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Reg command equivelent for Windows 2000 Server?

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I have written a batch file to collect registry information using reg query for Windows 2003.  I need to do the same for Windows 2000 Server, but the syntax is not there when I type help.  I need recommendations (without installing perl, etc) for collecting the information in a fast and convenient way that will not take hours.  Any recommendations?  I also need to do a reg add command that is equally as fast.  I have done that for 2003 as well, but 2000 appears to be a stumbling block.  Any ideas?
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I should mention that this server is a stand alone and is not on a domain.  I also don't want to perform any installs of software.
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The Windows 2000 version of reg.exe was part of the Support Tools. The tool itself doesn't require installation as such on the machine you want to run it on, it can just be copied into the folder with the batch script.
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Support Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F08D28F3-B835-4847-B810-BB6539362473&displaylang=en
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So here is a question...  I just downloaded the file.  I just install the support tools on my test computer then I can extract the reg.exe for Windows 2000 server?  It will take me a few minutes to verify as I'm currently updating and patching my test computer.

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Awakenings
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I should also ask, do the commands translate from 2003 to 2000 easily?
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Yes, reg.exe should be in the installation folder (%ProgramFiles%\Support Tools by default, if I remember correctly).
And again "if I remember correctly", the syntax should be the same as for the W2k3/XP version; there just was an early version for NT4 that had a different syntax.
Just run the W2k reg.exe on the machine and check the Syntax.
For a first test of your script, you might want to add an "echo" in front of all "reg add ..." lines writing to the registry, so that you can see if it's about to add the correct entries, and whether the reading part works OK.
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Hey!  Everything works great!  On to the next troubleshooting!  Thanks!
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