Get-GPPrefRegistryValue

Gets one or more Registry preference items under either Computer Configuration or User Configuration in a GPO.

Syntax

Get-GPPrefRegistryValue
   -Guid <Guid>
   -Context <GpoConfiguration>
   -Key <String>
   [-ValueName <String>]
   [-Order <Int32>]
   [-Domain <String>]
   [-Server <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-GPPrefRegistryValue
   [-Name] <String>
   -Context <GpoConfiguration>
   -Key <String>
   [-ValueName <String>]
   [-Order <Int32>]
   [-Domain <String>]
   [-Server <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-GPPrefRegistryValue cmdlet gets one or more Registry preference items under either Computer Configuration or User Configuration in a Group Policy Object (GPO). You must specify the Context parameter, for the user or computer, to indicate whether to get the Registry preference item from Computer Configuration or User Configuration. You can specify the GPO by its display name or by its GUID.

You can get Registry preference items for a specific registry value, or for a key and any of its first-level registry values:

If you specify only a key, the cmdlet also returns its first-level subkeys for which there are Registry preference items that configure the subkey, its values, or any of its subkeys or their values. You can use this information to browse for Registry preference items.

Examples

Example 1: Get the Registry preference item value

PS C:\> Get-GPPrefRegistryValue -Name "TestGPO" -Context User -Key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey" -ValueName "ValueOne"
KeyPath            : SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey 
FullKeyPath        : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey 
Hive               : LocalMachine 
Action             : Create 
Order              : 1 
DisabledDirectly   : False 
DisabledByAncestor : False 
Value              : TestGPO 
Type               : String 
ValueName          : ValueOne 
HasValue           : True

This command gets the Registry preference item that is configured for the registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey with value name ValueOne from User Configuration in the GPO named TestGPO.

Example 2: Get all Registry preference items

PS C:\> Get-GPPrefRegistryValue -Name "TestGPO" -Context User -Key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey"
KeyPath            : SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey 
FullKeyPath        : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey 
Hive               : LocalMachine 
Action             : Create 
Order              : 1 
DisabledDirectly   : False 
DisabledByAncestor : False 
Value              : NewData1 
Type               : String 
ValueName          : ValueOne 
HasValue           : True 

KeyPath            : SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey 
FullKeyPath        : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey 
Hive               : LocalMachine 
Action             : Create 
Order              : 2 
DisabledDirectly   : False 
DisabledByAncestor : False 
Value              : NewData2 
Type               : String 
ValueName          : Valuetwo 
HasValue           : True 



KeyPath     : SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey\Subkey1 
FullKeyPath : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey\Subkey1 
Hive        : LocalMachine 

KeyPath     : SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey\SubKey2 
FullKeyPath : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey\SubKey2 
Hive        : LocalMachine

This command gets all the Registry preference items that are configured for the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExampleKey and any of its first-level values from User Configuration in the GPO named TestGPO.

In this example, Registry preference items that configure the following two first-level values of the registry key are returned: ValueOne and ValueTwo. Two subkeys of the key are also returned. This is because there are Registry preference items in User Configuration associated with each subkey.

Required Parameters

-Context

Specifies whether the cmdlet gets the Registry preference item from User Configuration or Computer Configuration in the GPO.

The acceptable values for this parameter are: User or Computer.

Type:GpoConfiguration
Parameter Sets:User, Computer
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Guid

Specifies the GPO from which this cmdlet gets the Registry preference item by its globally unique identifier (GUID). The GUID uniquely identifies the GPO.

You can also refer to the Guid parameter by its built-in alias, id. For more information, see about_Aliases.

Type:Guid
Aliases:Id
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Key

Specifies the registry key for the Registry preference item that this cmdlet gets; for instance: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors.

The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT (HKCR)
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKCU)
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM)
  • HKEY_USERS (HKU)
  • HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG (HKCC)

Any of these hives can be specified for Registry preference items in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration.

The Key parameter can be specified with or without the ValueName parameter:

  • If the ValueName parameter is specified, all Registry preference items that configure the registry value are retrieved.

  • If the ValueName parameter is not specified, all Registry preference items that configure the registry key and any of its first-level values are retrieved.

You can also refer to the Key parameter by its built-in alias, FullKeyPath. For more information, see about_Aliases.

Type:String
Aliases:FullKeyPath
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the GPO from which this cmdlet gets the Registry preference item by its display name.

The display name is not guaranteed to be unique in the domain. If another GPO with the same display name exists in the domain an error occurs. You can use the Guid parameter to uniquely identify a GPO.

You can also refer to the Name parameter by its built-in alias, displayname. For more information, see about_Aliases.

Type:String
Aliases:DisplayName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Domain

Specifies the domain for this cmdlet. You must specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain.

For the Get-GPPrefRegistryValue cmdlet, the GPO for which to get the Registry preference item must exist in this domain.

If you do not specify the Domain parameter, the domain of the user that is running the current session is used. If the cmdlet is being run from a computer startup or shutdown script, the domain of the computer is used. For more information, see the Notes section in the full Help.

If you specify a domain that is different from the domain of the user that is running the current session (or, for a startup or shutdown script, the computer), a trust must exist between that domain and the domain of the user or the computer.

You can also refer to the Domain parameter by its built-in alias, domainname. For more information, see about_Aliases.

Type:String
Aliases:DomainName
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Order

Specifies the order in which the Registry preference item is applied, relative to the other Registry preference items in the GPO, on a client.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Server

Specifies the name of the domain controller that this cmdlet contacts to complete the operation. You can specify either the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the host name.

If you do not specify the name through the Server parameter, the primary domain controller (PDC) emulator is contacted.

You can also refer to the Server parameter by its built-in alias, dc. For more information, see about_Aliases.

Type:String
Aliases:DC
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ValueName

Specifies the name of a registry value for which this cmdlet gets all Registry preference items. For instance, the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors can have a value with the following name: ActiveTitle. For the default value of a registry key, specify either "(default)" or an empty string ("").

When you want to gets Registry preference items for a registry key and all its first-level values, do not specify this parameter. When you want to get Registry preference items only for a specific registry value, specify this parameter together with the Key parameter.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.GroupPolicy.Gpo

This cmdlet takes a GPO as input. Collections that contain GPOs from different domains are not supported.

Outputs

Microsoft.GroupPolicy.PreferenceRegistrySetting

This cmdlet returns PreferenceRegistrySetting objects. You can pipe these objects to the following cmdlets:

Notes