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Vbscript to query a registry key and pass to a batch file

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Hi,

I need a script that will be able to query a reg_sz key in the registry within HKLM.

I would then like the vbscript to call another Windows Batch file and pass the key as a variable into this script. I assume I can then use %1 within the batch script.

Thanks
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Question by:aideb
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by:prashanthd
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try this code
Give the reg key paths and modify test.bat to the batch file name
Yes, you can use %1 in batch file.
On Error Resume Next

strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings" 'give reg path
strValueName = "TrustPolicy" 'give key to get
strComputer = "."

Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
dim shell
set shell=createobject("wscript.shell")

 
Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _
    strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
 

oReg.GetStringValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,strKeyPath,strValueName,strValue

'WScript.Echo "strvalue" & strvalue

shell.run "test.bat " & strvalue
set shell=nothing

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by:aideb
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Excellent thanks.

is there anyway to run the batch script hidden?
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prashanthd earned 500 total points
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you can test the following to hide the batch script

On Error Resume Next

strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings" 'give reg path
strValueName = "TrustPolicy" 'give key to get
strComputer = "."

Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
dim shell
set shell=createobject("wscript.shell")

 
Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _
    strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
 

oReg.GetStringValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,strKeyPath,strValueName,strValue

'WScript.Echo "strvalue" & strvalue

shell.run "test.bat " & strvalue,0
set shell=nothing
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by:prashanthd
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Did the above code work?
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by:aideb
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Yes it did!.

fantastic - thanks...
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