help with reg add in batch file


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pete0085

I am trying to run a reg add command in a batch file but it does not execute.
The command runs fine in the command prompt.

REG ADD "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBTOR" /v Start /t
REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

What am I missing here?
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

The quote mark may be interpreted as an 'escape' character. I would use two
in a row, or perhaps the 'single quote mark' character.

ADD ""HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBTOR"" /v

ADD 'HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBTOR' /v
 
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pete0085

Still can't get it to work. This is weird, I have run similar commands from
a batch file to edit the reg before. Is there another setting in the
registry that allows or denies you to excute a batch file?

I will take a look at my other batch file to see if there is any difference
in the syntax.

If it runs via command prompt, it should, in theory, run from a batch file.
 
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Claymore

Still can't get it to work.  This is weird, I have run similar commands from
a batch file to edit the reg before.  Is there another setting in the
registry that allows or denies you to excute a batch file?

I will take a look at my other batch file to see if there is any difference
in the syntax.

If it runs via command prompt, it should, in theory, run from a batch file..  









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First, in this paricular forum I'm using it's hard to see if it's all
on one line because of text wrapping, but the command is all on one
line, like this:

reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBTOR" /v "Start" /t
REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Note the quotes around the Value.

/v specifies the value to change, /t the type of the value, /d the
data to write, and /f will force the data to be written, even if the
value exists already.
 
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pete0085

The command is one line. I have tried the extra quotes and without. I
looked at a previous batch file and it didn't have any quotes and would run
without a problem.

The previous batch files I used added a new entry. I am not "adding" a new
entry, but modifying it. The data is changing from 3 to 4.

Maybe this helps, but I am lost at the moment. I can export the setting and
run it as a .reg file. I would like to someone use it as a startup script
via group policy and a batch file seemed to be the easiest.
 
C

Claymore

The command is one line.  I have tried the extra quotes and without.  I
looked at a previous batch file and it didn't have any quotes and would run
without a problem.

The previous batch files I used added a new entry.  I am not "adding" a new
entry, but modifying it.  The data is changing from 3 to 4.

Maybe this helps, but I am lost at the moment.  I can export the settingand
run it as a .reg file.  I would like to someone use it as a startup script
via group policy and a batch file seemed to be the easiest.









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Hello again,

I'm looking at that reg key you have. Is that just a typo as it should
be USBSTOR, not USBTOR.
 
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pete0085

It was a typo on my part.

I am not sure how or why, but it works now. I created a new text document,
retyped everything in lower case and saved it as a .bat.

There are no quotes around the text. This doesn't make any sense, but I
tested in a few times and it works. Only difference is the lower case.
Should I blame the gremlins for this one?

All I care about is it works :)

Thanks for your assistance on this. Now my next problem is figuring out why
it doesn't work as a startup script in group policy, but it works if I double
click the file. I actually have other reg add scripts that didn't work via
group policy, so I'm guessing it's a universal issue.
 
C

Claymore

It was a typo on my part.

I am not sure how or why, but it works now.  I created a new text document,
retyped everything in lower case and saved it as a .bat.  

There are no quotes around the text.  This doesn't make any sense, but I
tested in a few times and it works.  Only difference is the lower case.  
Should I blame the gremlins for this one?  

All I care about is it works :)

Thanks for your assistance on this.  Now my next problem is figuring outwhy
it doesn't work as a startup script in group policy, but it works if I double
click the file.  I actually have other reg add scripts that didn't work via
group policy, so I'm guessing it's a universal issue.  





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Would it not be easier to just add a shortcut to the batch file to
your Startup folder? (It's what I do myself.)
 
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pete0085

I need to be able to easily push it out to all the workstations. I can put
it in the startup folder, but I would need to go around to each pc and that
is time consuming.
 

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