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Getting return code

Hi guys,

I have a really simple batch file.
I know that
reg query has the following return codes:
0 - Successful
1 - Unsuccessful.

--------------------------------------------- querykey.bat serverA

reg query \\%1\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EnterceptAgent

When i run the above, the output i get is:


    Start       REG_DWORD       0x2

But what i want is the following:

This key exists.
This key does not exist.

Any help guys.
Im assuming i first have to get the return code?
Any help greatly appreciated.
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will this work for you?

reg query \\%1\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EnterceptAgent | find /i "start"
if %errorlevel%==0 (
   echo This key exists
) else (
   echo This key does not exist

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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
If the EnterceptAgent key does not exist then a query of it will return errorlevel 1 anyway, i.e. just simple entry as below.  If you need to check for the Start value under that key existing then you have an answer above or you can use the /v parameter:

reg query \\%1\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EnterceptAgent
if %errorlevel%==1 echo Key does not exist

reg query \\%1\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EnterceptAgent /v Start
if %errorlevel%==1 echo Start DWORD does not exist


Simon336697Author Commented:
Guys really appreciate all your kind help. I will split the points if it is ok.
Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
No problem here, glad it helped.

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