A systems administrator frequently needs to update the Windows Registry of every computer on his/her network. Did you know that you can use BatchPatch to accomplish this task extremely rapidly? BatchPatch provides administrators with a very simple way of getting registry keys to remote computers on a network.
- Create a .reg file for deployment. To do this you simply launch regedit.exe and highlight the key that you want to deploy to your target computers, and then choose File > Export. The registry editor application will create a .reg file for you. If you look at that reg file in a text editor, you’ll see it contains a line for each value in the key that you are creating/modifying. In the below screenshot you can see a .reg file for a FileZilla configuration that contains a single DWORD value in the
- Now that you have your .reg file prepared, highlight the hosts in BatchPatch that you want to deploy it to, and select Actions > Deploy software/patch/script/regkey > Create/modify deployment
- Browse to the location of your .reg file. After you select the file and click OK, you’ll see that BatchPatch displays the Command to execute:
regedit.exe /s "yourRegFile.reg"
- The last thing you need to do is actually execute the deployment. You can do this by highlighting the hosts you are deploying to, and then select em>Actions > Deploy software/patch/script/regkey > Execute deployment. Upon successful completion of the deployment you should see Exit Code: 0 in the All Messages column.
Here’s a video demonstration of registry key deployment with BatchPatch: