click the "YES" buttom? lol

The reason being is because this is a huge site and there are lots of computers that need this change.

Any help would be greatly apreciated.
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Top Expert 2007

use the /s (silent) parameter...

psexec \\remotePC regedit /s regfile.reg
Top Expert 2007

additionally, if you have a list of PCs and your change is simple, the following could work, depending on the key you want to change:

(from a command prompt, use only 1 %, in a batch file, use 2 %%)

for /f %a in (C:\Computers.txt) do reg add \\%a\hklm\software\regkey /v KEYVALUE /t REG_DWORD /d 0

(where  /v is the key value, /t determines the registry type, and /d is the data for that key)
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Awsome responses thanks guy's. There are actually 171 Keys that are being changed.
I had no idea of the /s switch I was always looking for a quite mode switch haha. Thats cool. I will try that.

Thanks a ton for the help batch wizards.

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