Changing Remote Registry
python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Fri Aug 7 16:46:56 CEST 2009
Kevin Holleran wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 10:11 AM, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com
> <mailto:python at mrabarnett.plus.com>> wrote:
> Kevin Holleran wrote:
> Good morning,
> I fear the answer to this is that I just cannot do this....
> I wrote a python script that goes out to a bunch of remote
> machines and queries the registry for some values. Effectively,
> there have been some software upgrades that have been done as
> the need arose but we need to do them across the organization
> now. There are three, and the script checks all three and
> returns the values. One of these just needs to be a registry
> change as it is a client server application that the server was
> upgraded and the clients need a change to a registry value to work.
> Long story short, I am using _winreg to do this.
> hKey = _winreg.OpenKey (keyPath, path, 0, _winreg.KEY_SET_VALUE)
> value,type = _winreg.QueryValueEx(hKey, item)
> if (value == wrongValue):
Hmm. If you're querying with (hKey, item), shouldn't you also be setting
with (hKey, item), not (hKey,'')?
> When I do this I receive the error:
> _winreg.SetValue WindowsError: [Error 5] Access Denied
> I am running this from my machine as a domain admin, connecting
> to the remote machine which is also on the domain.
> I am connecting to the remote registry with:
> keyPath = _winreg.ConnectRegistry(r"\\" +
> Thanks for any help.
> What is 'ipAddress'? Is it an actual IP address? The documentation says
> it should be the computer name.
> Thanks for the response. From my experience that does not matter. It
> is an actual IP address. I can connect to the registry fine, its just
> the writing. I read that value and other values. It errors on the
> _winreg.KEY_SET_VALUE. I am wondering if Windows just will not let the
> registry be changed remotely in this way or if there is something else I
> have to do.
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