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troubleshooting Question

Extracting Software Display Name and Display Version from a .reg file

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Hey guys,

I need a tiny tool to help parse 2 strings from a .reg file  – should be fairly easy J


The script will open the .reg file  and for every Instance of:


Extract data from the following headers:

·      Display Name
·      Display Version

Present the output it in a comma deliminated or .xls output.


Sample input (sample.reg)
"DisplayName"="Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)"

"UninstallString"="\"C:\\Program Files\\InstallShield Installation Information\\{3C4DF0FD-95CF-4F7B-A816-97CEF616948F}\\setup.exe\""
"LogFile"="C:\\Program Files\\InstallShield Installation Information\\{3C4DF0FD-95CF-4F7B-A816-97CEF616948F}\\setup.ilg"
"InstallSource"="C:\\HP Mgmt\\sysmgmt\\Setup.exe"
"DisplayName"="HP System Management Homepage"
"Publisher"="Hewlett-Packard Company"
"RegCompany"="Invenergy LLC"

Sample output (sample.xls)

Software                                                Version
Security Update for CAPICOM      
HP System Management Homepage      2.1.14

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