How do i change registry keys on a remote computer with powershell 2?

Posted on 2010-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am trying to find a way to change the value of a registry key on a lot of computers. The key i want to change is basically the 'Computer Description' which is located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\srvcomment
. Anyone know how this is possible with powershell or even any other way this can be done remotly.
 Thanks in advance
Question by:MOSADMIN

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kooswillem earned 150 total points
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1. Export your registry key
2. This will give something like this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"srvcomment"="Description changed by script"

3. Delete all irrelevant value lines
4. copy the *.reg file to each workstation
5. Double click the file or execute it by script.

Or use the information on this page:
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Ben Personick earned 350 total points
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You have Windows Batch scripting as on of yoru zones, asuming a batch file is an acceptable method then you can easily edit a remote computer's registry file however you like assuming that you have administrator credentials to that machine as follows:

REG ADD "\\ComputerName\HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" v/ srvcomment /t REG_SZ /d "This will be the new Description of the Computer!" /f

For a bit more likely usage in a script see attached.
SET "Cmp=RemoteComputerName"
SET "Key=HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
SET "Item=srvcomment"
SET "Data=This will be the new Description of the COmputer!"

REG ADD "\\%cmp%\%Key%" /v %Item% /t REG_SZ /d "%Data%" /f

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Thanks for rhe points, glad to help

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