RegWrite with Windows 10

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I am having an issue with windows 10 and regwrite.  when i run my script it acts as though it has updated the registry but when i view the registry it has not updated the keys.  I added error checking to the script but it is not showing errors.  now if i remove #requireadmin i will get error 1 - unable to open requested key.

her is my code.


#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIFiles.au3>
#include <Process.au3>

; Declared Variables
Global $userName = "user"
Global $userPassword = "Ktesting"
Global $autologin = "1"
Global $notification = "0"
Global $balloon = "0"

If @OSArch = "X64" Then
    Global $HKLM = "HKLM64"
    Global $HKLM = "HKLM"

; Looks for switch on program start
If $CmdLine[0] > 0 Then ; looks for switch on startup
    If $CmdLine[1] = "/boot" Then BootMachine()

; Setup Kiosk for first time
Func MachineInstallation()
    MsgBox (1, "Installation", "Starting Install")
    ; Add Program to Run registry Key
    RegWrite ($HKLM & "\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", "DL Kiosk", "REG_SZ", "c:\temp\DL Testing Kiosk\dl testing kiosk.exe /boot")
    If @error Then
        MsgBox (1, "error", @error)

    ; Add Automatic Logon Registry Key
    RegWrite ($HKLM & "\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon", "AutoAdminLogon", "REG_SZ", $autologin)
        If @error Then
        MsgBox (1, "error", @error)

    RegWrite ($HKLM & "\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon", "DefaultUserName", "REG_SZ", $userName)
        If @error Then
        MsgBox (1, "error", @error)

    RegWrite ($HKLM & "\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon", "DefaultPassword", "REG_SZ", $userPassword)
        If @error Then
        MsgBox (1, "error", @error)

    ; Pop Ups and Notification Center Registry
    RegWrite ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer", "DisableNotificationCenter", "REG_SZ", $notification)
        If @error Then
        MsgBox (1, "error", @error)

    RegWrite ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced", "EnableBalloonTips", $balloon)
        If @error Then
        MsgBox (1, "error", @error)

    MsgBox (1, "Installation", "Install completed")




i think i figured out my problem.  I was missing the space between Windows and NT.  user error, sorry.  

Edited by damon

It always amazes me how one little thing can cause so much havoc

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@damon you need to go over your script a little more closely:

  • The first call to RegWrite works just fine for me on Windows 10
  • The following 3 don't work because you misspelled the Key name - it is HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ you missed the space
  • The next call works just fine for me on Windows 10
  • The last one fails because you didn't call it correctly
    • You neglected to include the Type parameter.
    • This parameter is not optional if you are going to specify a value.

After resolving all the mistakes, it runs just fine for me.

√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I have a few issues with this as well, but I'm just using "Case $msg" for calling the Regwrite, is there an issues with that?


Case $msg = $b_varsle_install
            RegWrite("HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU", "NoAutoUpdate", "REG_DWORD", "0")
            RegWrite("HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU", "AUOptions", "REG_DWORD", "2")
            RegWrite("HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU", "ScheduledInstallDay", "REG_DWORD", "0")
            RegWrite("HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU", "ScheduledInstallTime", "REG_DWORD", "3")

Nevermind, this option does not work with Windows 10 Home anymore.

Edited by flaritycat

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#5 ·  Posted

You can write in windows 10 with System user privilege.... use psexec tool.

Ex: psexec -i -s yourautoitscript.exe

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#6 ·  Posted

@flaritycat - Although policies no longer work in Windows 10, just for future reference remember to use HKLM for accessing 32-bit keys and HKLM64 for 64-bit keys for example:

Local $sHKLM = @OSArch = 'x64' ? 'HKLM64' : 'HKLM'

RegWrite($sHKLM & "\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU", "NoAutoUpdate", "REG_DWORD", "0")
RegWrite($sHKLM & "\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU", "AUOptions", "REG_DWORD", "2")
RegWrite($sHKLM & "\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU", "ScheduledInstallDay", "REG_DWORD", "0")
RegWrite($sHKLM & "\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU", "ScheduledInstallTime", "REG_DWORD", "3")


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