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    PUSH registry addition to HKLM to win7 and winxp PC's from 2008 DC not working

    I'd like to edit all PC's on our network with a new registry key to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ key

    In the long distance past I have done this by editing the logon script to inc. a line such as:

    regedit.exe /s "\\server\netlogon\Batch\newregentries.reg"

    I've not had any need to mess with this for a while but none of my clients XP or Win7 are picking up the new setting when logging in as standard users.

    If I logon as a domain admin then the logon script entry correctly adds the new key to the local registry....

    Any ideas?
    Thanks.

    Is it possible to create a GPO to push out a registry change to XP clients from a 2008 AD or will that only work for windows 7 clients?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennysarmy View Post
    Any ideas?
    Aren't logon scripts (per use) done as user privelages? aka no running exe's?

    Thought only machine (start up) scripts done as admin.

    Steve

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    If you get the login script to copy to the local PC it will work fine...something like this....
    Batch file 1:If Not Exist "C:\Highcon\logfile.txt" \\server\Highcon$\HighCon.bat
    Batch File 2:MD C:\Highcon
    Copy \\Server\Highcon$\*.* C:\Highcon
    regedit /s C:\highcon\HighCon.reg > C:\Highcon\logfile.txt

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    Make sure all users can acctually see the folder that you have the reg file in .....

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    Group Policy Preferences can push the HKLM entries, GPP is supported natively by Windows 7 but Windows XP requires a couple of updates IIRC.

    Although having looked on the Microsoft site it would appear Windows XP only needs one update.

    You could look at the reg command in a machine start up script (users probably wouldn't have the rights necessary to add to the local machine registry).

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    Thanks guys....

    GPP [Group Policy Preferences] seems to be the way to go: Created a GPO that pushes out the reg. entry....

    Tested on an XP client after manually installing KB943729....

    I can push the Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows (KB943729) out with our WSUS and then I can target all the XP clients using GPP in the future too.


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