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Read Registry Action
When the step completes, the following temporary macro is created or updated:
READ_REGISTRY_VALUE = The registry value, value names, or subkey names that were read
Root key: The root registry key/hive to access.
Subkey: The subkey to access (for instance, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion), required.
Value name: The value to read (optional). The default value is read if an empty string is entered. To load the names of all values under the subkey, enter 5 asterisk characters (*****); to load the names of all subkeys under the subkey, enter 5 + characters (+++++). The Loop action can be used to process all matching value/key names.
Fail if key or value doesn't exist: If checked and the specified registry key or value doesn't exist, the step fails. If unchecked, the default value will be used.
Default value: The value to use if the registry key or value doesn't exist (optional).
Macro name: The name of the temporary macro in which to store the value that was read from the registry (optional, defaults to storing in the READ_REGISTRY_VALUE macro if not specified).
Description: The description of the temporary macro where the text is stored (optional).
Do not escape special characters: Does not escape (double) special characters in the registry when storing in a macro.
Access 64-bit registry view: On 64-bit Windows, this action in the 32-bit edition of Visual Build accesses the 32-bit registry view by default. If this option is checked, the action will access redirected keys in the 64-bit registry view. This option is only available in the 32-bit edition of Visual Build and has no effect on 32-bit Windows or shared registry keys in 64-bit Windows (for more information, see Registry Keys Affected by WOW64).
Access 32-bit registry view: On 64-bit Windows, this action in the 64-bit edition of Visual Build accesses the 64-bit registry view by default. If this option is checked, the action will access redirected keys in the 32-bit registry view. This option is only available in the 64-bit edition of Visual Build.