Help using reg.exe

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  1. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #1 Tito, Aug 26, 2012
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    I want to backup the following info using reg.exe in cmd:

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "EditionID"="Enterprise"
    "ProductName"="Windows 8 Enterprise"
    
    But if I use the built in export command then it backups all keys & values under CurrentVersion; no way to specify a particular portion. :(

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    
    C:\Users\Tito>reg export "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" D:\backup.reg
    The operation completed successfully. 
    
    Please help.

    :confused:
     
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  2. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    i think the REG.exe or REGEDIT.exe both via command line backup the complete key and subkeys, as you are experiencing.

    as far as i know physically running regedit going to your key and right click EXPORT is the only way.

    this link to some VBS code may help: http://www.motobit.com/help/regedit/sa310.htm
     
  3. Tito

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    Thanks for the help!!!

    But I want to code it entirely in CMD... ok thinking of an alternate way :g:
     
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  4. searchengine

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    #4 searchengine, Aug 26, 2012
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    reg query 'ProductName' & 'EditionId' entries, and write results to 'Backup.reg'

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    
    SET PRDT=&SET EDTN=
    
    ::reg query 'ProductName' & 'EditionId' entries
    FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%A IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v ProductName') DO SET PRDT=%%B
    FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%A IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v EditionId') DO SET EDTN=%%B
    
    ::write 'Backup.reg'
    (ECHO Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ECHO.
    ECHO [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    ECHO "EditionID"="%EDTN%"
    ECHO "ProductName"="%PRDT%") >Backup.reg
     
  5. Tito

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    #5 Tito, Aug 26, 2012
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    Exactly what I want to do!!!

    Thanks a lot!!!

    :worthy:
     
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    great job ;)
     
  8. Tito

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    Indeed... ;)
     
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  9. Tito

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    Please take a look here... my first batch :rolleyes:
     
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  11. searchengine

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    very good ;)

    I would suggest a small change to Winrar sfx... Path=%temp%\UpDown8
    I would change this 'Path' to... Path=%windir%\UpDown8

    If 'Backup.reg' saved to '%temp%' location it will most likely be deleted, by Windows Cleanup, CCleaner, Etc.
     
  12. burfadel

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    #12 burfadel, Aug 27, 2012
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    I had a look at you UpDown8 script.

    Instead of importing the .reg files, such that it is:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "EditionID"="Enterprise"
    "ProductName"="Windows 7 Enterprise"
    You can do it internally in the script file by:

    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /t REG_SZ /v EditionID  /d Enterprise /f>nul
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /t REG_SZ /v ProductName /d "Windows 7 Enterprise" /f>nul
    
    the errorlevel codes still apply, 0 success, 1 fail. The /f overwrites the existing values, just as it does when you import a .reg file.

    you can do the same with the other two files. Not that it really matters, but a Windows based batch script I believe should be named with the .cmd extension.