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    I am having a problem using a vbs script to add registry entries.

    1. I am using group policy to add registry entries to prevent the auto update of Sun Java Runtime Environment. I need to add registry entries at both startup and login.

    2. Since I have pretty limited knowledge of scripting I started by modifying another login script which I know to work.

    3. After a lot of hacking around I ended up with the following code (placed after my comments)

    4. The code seems to do everything I ask EXCEPT that I cannot get the script to merge the REG file into the registry on the remote PC.

    5. Since the REG file includes a long binary value I am limited as to my choices for editing the registry. It does not look like the RegWrite method works for long binary values. I suppose I could try to call a CMD or BAT file and have that file do the registry edit, but this is already a complicated install and I’d like to avoid another step.

    6. The error message I get on the remote PC is “Registry Editor: Cannot import c:DisableJavaUpdateHKCU.reg: Error opening the file. There may be a disk or file system error.

    Here’s the code (sorry its long – I’ve flagged the line where I think the problem occurs):

    Option Explicit

    Dim oShell : set oShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
    Dim oFS : set oFS = WScript.CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
    Dim checkFileExists : checkFileExists = “c:java161checkfile.txt”

    REM On error resume next


    if (GetTheOS() = “W2K”) then

    ‘ IF the check file does not exist then run the following steps
    If(NOT oFS.FileExists(checkFileExists)) Then

    Dim DoesKeyExist
    DoesKeyExist = “HKCUSoftwareJavaSoftJava UpdatePolicy”
    If RegKeyExists(DoesKeyExist) then
    oShell.RegDelete (“HKCUSoftwareJavaSoftJava UpdatePolicy”)
    ‘do nothing
    End if

    oFS.CopyFile “\ds2Network ServicesJavaScriptsDisableJavaUpdateHKCU.reg”, “c:DisableJavaUpdateHKCU.reg”
    Dim java2K : java2K = “regedit c:DisableJavaUpdateHKCU.reg”
    oShell.Run (java2K)
    oFS.DeleteFile “c:DisableJavaUpdateHKCU.reg”

    End if

    End if

    ‘******************** END MAIN

    Function GetTheOS()
    ‘ Will work with most versions of WSH (windows shell)
    Dim sResults, fFile
    Dim WshShell : Set WshShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
    Dim FSO : Set FSO = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
    Dim sTemp : sTemp = WshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(“%TEMP%”)
    Dim sTempFile : sTempFile = “c:runresult.tmp”
    WshShell.Run “%comspec% /c ver >” & sTempFile, 0, True

    Set fFile = FSO.OpenTextFile(sTempFile, FORREADING)
    sResults = fFile.ReadAll

    Select Case True
    Case InStr(sResults, “Windows NT”) > 1 : GetTheOS = “NT4”
    Case InStr(sResults, “Windows 2000”) > 1 : GetTheOS = “W2K”
    Case InStr(sResults, “Windows XP”) > 1 : GetTheOS = “WXP”
    Case Else : GetTheOS = “Unknown”
    End Select
    End Function

    ‘function for writing the checkfile
    Function writeCheckFile()
    Dim checkFile
    Set checkFile = oFS.CreateTextFile(“c:java161checkfile.txt”, True)
    checkFile.WriteLine(“This file is used by the script JavaInstall.vbs”)
    checkFile.WriteLine(“If it is the first time the script runs it will write”)
    checkFile.WriteLine(“this file to c:java161checkfile.txt.”)
    checkFile.WriteLine(“If this file exists the next time the script will skip”)
    checkFile.WriteLine(“the running of the Java install and associated registry edits.”)
    End Function

    ‘ Returns True or False based on the existence of a registry key.
    ‘ This part is a compliment from Torgeir Bakken.

    Function RegKeyExists(ByVal sRegKey)
    Dim sDescription

    RegKeyExists = True
    sRegKey = Trim (sRegKey)
    If Not Right(sRegKey, 1) = “” Then
    sRegKey = sRegKey & “”
    End If

    On Error Resume Next
    oShell.RegRead “HKEYNotAKey”
    sDescription = Replace(Err.Description, “HKEYNotAKey”, “”)

    oShell.RegRead sRegKey
    RegKeyExists = sDescription <> Replace(Err.Description, sRegKey, “”)
    On Error Goto 0
    End Function

    ‘*********** CLEAN UP *******************

    Set oFS = Nothing
    Set oShell = Nothing

    WScript.Quit (0)

    ‘********** END CODE ****************

    Any suggestions???? Anything more you need to know to answer the questions?

    Thanks for your help!

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