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I cannot read information from Windows Registry using python on windows 8.1

Posted on 2016-08-26
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This script returns the MAC addresses and network names of all the WiFi networks you have joined. But when I run on my pychram python 2.7.12 it gives me the following out put:

C:\Python27\python.exe C:/Users/Bdd/PycharmProjects/untitled6/pp.py
Process finished with exit code 0

from _winreg import *

def val2addr(val):

    addr = ''

    for ch in val:

        addr += '%02x '% ord(ch)

    addr = addr.strip(' ').replace(' ', ':')[0:17]

    return addr

def printNets():

    print '[+] '

    net = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion"+\
          "\NetworkList\Signatures\Unmanaged"
    key = OpenKey(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, net)

    print '\n[*] Networks You have Joined.'

    for i in range(100):
        try:
            guid = EnumKey(key, i)

            netKey = OpenKey(key, str(guid))

            (n, addr, t) = EnumValue(netKey, 5)

            (n, name, t) = EnumValue(netKey, 4)


            macAddr = val2addr(addr)

            netName = str(name)

            print '[+] ' + netName + ' ' + macAddr

            CloseKey(netKey)
        except:

            break

def main():

    printNets()

if __name__ == "__main__":

    main()

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Question by:zrdad mont
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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32 bit python on x64 system you need to specify you want x64 version of registry and not syswow64 section

key = OpenKey(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, net, 0, KEY_READ | KEY_WOW64_64KEY)

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You may need administrative permissions (run as administrator) test via command prompt
reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList

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by:zrdad mont
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Thanks, solution worked perfectly fine
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