Denil

User List in regedit

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Hi, i'm trying to read the user name from value of Reg_dword but with MsgBox(0, "", "@error = " & @error) show "-1" and not user pc

$userpc=RegRead('HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList', 'REG_DWORD')

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I'm guessing it's because the valuename is wrong.You have the type listed there, not the valuename.

You need to add some error checking to the script to find out why it failed.


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In addition to the value name you should make sure the key itself exists. The key doesn't exist on all Windows versions.

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That was the point I was making when I suggested adding some error checking to his script. ;)

 


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi Denil,
how about MsgBox(0,'username',@UserName) wont that give you what you need?

you are using the RegRead the wrong way, go look it up in the help file, if you have sciTE installed then double click the RegRead word in your script and pres f1, it will take you directly to the help file of RegRead

Edited by jvds
my spelling is a messy mess

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The error (@error = -1) means the key exists on that particular system but as it was pointed by BrewManNH the value name is incorrect. The macro suggested by jvds (@UserName) works on all systems.

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