PowerTip: Create New Item in Registry with PowerShell


Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to create an entry in the Windows registry structure.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How do I create an entry in the Windows registry with Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the New-ItemProperty cmdlet to add the information you need.
          For example, the following command makes a new name called StartMeUp with a value of Runit.exe 
          under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run:

$RegistryPath=”HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"

$Name=”StartMeUp”

$Value=”Runit.exe”

NEW-ITEMPROPERTY $RegistryPath -Name $Name -Value $Value

Comments (1)

  1. John says:

    Awesome. Keep em coming!!

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