[styledbox type=”information” ]This document applies to any version of: Remote Desktop Services, XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, VMware View, VMware, MS Hypervisor and Microsoft Servers.[/styledbox]
Modifying or adding registry setting on multiple virtual or physical machines (RDP/Citrix sessions, physical machines) without modifying the Group Policy is always a challenge.
In this short “How to” article we will illustrate how this task can be easily performed with ControlUp.
Method 1: Creating or updating registry values simultaneously on multiple hives.
- Using ControlUp Computer grid or session grid select the RDP/Citrix/VDi sessions or servers for which you’d like to modify / create the registry entries, (see “ControlUp Advanced Search Filters” for a powerful way to do this)
- Open ControlUp’s “Registry Controller” on the right side of the screen, under “Controllers”.
- A new screen will appear with the computers or sessions you have selected. Browse the registry hive to reach the key where the modifications need to be applied.
- Right-click in the “Registry Value” pane and choose “Create Value” then choose the value type and fill the value name and the value data. Click OK
- The new values will be added / updated to all the machines’ / sessions’ registry hives followed with a result message:
- In the same way you have created a registry value, you can also delete, rename, copy/move or modify it.
Method 2 : Importing registry modifications from a ready-made *.reg file
- Using Windows Registry editor first to create the registry entries / values for a single computer or sessions.
- Export the registry key to a *.reg file and clean it up from all the unnecessary content.
- Open ControlUp and follow step 1.1 above to select the computers /sessions for which you’d like to create or modify the registry. When selected, right-click then choose “Registry > Import Registry”
- Browse to the folder where you have saved your registry file, select it and click “Open”
- The file will appear in the following window. Click OK
- A successful “Import Registry” action is indicated with a green line in the lower left section of the screen. A red line indicates if, for any reason, the registry file import failed for some of the computers / session. Double-click the red line to see the expanded error log.