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Archive for December 11th, 2017

“error accessing the registry” while importing a registry file

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/11

I while ago I had the error “error accessing the registry” while importing.

In my case I had escaped too many back-slashes. Not just the file names in the values, also the registry key names.

So I had key names like this:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software]

That fails, but the error won’t tell you why. The key needs to be this:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software]

BTW: you do not need regedit.exe to import as reg.exe can do the same: [WayBack] How to add a .REG file to your Registry silently – Scott Hanselman

–jeroen

Posted in Development, Registry Files, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Task Scheduler – command-line End a Running Task

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/11

schtasks /End [/S <system> [/U <username> [/P [<password>]]]] /TN taskname

[WayBackEnd a Running Task

Every now and then you have those Scheduled Tasks consisting of batch files that – despite trying – still ask for user input.

If – even after a reasonable time out – the Task Scheduler still hasn’t killed them, you can kill them by hand with the above schtasks in a snap.

–jeroen

Posted in Console (command prompt window), Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 | Leave a Comment »

 
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