Read registry value Action

Specify the registry key and value name to read value data into the dynamic Variable Wizard value that can be further used as a parameter in other Actions of the same Task.

Registry propertiesDetails
Registry keySpecify the registry key that contains the value which needs to be read.
Value nameSpecify the name of Windows registry value that will be read into the dynamic Variable Wizard value for use by subsequent Actions. The Read registry value Action can read the following value types:
  • DWORD 32-bit - value data can store 32-bit integers.
  • QWORD 64-bit - value data can store a 64-bit integer.
  • Binary - stores any arbitrary data in hexadecimal format.
  • String - stores character sequence.
  • Multi-String - stores an enter-separated list of strings.
  • Expandable String - values can contain environment variables.
  • None - the value data type is not specified.
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.
Read registry value Action Registry properties
Additional notes:
  • 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. View Microsoft article on Registry Redirector.
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