NAME

Get-RegString

SYNOPSIS

Retrieves a registry string (REG_SZ) value from local or remote computers.

SYNTAX

Get-RegString [[-ComputerName] <>] [[-Hive] <>] [-Key] <> [-Value] <> [-View] [-Ping] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

 

PARAMETERS

-ComputerName <String[]>

Adds a new member even the object has a custom member with the same name. You cannot use the Force parameter to replace a standard member of a type.

Required? false
Position? 1
Default value $env:COMPUTERNAME
Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters? false

 

-Hive <String>

Adds a new member even the object has a custom member with the same name. You cannot use the Force parameter to replace a standard member of a type.

Required? false
Position? 2
Default value LocalMachine
Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters? false

 

-Key <String>

Adds a new member even the object has a custom member with the same name. You cannot use the Force parameter to replace a standard member of a type.

Required? true
Position? 3
Default value  
Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters? false

 

-Value <String>

Adds a new member even the object has a custom member with the same name. You cannot use the Force parameter to replace a standard member of a type.

Required? true
Position? 4
Default value  
Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters? false

 

-View <RegistryView>

Adds a new member even the object has a custom member with the same name. You cannot use the Force parameter to replace a standard member of a type.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value Default
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

 

-Ping <SwitchParameter>

Adds a new member even the object has a custom member with the same name. You cannot use the Force parameter to replace a standard member of a type.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

 

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type,
"get-help about_commonparameters".

INPUTS

 

OUTPUTS

PSFanatic.Registry.RegistryValue (PSCustomObject)

NOTES

Author: Shay Levy
Blog : http://PowerShay.com

EXAMPLES

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

C:\PS>Get-RegString -Hive LocalMachine -Key SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess -Value FullInstallVer

ComputerName Hive Key Value Data Type
------------ ---- --- ----- ---- ----
COMPUTER1 LocalMachine SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess FullInstallVer 6.1.7600.16385 String


Description
-----------
The command gets the installed version of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) from the local computer.
The name of ComputerName parameter, which is optional, is omitted.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

C:\PS>[Environment]::Is64BitProcess

False

PS> Get-RegString -Hive LocalMachine -Key SOFTWARE\MyKey -ComputerName Server1 -Value 64String -View Registry64

ComputerName Hive Key Value Data Type
------------ ---- --- ----- ---- ----
Server1 LocalMachine SOFTWARE\MyKey 64String Hello String


Description
-----------
This command is using an elevated 32-bit instance of Windows PowerShell to read values from
a 64-bit registry section of a remote 64-bit server. First we verify that the current console
is a 32-bit instance by using the Is64BitProcess system environment variable.

Connecting to the 64-bit section of the remote server registry is done using the View
parameter.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

C:\PS>"SERVER1","SERVER2","SERVER3" | Get-RegString -Key SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess -Value FullInstallVer -Ping

ComputerName Hive Key Value Data Type
------------ ---- --- ----- ---- ----
SERVER1 LocalMachine SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess FullInstallVer 2.82.3959.0 String
SERVER2 LocalMachine SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess FullInstallVer 2.82.3959.0 String
SERVER3 LocalMachine SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess FullInstallVer 2.82.1830.0 String

Description
-----------
The command gets the installed version of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) from remote computers.
When the Switch parameter Ping is specified the command issues a ping test to each computer.
If the computer is not responding to the ping request a warning message is written to the console and the computer is not processed.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 4 --------------------------

C:\PS>Get-Content servers.txt | Get-RegString -Key SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess -Value FullInstallVer

ComputerName Hive Key Value Data Type
------------ ---- --- ----- ---- ----
SERVER1 LocalMachine SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess FullInstallVer 2.82.3959.0 String
SERVER2 LocalMachine SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess FullInstallVer 2.82.3959.0 String
SERVER3 LocalMachine SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess FullInstallVer 2.82.1830.0 String

Description
-----------
The command uses the Get-Content cmdlet to get the server names from a text file.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 5 --------------------------

C:\PS>Get-RegString -Hive LocalMachine -Key SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess -Value FullInstallVer | Test-RegValue -ComputerName SERVER1,SERVER2 -Ping

True
True

Description
-----------
This command gets the installed version of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) from the local computer.
The output is piped to the Test-RegValue function to check if the value exists on two remote computers.
When the Switch parameter Ping is specified the command issues a ping test to each computer.
If the computer is not responding to the ping request a warning message is written to the console and the computer is not processed.

RELATED LINKS

http://psrr.codeplex.com
Set-RegString
Get-RegValue
Remove-RegValue
Test-RegValue

Last edited Jun 11, 2012 at 1:45 PM by Shay, version 3

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