Reading the Registry from the Command Line

Often I need to check windows registry values, for example, to see if an addon is working.

From the Microsoft Windows command line (Start run cmd) it is easy to see what value a registry key has:

REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\MS Project\Addins\Mindjet.Mm8MsProject.AddIn.4" /v "LoadBehavior"

In this example above, we see if the Mindjet Mindmanager add-on is loaded or not in Microsoft Project.

Written on August 26, 2011