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Remotely adding a registry key

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I'm trying to add this registry key remotely to a bunch of PC's however, it's not working


REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LoginUI\Background" /v OEMBackground /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Is there something I'm missing?
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by:JAN PAKULA
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1 did you modified "info" jpgs in

C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds


2 do you have group policy (are you on domain)


if yes change that to enabled

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always use custom login background
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by:WellingtonIS
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Yes I did all that.  I just need to add the registy key - That is enabled but unfortunatly with my wireless PC's it's takes forever for them to update via group policy.  I even did a GPP with the registry key and that's not taking either. So my next step is to do this manually.
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by:JAN PAKULA
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can you do

rsop.msc

 to see if gp is getting applied

have you done

gpupdate /force

(from cmd as admin)
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by:WellingtonIS
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YEs many times and I even rebooted.
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by:JAN PAKULA
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can you see your policy in rsop ? as applied?
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How are you trying to add the key (using a vbs script, batch script, running directly from start menu; etc.)?  Are you getting an error message when you add the key?

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by:WellingtonIS
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No errors I'm using PSexec and it's saying sucessful.  When I look in the registry it's not there?
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What is the full command you are using for PSEXEC.

PSEXEC (depending upon the options chosen) will return successful (meaning that PSEXEC successfully started the command) but not necessarily that the command completed successfully.

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by:WellingtonIS
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OK so is there a better command than what I'm using?
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I have had better luck with psexec by first exporting the registry you want to change and then using psexec to import it

psexec  \\computername -c -f -s -h regedit.exe /s "\\UNCPathToRegFile\file.reg"
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by:WellingtonIS
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That worked!  Thanks!
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