Determining Registry Value Data Type

by Aug 29, 2013

PowerShell can read and write Registry keys and values easily, but there is no a built-in way to check the data type of a given value.

To find out the data type of a value, first access the Registry key as usual. Then, use its GetValueKind() method. This example checks the value data type for two Registry values:

$RegKey = Get-Item 'HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion'

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