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    Reg add command: Can someone tell me what's wrong with this please?

    Hi,

    Simple thing. I'm trying to run the following command to add a new registry key:

    REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Location /v ValueName /t REG_DWORD /d "\\server\serverpath" /f

    So I'm basically trying to add a REG_DWORD value with the data string of a server path.

    Anyway, everytime I get the error: "Too many command line parameters"

    but as far as I can see it conforms completely with the command format.

    Can anyone see where I might be going wrong, because I can't?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    Hi,

    Simple thing. I'm trying to run the following command to add a new registry key:

    REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Location /v ValueName /t REG_DWORD /d "\\server\serverpath" /f

    So I'm basically trying to add a REG_DWORD value with the data string of a server path.

    Anyway, everytime I get the error: "Too many command line parameters"

    but as far as I can see it conforms completely with the command format.

    Can anyone see where I might be going wrong, because I can't?

    Thanks
    Do you have the exact line you're using? Obviously can change servernames etc, but kind of need to see the string

    Steve

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    @basicchannel If you are trying to add a REG_DWORD then you have to specitfy a number in /d More likely that you want to add a REG_SZ value (String) if the data is a path to a server?

    To check that out use Regedit to manually add the value you want in the registry and then use "REG QUERY HKEY_Local_User\Software\Location /ve" to show current values in that area of the registry and their name, type and data.

    Regards

    David Irwin
    Last edited by Ergo; 18th September 2012 at 12:57 PM.

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    OK, I really should have been more specific, so sorry about that.

    I'm trrying to add a value to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Setup in the form of ImportPRF to specify a prf server path for setting up Outlook profiles automatically. I assumed it should be a REG_DWORD

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    Code:
    REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Setup /v ImportPRF /t REG_SZ /d "\\server\serverpath" /f
    Should work. Even doing it as dword shouldn't give the error you got, unless you're copying an extra space in somewhere?

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Code:
    REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Setup /v ImportPRF /t REG_SZ /d "\\server\serverpath" /f
    Should work. Even doing it as dword shouldn't give the error you got, unless you're copying an extra space in somewhere?

    Steve
    Well REG_SZ worked perfectly. Trying to add it as a REG_DWORD failed miserably with the 'Invalid command line parameter' error. Very strange

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    Trying to add it as a REG_DWORD failed miserably with the 'Invalid command line parameter' error.
    REG_DWORD's are usually numbers. e.g.

    Code:
    reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system /v LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    Well REG_SZ worked perfectly. Trying to add it as a REG_DWORD failed miserably with the 'Invalid command line parameter' error. Very strange
    Glad you got it sorted

    David Irwin

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    Basically I'm just being an idiot trying to add a string to a DWORD value.


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    I always say - there is no such thing as a stupid question, it's just that questions help point out the daft things we are trying to do!

    Regards,

    David Irwin

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    Well REG_SZ worked perfectly. Trying to add it as a REG_DWORD failed miserably with the 'Invalid command line parameter' error. Very strange
    I was going to say it was supposed to be REG_SV but I wasn't sure and didn't want to look stupid...


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