Copy registry key Action

Specify the key to be copied and its new location in the source and destination key parameters, respectively. The key is copied with all its underlying values and their data.

Registry propertiesDetails
Source keySpecify the registry key to be copied.
Destination keySpecify the registry location the registry key will be copied to.
Browse registryBrowse Windows registryUse the Registry browse button to easily locate and specify the necessary Windows registry key or value.
Variable WizardVariable WizardUse Variable Wizard button to specify more advanced input, such as, taking parameters from file, associated Trigger or other Action.
Copy registry key Action Registry properties
Additional notes:
  • Note that in older Windows versions (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server and Windows Vista) the registry keys with included registry values are copied without their security attributes / permissions. On Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, the registry keys and values are copied with their security attributes.
  • On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 registry values are copied without their security attributes.
  • The difference between running Automation Workshop 32 and 64-bit versions on 64-bit Windows is that some of Windows registry calls by 32-bit Automation Workshop are transparently redirected to locations under \Wow6432Node. The calls to the same registry locations by 64-bit Automation Workshop can access the specified registry location directly.
    For example, if a registry call is made to access HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software registry path, Automation Workshop 32-bit is redirected to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node location, while Automation Workshop 64-bit accesses HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software directly.
    Furthermore, if %ProgramFiles% and %commonprogramfiles% environmental variables are written into REG_SZ or REG_EXPAND_SZ registry key by 32-bit Automation Workshop, WOW64 (Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit) automatically replaces them with %ProgramFiles(x86)% and %commonprogramfiles(x86)%, respectively.
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