Registry wildcard?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Petros, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Is there a wildcard when working with registry keys? Für Beispiel:


    ;Disabling Outlook Express splash screen
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{User's Identity}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0]
    "NoSplash"=1

    I want a wildcard for {User's Identity} so it affects all users. Can this be done?
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    No wildcard that I know of. Besides each users Identity would be in there own CURRENT_USER hive. You would have to be logged in as that user to do it, (or load the hive, but that is more complicated). Try adding that value to the LOCAL_MACHINE hive which is global for all users:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0
     
  3. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Shoot...it didn't work. Somehow X-Setup (A tweaking program I have) can find it. There must be a way :( Perhaps a batch file or an exe maybe. I'll keep looking.
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I haven't heard of wildcards for registry keys before. There might be a way, but not that I know of.