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April 26, 2017 at 7:17 pm


I am trying to get a registry value from the remote servers , i got the value but i want to know which computer has that value
and i am not able to that , Can someone help to get a output like Computername1 : regsitry value , Computername12 : regsitry value ..

$servers = Get-Content "C:\Users\servers.txt"
$reg= "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Rsa"
foreach ($server in $servers)
(Get-ItemProperty -path $Reg -name "Packages")."Packages"


April 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm

From what I understand, you can't get remote registry settings like that... This goes into detail:

Read Remote Registry PowerShell

Here's a script I ran to get info from the SQL registry keys on remote servers:

#Specify the file path to list of servers to run this script against

$computers = gc "X:\Folder\Servers.txt"


foreach ($Computer in $Computers) 
if ((Test-Path -Path \\$computer\C$)){
    $computerSystem = get-wmiobject Win32_ComputerSystem -Computer $Computer
#Gather SQL Edition (Express or Standard) and SQL Version Number from Registry
    $machinename = $computer
    $key = "Software\\Microsoft\\Microsoft SQL Server\\Instance Names\\SQL"
    $valuename = "SQLServer"

    $reg = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey('LocalMachine', $machinename)
    $regkey = $reg.opensubkey($key)
        $p = $regkey.getvalue($valuename)
	    $KeyEd = "SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Microsoft SQL Server\\$p\\Setup"
	    $valueEd = "Edition"
	    $valueVer = "Version"
	    $regkeysetup = $reg.opensubkey($keyed)
	    $e = $regkeysetup.getvalue($ValueEd)
	    $v = $regkeysetup.getvalue($valueVer)

        write-host "System Information for: " $computerSystem.Name -BackgroundColor DarkCyan
        "SQL Version: " + $ValueVer
        "SQL Edition: " + $ValueEd
{write-host "$computer is unreachable or does not exist" -BackgroundColor DarkCyan}

I'm fairly new to this, so there is probably a quicker way of doing this... But this has worked great for me and I've done it with multiple registry keys.

April 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Another way of doing it would be via PowerShell Remoting and to return a custom object.

$servers = Get-Content "C:\Users\servers.txt"

$result = Invoke-Command -ComputerName $servers -ScriptBlock {
  $reg= 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control'
  [PSCustomObject] @{
    ComputerName = $env:COMPUTERNAME
    Value = (Get-ItemProperty -path $reg -name SystemBootDevice).SystemBootDevice

April 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Thanks a lot ..

April 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm

PS remoting is not enable i had try the scrip below and i am getting the error, Can anyone help on this

$computers = gc "C:\Servers.txt"

foreach ($Computer in $Computers)
$computerSystem = get-wmiobject Win32_ComputerSystem -Computer $Computer

$machinename = $computer

$key = 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa'

$valuename = ("Packages").'Packages'

$reg = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey('LocalMachine', $machinename)

$regkey = $reg.opensubkey($key)


$Results = $MachineName , $keyValue

Write-host $Results

You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
At line:8 char:14
+ $key.GetValue <<<< ($Value) + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (GetValue:String) [], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull