Login Script - Checking for Registry value to run install of IE7

I am trying to use this statement to check for IE7 on some PCs and then if it exists continue with rest of the login script batch file -

reg query "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector\ " /f 7.0000

However, if this value does not exist then I want to run the install of IE7 with some switches and continue with the rest of the login script.

Any help is appreciated.  Thanks.
cfbennettAsked:
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kevin_uCommented:
This should work:
reg query "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector\ " /f 7.0000
if %errorlevel% 1 (
  rem ie7 install command here
)

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cfbennettAuthor Commented:
I will give this a try and let you know.

Thanks.
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oBdACommented:
This will definitely not work.
The syntax of "reg query" is incorrect and will *always* return errorlevel 1.
The errorlevel as suggested by kevin_u is incorrect as well, the script will exit with a syntax error.
In addition, this will NOT work as a logon script, because users do (or at least "should") not have permissions to install software, and the logon script runs in the user's security context.
You could try to use the script below as a *computer* *startup* script; note that the group "Domain Computers" needs to have Read permissions to whatever share the installation file is coming from.
Or you can deploy it directly through a GPO:
You can use .msi files to deploy Internet Explorer 7 in Active Directory environments
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942812

reg query "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector" /v "IE" | find "7.0000"
if not errorlevel 1 goto :eof
REM Your IE7 install goes here:

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cfbennettAuthor Commented:
Thanks oBdA.  I am going to try this and if I cannot get it to work then I will use the link to deploy IE7 via AD.

I will post back in a bit whether it works.
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cfbennettAuthor Commented:
Thank you oBdA as your solution worked putting those lines in the login script.

I know you said not to put it there but the users have Administrative rights to the PC where we are deploying this so it works.

Thanks again for the help.
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