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Edit Registry 12 Sep 2017 19:18 #2694

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In a Windows Fileset, there is an Edit Registry option. The manual doesn't say much about how to use it. How do I edit the registry of a Windows computer? I have all of the keys I need to set and I tried using a batch file, but it didn't set everything. Thanks.

Edit Registry 12 Sep 2017 19:50 #2695

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You can only edit the registry for a fileset if it was made with a Fileset Magic and includes at least 1 registry change. I'd suggest snapshotting a PC with Fileset Magic and making a single registry change. After the 2nd snapshot just delete all the file entries from the fileset. Duplicate this fileset and edit as the registry as needed. Just remember to remove your temporary placeholder registry change if you're a bit OCD or you can just leave it there if it doesn't bother you.

Edit Registry 12 Sep 2017 21:24 #2696

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I was able to create the Fileset Magic. I had to change a couple keys, and now when I deploy it, it says "invalid DWORD (32-bit) value" in the registry for one of the keys I set.

Also, can Filewave delete keys? The Fileset Magic didn't pick up the keys I deleted and so when I deployed it, those keys still existed. Thanks.

Edit Registry 12 Sep 2017 21:34 #2697

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I'm also noticing that it is not changing values for other registry keys. Thanks.

Edit Registry 13 Sep 2017 01:13 #2698

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Fileset Magic only tracks registry additions and not deletions. If it’s just a handful of registry keys/values would you mind listing them so we can try adding them. If there are values please specify their data type and their data.

I wonder if your problem with some of the registry changes not being applied to client devices is a 32-bit vs. 64-bit registry issue. What is the platform architecture for the Fileset Magic system vs. the target client system? I did check that an empty fileset with 32-bit and 64-bit registry settings taken from a 64-bit system with Fileset Magic deploy fine to target 64-bit Windows client. Both 32-bit and 64-bit keys from the source system were recreated correctly on the client system.

For expediency it might make more sense for you to use "reg import" to add the new values via a .reg file and "reg delete" to handle the deletions that aren't being captured by Fileset Magic.
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Edit Registry 14 Sep 2017 20:24 #2704

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That's actually what I did was create a .reg file and used a bat file to reg import. Thanks for your help.
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