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A Mechanism to Query the Microsoft Windows OS Registry Using a Batch File

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031272D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a program to read and parse Microsoft Windows registry data from within a batch file (.bat file extension) using only the regedit.exe utility already provided on all installations of Microsoft Windows. This enables batch files to retrieve values such as the default system language and application installation paths without installing or downloading additional software.