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WMI Read Registry Remotely...

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Ok, so I wrote this script, it works on some machines in my company, but not others, wtf? I don't get how the remote registry, which is available on all our machines I can get to thru regedit, but when I run this file, some report back, others error out??? Any help much appreciated.

Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002

strComputer = "el044552"

Set objRegistry = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _ 
    strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "SYSTEM\Setup"
strValueName = "OEMDuplicatorString"
objRegistry.GetStringValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,strKeyPath,strValueName,strValue

If IsNull(strValue) Then
    Wscript.Echo "The registry key does not exist."
    Wscript.Echo strValue
End If

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Here is the problem, you aren't using AutoIt. :) Ptrex will tell you to add in a COM error handler.

Const $HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = "&H80000002"

$strComputer = "el044552"

Dim $objRegistry = ObjGet("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & $strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

$strKeyPath = "SYSTEM\Setup"
$strValueName = "OEMDuplicatorString"

If $strValue = "" Then
ConsoleWrite( "The registry key does not exist.")
ConsoleWrite( $strValue)

EDIT: Also the Autoit Reg* functions do work remotely

It is possible to access remote registries by using a keyname in the form "\\computername\keyname". To use this feature you must have the correct access rights on NT/2000/XP/2003, or if you are using a 9x based OS the remote PC must have the remote registry service installed first (See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 141460).

Edited by weaponx

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