Apply a registry (.reg file) change to 100+ computers on a domain

Posted on 2009-02-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
Hello experts!

What is the best way to apply a .reg file to 100+ computers on a domain where all the users are Power Users ? Detailed explanation wanted.

Question by:Fannar_G
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    Looks like your question may have been answered here already

    Hope this helps
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    It depends on your setup. If you are using logon scripts, then you could initiate a batch file containing
    REGEDIT /s "\\myregfilelocation\regfile.reg"

    If your company has deployment solutions such as Altiris then you may want to look into sending out a job on that.

    Can you give a little more info on your setup?
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    Here is a batch file to do this for you. You will need to get PSExec from here

    PathToPSExec\psexec -d -i -c "@PathToTxtFile\computers.txt" regedit.exe /s "\\UNCPathToRegFile\file.reg"

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    Ideally, I think you might want to consider GPO.... Can create a custom ADM template.....

    How to create a custom ADM template?

    This is an automated way to create an ADM template from a .reg file....


    Reason I suggest this, is twofold...

    1. Power Users might not be able to modify every .reg key you are trying to hit.

    2. If it is an HKCU setting, psexec wont do it, as it will work under the context of the userId launching PSEXEC. Don get me wrong, PSEXEC is awesome, and very powerful, and can do it in about 5 minutes, but just depends on the registry settigns....

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