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Edit Registry Key via Batch File

Posted on 2016-09-02
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I need to make a change in the registry, I have the new *.reg file but can't seem to get the correct syntax. I manually changed the key and exported the reg.key file.

I have tried the following to edit the key in my batch file:

reg add \\Server\Share\FixSvrName.reg
regedit.exe /s \\Server\Share\FixSvrName.reg
regedit.exe /s "\\Server\Share\FixSvrName.reg"

I need to change the Server name in 2 keys, the key is:

Name = ab 1
Type = REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data = \\Bad Server Name\Share
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\35C4EBB1B4363B44683913E46D625075\SourceList\Net and

Date = Data = \\Bad Server Name\Share
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\B157EEDAEA907AD46985CD9FE0F8E97D\SourceList\Net

Thanks in advance for the help.
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by:Kimputer
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The correct one is (or the one with the quotes if spaces are involved):

regedit.exe /s \\Server\Share\FixSvrName.reg

Are you sure you are doing this as admin though?
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by:Newbie0000
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Yes I am, I will try it again. Been working on it so maybe I had an extra space or something. I will also try it in the command line.

Thanks for the response.
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by:Kimputer
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In some cases, this is the better solution (in case GUI keeps popping up despite using the /s or /q with regedit).

reg add hkcr\Installer\Products\35C4EBB1B4363B44683913E46D625075\SourceList\Net /v "ab 1" /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d  "\\Bad Server Name\Share"
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by:Newbie0000
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Great thanks, I'll try that.
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by:Newbie0000
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Hi,

So this works but even with the /f it is prompting me to "overwrite the file"?

reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\35C4EBB1B4363B44683913E46D625075\SourceList\Net" /v "1" /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d "\\Good Server Name\Share\" /f
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reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\35C4EBB1B4363B44683913E46D625075\SourceList\Net" /v "1" /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d "\\Good Server Name\Share" /f

The last slash causes this problem, and since it's a folder, it should be ok.
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Thank you so much, works like a charm now!
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by:Newbie0000
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Thanks again!
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