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HELP Deploying HKCU Registry Keys using SCCM RRS feed

  • Question

  • Guys,

    I need to deploy HKCU, registry keys to about 60 users. As it contains License for Toad.

    Below is the Batch script i have created to add the Registry Keys:

    @ECHO OFF
    reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local\EGRS8BGAZ14L" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local\EGRS8BGAZ14L" /v SiteMessage /t REG_SZ /d "FI CORP" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local\EGRS8BGAZ14L" /v ProductName /t REG_SZ /d "Toad for Oracle" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local\EGRS8BGAZ14L" /v ProductVersion /t REG_SZ /d 13.1.1 /f

    Below is the Powershell script to add the Registry Keys:

    New-Item -Path HKCU:\Software -Name "{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}" –Force
    New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}" -Name Local –Force
    New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local" -Name "EGRS8BGAZ14L" –Force
    New-ItemProperty -Path  "HKCU:\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local\EGRS8BGAZ14L" -Name "SiteMessage" -Value "FI CORP"
    New-ItemProperty -Path  "HKCU:\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local\EGRS8BGAZ14L" -Name "ProductName" -Value "Toad for Oracle" -Force
    New-ItemProperty -Path  "HKCU:\Software\{08439167-4CA5-48E9-A810-A3A7C0B80B06}\Local\EGRS8BGAZ14L" -Name "ProductVersion" -Value "13.1.1" -Force


    But neither the powershell script or the bat file are working with SCCM. As they need elevated rights.

    So, i used the script: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Write-to-HKCU-from-the-3eac1692?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=TnL5HPStwNw&ranSiteID=TnL5HPStwNw-w18SvSNogYyxDIDbMr77sA&epi=TnL5HPStwNw-w18SvSNogYyxDIDbMr77sA&irgwc=1&OCID=AID2000142_aff_7593_1243925&tduid=(ir__q0mdnvovd9kfr30xkk0sohzz0m2xgj6ciurd6aev00)(7593)(1243925)(TnL5HPStwNw-w18SvSNogYyxDIDbMr77sA)()&irclickid=_q0mdnvovd9kfr30xkk0sohzz0m2xgj6ciurd6aev00

    Created a Bat file with below contents, which will write HKCU to current account

    PowerShell.exe -File C:\scripts\WriteToHkcuFromSystem.ps1 -RegFile C:\Temp\myApp.reg –CurrentUser –DefaultProfile

    Even this is not working.

    Can any of you please let me know would i be able to deploy these registry keys?

    Thank you very much in advance.


    Regards, Prasad


    Friday, October 18, 2019 6:45 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Generally, a user account will have full access to read/write to their own HKCU, and, the LocalSystem account (which ConfigMgr uses when you "install for system") has full access to read/write to HKLM. LocalSystem has no access to a user's HKCU because HKCU for a user is only mounted when that particular user is logged-on.

    So, yes, if you are writing regkeys into HKCU you will need to do it as "install for user" and that user can be expected to have enough permissions to succeed.


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    • Marked as answer by RealStruggler Monday, October 21, 2019 10:32 AM
    Monday, October 21, 2019 8:20 AM