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Hello Experts,

I need to deploy a .reg file via group policy. I've deployed many .msi files before but never .reg Help!!!
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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you can use logon scripts or you can drill down into the preferences\windows settings
http://blog.unidesk.com/gpos-set-custom-registry-entries-virtual-desktops-disabling-machine-password.
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I'm running Active directory 2003 with a mix of XP and Win7 computers.
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If you want to deploy user settings (HKCU in regedit), use either a logon script or GPPs in the user policy section.
For all other registry hives, use startup scripts or GPPs in the computer policy section.
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In that case it might be easier to just use a batch file and have it run as a logon script using Group Policy.

Group Policy Preferences would be the most ideal method but you'll need to do a number of things to set it up for your environment beforehand (i.e. install RSAT on a Windows 7 machine for Group Policy Management and then ensure the Group Policy Client Side Extensions update is installed on all your XP machines)

Create your .reg file and store it on a share on your DC, e.g. \\server\netlogon\reg_file.reg
Open Notepad then type in regedit /s \\server\netlogon\reg_file.reg > File > Save As > in the Save As Type dropdown select All files (*.*) > name your logon script, i.e. addreg.bat > Save the file to the netlogon share on one of your DCs.

Then follow the steps here to add the above addreg.bat file as a logon script using Group Policy: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781361%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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@vb its
regedit.exe is not suitable for logon scripts as it requires elevation. reg.exe however does not.
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Yep good point McKnife. It'll work fine for XP but Windows 7 will require elevation so reg.exe is the way to go.

@CNBELGIN, please see this Microsoft article for the syntax for the reg.exe command: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/cc742162.aspx
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Hello Guys,

Thanks for all your help.

In the example below, how would i utilize  reg.exe for win7?  Would i simply replace regedit.exe  /s with reg.exe /s ?

@echo off

Regedit.exe /s \\DC01\install\fix.reg

exit
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reg import \\DC01\install\fix.reg
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Will this work for XP as well as win7?

reg import \\DC01\install\fix.reg
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For both.
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