I am using VB script to remove reg. key. In my vb, I am running .reg file to delete it, I have also tried using the following code to remove but not luck:

const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000002
strComputer = "."

Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" &_
strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\[ProductName]"

oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath

Can someone think or see something here that I might be missing?

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I use REG DELETE "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE... in a batch file to remove registry keys and i also use this vbs as well.

Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002

Set wmiLocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
Set wshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set wmiNameSpace = wmiLocator.ConnectServer(wshNetwork.ComputerName, "root\default")
Set objRegistry = wmiNameSpace.Get("StdRegProv")

' Deletes Key with alle subkeys
sPath1 = "Software\..."
sPath2 = "Software\..."
sPath3 = "SOFTWARE\....\"

lRC = DeleteRegEntry(HKEY_CURRENT_USER, sPath1)
lRC = DeleteRegEntry(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, sPath2)
lRC = DeleteRegEntry(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, sPath3)

Function DeleteRegEntry(sHive, sEnumPath)
lRC = objRegistry.DeleteKey(sHive, sEnumPath)
If (lRC <> 0) Then
On Error Resume Next
lRC = objRegistry.EnumKey(HKEY_CURRENT_USER, sEnumPath, sNames)
For Each sKeyName In sNames
If Err.Number <> 0 Then Exit For
lRC = DeleteRegEntry(sHive, sEnumPath & "\" & sKeyName)
On Error Goto 0
lRC = objRegistry.DeleteKey(sHive, sEnumPath)
End If
End Function
Answered 03/27/2012 by: shigbee
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I hope you are trying to delete it from HKLM hive.. as mentioned in script const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000002

Also , Are there any other registry entries inside this hive. SOFTWARE\[ProductName]

Then you have to delete them .

Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002

strComputer = "."
strKeyPath = "Installer\Products"

Set objRegistry = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

DeleteSubkeys HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeypath

Sub DeleteSubkeys(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, strKeyPath)
objRegistry.EnumKey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, strKeyPath, arrSubkeys
If IsArray(arrSubkeys) Then
For Each strSubkey In arrSubkeys
DeleteSubkeys HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, strKeyPath & "\" & strSubkey
End If
objRegistry.DeleteKey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, strKeyPath
End Sub

Answered 03/27/2012 by: rock_star
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What tool are you using to deploy the script? If your deleting from HKCU is the script running as the user?
Answered 03/27/2012 by: dchristian
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Folks, thanks for all of your feedback. This issue has been resolved now. I caught my mistake, and now the script is working flawlessly. Once again thanks for all the input.

Answered 03/27/2012 by: 786_ak
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