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Edano

i use this to read remote registry entries looping thru my LAN:

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$x=RegRead("\\"&$a[0][0]&"\"&$Reg,"Port")
$y=RegRead("\\"&$a[0][0]&"\"&$Reg,"InstallDir")

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the array is the network computer name or the ip-address, $Reg is the registry key. i tried with both, network computer name and ip-address, but the only result i can obtain is for the localmachine. all others return blank.

@error code is 1 resp. 3

1 if unable to open requested key  

3 if unable to remote connect to the registry

what else must i do to obtain results from all my computers ?

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BrewManNH

Do you have access rights, on the remote machine(s), to those keys?


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Edano

how can i set the access rights to registry keys ? and can i do that by using autoit ?


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BrewManNH

You need to have access rights to the computer that you are connecting to remotely, if you have that, you should have read rights to the registry keys. 


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JLogan3o13

As BrewManNH suggests, it is most likely the location you're trying to grab, and a lack of rights. The example below works just fine for HIVES and keys that I have access to:

#include <Array.au3>

$Reg = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\AdobeViewer"

Local $aArray[4][2]
    $aArray[0][0] = "JLVMXP1"
    $aArray[0][1] = "10.10.20.69"
    $aArray[1][0] = "JLVMXP2"
    $aArray[1][1] = "10.10.20.70"
    $aArray[2][0] = "JLVMXP3"
    $aArray[2][1] = "10.10.20.71"
    $aArray[3][0] = "JLVMXP4"
    $aArray[3][1] = "10.10.20.72"

$x = RegRead("\\" & $aArray[0][1] & "\" & $Reg, "EULA")

MsgBox(0, $aArray[0][0], $x)
MsgBox(0, $aArray[0][1], $x)

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Edano

ah, okay, are there locations in the registry that do not afford read rights ? i am quite free to use any section, since my script writes its own install directory in the registry, and i want to see remotely where it is installed for inter script communication.

currently i use "HKLMSOFTWAREEdano", but as said i could write it anywhere.

and the other question is, could the script itself set the read rights to its "own" keys ? (i am aware of possible implications)


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JLogan3o13

I would suggest you begin by opening the registry, browsing to the remote machine and the key that you're looking to target, and then looking at the permissions set on that key. There are a couple different ways to set permissions on remote registry. If you do a google search there should be a couple of MS articles near the top.

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Edano

i'll do that. thx

Edit cool. i never knew that there is a 'network registry'

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JLogan3o13

Yep. One of my first scripts was manipulating the network registry with Sends (see below). This was many many moons ago (2000/XP era), but it worked.

;Open Uninstall folder on remote machine

$input = InputBox( "Enter asset tag", "Please enter the machine ID" )
Run( "regedit.exe" )
WinWaitActive( "Registry Editor" )
Send( "{LCTRL}, {HOME}, {LEFT}" )
Send( "!f, c" )
Sleep(1000)
Send( $input & "{ENTER}" )
Send( "HK{RIGHT}SOFT{RIGHT}Micros{RIGHT}Wind{RIGHT}{DOWN}{RIGHT}Uninst{RIGHT}" )

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i guess it was easier than today. the post xp os are so picky with admissions. (i still use xp, but some of my remotes have vista and win7, unfortunately.)


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