Reading Registry Values

by Nov 25, 2009

In PowerShell, you will need to use one of the Registry virtual drives to read from the Windows Registry as it is – not always intuitive. Here are two functions to make your life easier.

Get-RegistryValues lists all values stored in a registry key:

function Get-RegistryValues($key) {
(Get-Item $key).GetValueNames()
Get-RegistryValues HKLM:\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion

Get-RegistryValue reads any value in any key and returns just the value:

function Get-RegistryValue($key, $value) {
(Get-ItemProperty $key $value).$value
Get-RegistryValue 'HKLM:\Sofware\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion' `

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