Is there a way to make en masse registry changes

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by RP, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. RP

    RP Guest

    Is there a method for making a registry modification to a very large number
    of servers/desktops without having to sit at each and do it manually?

    For example:
    I need to make a registry modification on 500 different machines. Is there a
    method of pushing out the change and forcing it on a reboot or log off and
    log on sequence?

    Thanks in advance
     
    RP, Jul 25, 2005
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  2. Tell me more about your network infrastructure. There is a domain? Why don't
    use the GPO for to accomplish your goal?
    The clients are in the same network or in different network? The clients are
    in the same site?
    Tell me more what you want to do exactly ...........
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    Giuseppe Nacci, Jul 25, 2005
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  3. RP

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    A kind of messy way is to write a script with a loop that calls psexec
    (get the pstools package from sysinternals.com) which executes the reg
    program locally on each remote machine. This assumes that you have
    already made a .reg file with your changes in it and copied it to a
    location on each remote machine.

    To reboot use psreboot or reboot.exe from the resource kit in a wrapper
    script.

    ~Jason

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    Jason Gurtz, Jul 25, 2005
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  4. RP

    RP Guest

    All good questions. It is a domain, but we need make a change for a 3rd party
    app which was deployed using GPO. Their install had an option which we can
    toggle with use of a registry modification.
     
    RP, Jul 25, 2005
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  5. You can use the ADM like explained in following link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=225087
    Let me know if it's good.

    P.S. From where you are writing?
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    Giuseppe Nacci, Jul 26, 2005
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  6. RP

    RP Guest

    Thanks Giuseppe. I'll review the white paper on ADM. This may be helpful. The
    link looks to have some good information. I'll try to review the entire
    article today and get back to you.
    I'm writing for New Jersey.

    Thanks a lot
     
    RP, Jul 26, 2005
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  7. Yes.

    Install PsShutdown, tip 4086 in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsifaq.com, on your desktop.
    If your desktop is W2K, install the Support Tools from the W2K CD-ROM.

    Use REG ADD to update the registry.
    Use PsShutdown to restart (or logoff) the remote computer.

    If the 500 computers are ALL the domain computers,
    use tip 8278 ยป How do I use the NET VIEW command to return the computer names in my domain?

    If you have a list of computer names (NetBIOS), place them in a file, one per line, and parse it with the FOR command.

    This batch script should take you less than 5 minutes to write.
     
    Jerold Schulman, Jul 26, 2005
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