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Deploy registry entries through AD RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to deploy custom registry entries through AD?  If so, how would I accomplish it? 
    Friday, October 17, 2008 7:10 PM

Answers

  • Use Group Policy Preferences. The Registry preference extension provides a flexible and easy-to-use way to create, replace, update, and delete registry settings on multiple computers.

    Group Policy Preferences Overview:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42e30e3f-6f01-4610-9d6e-f6e0fb7a0790&DisplayLang=en

    Group Policy Preferences: Getting Started
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731892.aspx

    Regards,

    Salvador Manaois III
    MCSE MCSA CEH MCITP | Enterprise/Server Admin
    Bytes & Badz : http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com
    Saturday, October 18, 2008 12:59 AM
  • In addition to GP Preferences (if those are not an uoption for you), you can also right a custom ADM/ADMX template that can be imported into the Group Policy Editor. The settings defined there will seemslessly plug into the "Administrative Templates" section there.

    Another options is to do the reg entry on one machine and export it to an .reg file. Then call the reg file in a computer startup script like "regedit /s \\server\share\myreg.reg

    These days, I'd see if I can go with the Preferences and if not, whether you can plug the settings into an ADM template.

    cheers,

    Florian
    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy -- blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog
    • Marked as answer by Joson Zhou Monday, October 20, 2008 6:33 AM
    Saturday, October 18, 2008 8:22 AM

All replies

  • Use Group Policy Preferences. The Registry preference extension provides a flexible and easy-to-use way to create, replace, update, and delete registry settings on multiple computers.

    Group Policy Preferences Overview:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42e30e3f-6f01-4610-9d6e-f6e0fb7a0790&DisplayLang=en

    Group Policy Preferences: Getting Started
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731892.aspx

    Regards,

    Salvador Manaois III
    MCSE MCSA CEH MCITP | Enterprise/Server Admin
    Bytes & Badz : http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com
    Saturday, October 18, 2008 12:59 AM
  • In addition to GP Preferences (if those are not an uoption for you), you can also right a custom ADM/ADMX template that can be imported into the Group Policy Editor. The settings defined there will seemslessly plug into the "Administrative Templates" section there.

    Another options is to do the reg entry on one machine and export it to an .reg file. Then call the reg file in a computer startup script like "regedit /s \\server\share\myreg.reg

    These days, I'd see if I can go with the Preferences and if not, whether you can plug the settings into an ADM template.

    cheers,

    Florian
    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy -- blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog
    • Marked as answer by Joson Zhou Monday, October 20, 2008 6:33 AM
    Saturday, October 18, 2008 8:22 AM