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vbscript registry append

Posted on 2009-04-08
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I created a script to append to a registry key, this work fine, except, I want to put this as a GPO start up script and it will re-write the entry every time it's run.  How can I adjust the script to tell if it already exist to not write?  Keep in mind that there could be any number of entries in this reg key?

Help is appreciated!
Option Explicit
On Error Resume Next
Dim WSHShell, rtnValue, newValue
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
rtnValue = WSHShell.RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyOverride")
If Right(Trim(rtnValue),1)=";" Then newValue = "*.test.com" Else newValue = "*.test.com"
WSHShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyOverride", rtnValue & _
newValue, "REG_SZ"
Set WSHShell = Nothing

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Question by:rtmcmullen
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sirbounty earned 2000 total points
ID: 24106913
I think you're saying that it would endlessly append *.test.com and you don't want that.

By the way, I'm not a fan of "On Error" statements unless you're actually performing error trapping routines.  I'd suggest removing that or you could mask a problem...

Const NewProxy = "*.test.com"
Dim WSHShell : Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
rtnValue = WSHShell.RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyOverride")
If Instr(rtnValue,NewProxy) > 0 Then 
  'value already present.  Do not update rtnValue
Else 'Add value
  If Right(Trim(rtnValue), 1) <> ";" Then rtnValue = rtnValue & ";" 'ensure trailing semicolon
  rtnValue = rtnValue & NewProxy & ";"
  WSHShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyOverride",rtnValue, "REG_SZ"
End If
Set WSHShell = Nothing

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 31568324
Absolutely Perfect!

Author Comment

ID: 24106970
Perfect!  Many thanks sirbounty!
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ID: 24106975
Glad I could help - thanx for the grade! :^)

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