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Reading ACL of RegKeys - multiple computers

Posted on 2010-09-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi there,

I have to analyse the ACL configuration of two RegKeys on round about 1.000 Windows Servers. I tried to find a proper class in WMI to query the ACL but nothing have found yet... Query Regkeys is quiet easy, but do not know how to get the ACL of it - anybody does?

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thx for that, but if I am right .NET/get-ACL only works on the local machine and not remote(?). Shoudl run this query over 1.000 machines. Do you know if there is way to do this with WMI - can't find a proper Class....

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thetmanvn earned 2000 total points
ID: 33681390
You can work with remote registry in .NET/PS. See here:


This article does not mention $Srv parameter, but in this article, it describe in example:

http://bsonposh.com/archives/258 (Remote retrieve Installed software)

Hope this help

# Get-InstalledSoftware
$regKey = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey([Microsoft.Win32.RegistryHive]::LocalMachine,$Srv)
$key = $regKey.OpenSubkey("Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall",$false)
Write-Host "Getting Software in Uninstall Key" -Fore Green
Write-Host ("-"*60) -Fore Gray
Write-Host "Getting Software From Win32_Product" -Fore Green
Write-Host ("-"*60) -Fore Gray
get-wmiobject Win32_Product -comp $srv | foreach{$_.Name}

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