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(send) hostname/computername to field, should I used regread?


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Hello,

I am currently automating and MSI install. Part of the install asks me for the computer's hostname. I know there is an enviromental variable of %COMPUTERNAME%, so if I can pass that along to the installer, that would be good...

I also tried a regead with a variable.... No luck..

Here is the code I tried....

$var = Regread("HKLM\SYSTEM\......")

Send("$var")

So when this line comes up in the script, all that gets enterted into the text field is $var, rather than the variable itself (which should be the reg entry....

What am I missing?

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@ComputerName should give you what you want.

Edit: And if it is an MSI, you should be able to add the Global Variable right in the command line.

Edited by JLogan3o13

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wisem2540, are you using WinActivate to ensure the window is active before you send to it? The following works just fine for me and doesn't require creating a variable:

ShellExecute("notepad")
WinActivate("Untitled")
Send(@ComputerName)
Edited by JLogan3o13

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