Hi Guys,

I have this peculiar question for you guys. I am trying to automate MS Visual Studio Premium 2012. I have automated it successfully but the thing is here I want to disable the updates. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\ExtensionManager "EnableAdminExtensions"=0x00000000  and 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\ExtensionManager "DisableUserExtensions"=0x00000001. to disable the updates and the extension per user.

I have tried to insert these values manully but the things is when i try to add the registry it wouldn't allow me to add that registry. Says that I dont have admin privileges, but I have admin priv's.

Can any one help me with this please.

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Try to separate the registry, one for the Current User and the other for the local machine entry:

Double clicking on the Current user registry should merge the entry to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

While running the Local Machine registry as Admin. Right click on the registry then Run as Admin should merge it to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Hope this help.


Answered 10/23/2012 by: kenshin288
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if its on vista or win7 , run cmd as administrator. Right click run as administrator on cmd.exe. Then try to merge the registry.

Answered 10/17/2012 by: hrs2cool
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  • I actually tried doing that, it still does not add the values. and I have admin rights. and am using win7
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