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VBScript ShellExecute RUNAS - parameters with spaces

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Hi folks,

I have been working on this one for a while and I just can't seem to get it.  What am I doing wrong?  I could explain what I am trying to do and why I am trying to do it, but in this forum, I am sure you folks get the gist.  The problem exists with the spaces in the HKLM entry.

Please - dont ask why, dont ask how, dont recommend another method.. My question is just about my syntax.   Sorry if I come across a bit direct, but sometimes that happens  :) Thanks in advance!!

'On Error Resume Next 

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")

strWinLogon = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon"
strRegApp = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\reg.exe"
strArg = "test"


'objshell.shellexecute strRegApp, Chr(34) & strWinLogon & Chr(34) & " /v bb /t REG_SZ /d " & strArg & " /f","", "runas", 1 

objShell.ShellExecute "reg.exe", Chr(34) & strWinLogon & Chr(34) & " /v tstval /t REG_SZ /d test", "", "runas", 1


wscript.echo "Done"


    WScript.Quit

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Regards,
RichS
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Hi, you're missing the "add" in the arguments to reg.exe

It should be
objShell.ShellExecute "reg.exe", "add " & Chr(34) & strWinLogon & Chr(34) & " /v tstval /t REG_SZ /d test", "", "runas", 1


Regards,

Rob.
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A HUGE DUH to me.   Thank you!!
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