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    Windows XP Volume Control

    Does anybody know where Windows XP stores its user settings for the Volume Controls?

    I need to set a default for volume and microphone settings on 200+ PCs that will be reset when a different student logs on.

    I've trawled through the Registry and can only find the settings for which sliders are shown in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Applets\Volume Control. What I need to set is the levels of the sliders and the mute on/off settings so that every user gets the same, every time they log on. Once I've found where they are stored I'm sure I can script it to reset for each user.

    Thanks

    Kevin

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    This is the key you want to be looking at.

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceClasses\{6994AD04-93EF-11D0-A3CC-00A0C9223196}
    I used this key when I needed to set the mute options on mics to stop feedback.

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    Thanks, but this doesn't do what I'm wanting.

    I have exported this key as it is, made and saved changes to mute settings and volume sliders, then reimported the original key. It has not reset the changed settings to their original state.

    Kevin

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    You could do this with nircmd:

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    You can do it with NirCmd and it's 'setsysvolume' option.
    Code:
    setsysvolume [volume] {Component} {Device Index}
    Set the sound volume for your system. Changing this value also affects the sound volume settings under 'Control Panel'. The [volume] parameter should contain a value between 0 (silence) and 65535 (full volume).

    {Component} is an optional parameter that specifies one of the following sound components: master, waveout, synth, cd, microphone, phone, aux, line, headphones, wavein. The default value is 'master' (for master volume).

    Under Windows Vista, the component name must be identical to the one of the device names appear in the sound window of Vista (Control Panel -> Sound). If the device name contains spaces, it must be in quotes.

    {Device Index} is an optional parameter that specifies the sound device index. This parameter is useful if you have more than one sound card. If you don't specify this parameter, the default sound card in Control Panel is used.
    Examples:
    Code:
    setsysvolume 0x8000
    setsysvolume 0
    setsysvolume 25000 waveout
    setsysvolume 25000 master 1
    Wow! What can't this thing do...
    Resetting Volume at login

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    The setvol and mute utilities will do what you want (they are scriptable), they can be found here (you just need to scroll down): Utilities

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithk2306 View Post
    Thanks, but this doesn't do what I'm wanting.

    I have exported this key as it is, made and saved changes to mute settings and volume sliders, then reimported the original key. It has not reset the changed settings to their original state.

    Kevin
    It will work but only after a restart.

    p858snake find looks like a great way to go.

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