Scripting Question

Query Registry for the REG-SZ Data

02/09/2016 1947 views
We added a new license server and I need to ensure everyone is pointing to it so I would like to return the Data of a REG_SZ Named "Server Order" in the registry.

The Name Server Order, Type is REG_SZ and Data will be the server name i.e.: LicSVR1

I tried the following and can't seem to get the syntax right

reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\wer\Licensing\"Server Order"="LicSVR1""

It doesn't find it, I tried a few different switches, the /t is supposed to find the REG_SZ data but I can't get it to work

Thanks in advance for the help

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  • So I got this to work on the command line, it returned the Server Order with the Server Name I was looking for:

    reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\wer\Licensing\" /v "Server Order"

    And it returned
    Server Order REG_SZ LicSVR1

    But now I have to get the correct syntax in the script to search and if it finds the LicSVR1 the script continues if not it installs the correct one. I have all the script working except for when it look to see what the server is??

    Thanks again.
    • can you post your script
      • Here is the part I am talking about:

        reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\wer\Licensing\" /v "Server Order" (This is where I have tried = "LicSVR1" and others to say if you see LicSVR1 add to flag file if not install is from ....)
        if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (
        echo %date% %computername% LicSVR1 Installed >> "C:\Windows\System32\flags\wer.txt"
        if %errorlevel% NEQ 0 (
        echo %date% %computername% LicSVR1 Re-Installed >> "C:\Windows\System32\flags\wer.txt"
        goto :eof
  • OMG is it that I missed to close the quote ) after the EQU 0 ( ???
    • you do have two open and only one close quote
      • Sorry fixed it but how can I get the query to look for Server Order data value, i.e.: Server Order = LicSVR1 and then determine if it's EQU or NEQ?

Answer Chosen by the Author

This worked:

reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\wer\Licensing\" |find "LicSVR1.domain"
if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (
echo %date% %computername% LicSVR1 Installed >> "C:\Windows\System32\flags\wer.txt"
Answered 02/09/2016 by: Newbie0000
Orange Senior Belt

Community Chosen Answer

reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\wer\Licensing /v "Server Order"
Answered 02/09/2016 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

All Answers

you need to do something like this in a batch to run this or that based on the key

reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\wer\Licensing /v "Server Order" /f LicSVR1 /d
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 goto :equal

Rem change this to the not equal stuff you want to do
:not equal
echo not equal

Rem change this to the equal stuff you want to do
echo equal

Answered 02/09/2016 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

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