Getting to the .default key in registry in powershell Tagged: registry This topic contains 7 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Wei-Yen Tan 1 year ago. Author Posts April 17, 2016 at 8:40 am #37904 Wei-Yen TanParticipant How would one get to the HKEY_Users key in the registry using powershell? I am seeing that it would have to be possible to look it up by the .net classes. One example I see is $Reg = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey('LocalMachine', 'computername') Would the key be users in this case? The key that I am looking for is HKEY_Users\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International and the LocalName value. Many thanks, Wei-Yen April 17, 2016 at 12:57 pm #37911 Richard DiphoornParticipant Simple, try this: Set-Location -Path HCKU: EDIT: I was too quick with answering. Be aware that you need to script this. There's no native way (besides using .NET, as you already figured out), to access the .DEFAULT hive. Check this: https://www.sepago.com/blog/2007/11/19/why-is-almost-everybody-wrong-about-hkudefault And this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11013466/loading-ntuser-dat-with-powershell April 17, 2016 at 1:23 pm #37914 Curtis SmithParticipant I've tried posting this a few times, but it has not shown up for some reason. Here it is again without the source reference which appears to be what it causing it to not display. Get-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::\HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International" April 17, 2016 at 1:28 pm #37915 Richard DiphoornParticipant I take my words back. Curtis is the man! _0_ April 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm #37916 Wei-Yen TanParticipant Thanks Richard. April 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm #37917 Richard DiphoornParticipant You could use Invoke-Command for that. April 17, 2016 at 2:14 pm #37918 Matt BloomfieldParticipant You could create a PSDrive using the Registry provider: New-PSDrive HKU -Root HKEY_Users -PSProvider Registry Get-ChildItem HKU:\.default April 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm #37919 Wei-Yen TanParticipant Thanks guys, you have given a bit more perspective Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.