Registry Action - Setting Properties

The Registry action is for use by advanced users to modify the Windows registry.

Warning: Unskilled use of this action can permanently damage your Windows installation. Do not use unless you thoroughly understand the Windows registry and the effects of the modifications you are making.

To enter Registry properties:

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Advanced folder and double-click the Registry action or drag it into the Steps pane. The properties of this action appears as shown below:

  1. In the General tab properties under the parameter labeled Action to take, select the desired action. The options are as follows:

    1. Read value data: Reads a specified value from the registry and populates a selected variable with the value.

    2. Create/Change value data: Creates or optionally modifies a Registry String or DWORD value. Necessary keys will be automatically created.

If this parameter is selected, the following options become available:

  1. In the Registry key field, click the Open Folder button and navigate to the desired key in the registry structure.

  2. In the Value name field, enter the value name if applicable to the chosen action.

  3. If the action is Read value data, select the variable to populate with the data in the Populate variable with value data box.

  4. If the action is Create/Change value data, enter the data in the Value data field.

  5. If the action is Rename value or Rename key, enter the new name in the New name field.

  6. To set the Description tab properties, please refer to Description Tab Options.

  7. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, please refer to Step Error Handling.

  8. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Registry Action