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win_reg_stat – Get information about Windows registry keys

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Like win_file, win_reg_stat will return whether the key/property exists.
  • It also returns the sub keys and properties of the key specified.
  • If specifying a property name through property, it will return the information specific for that property.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
string
The registry property name to get information for, the return json will not include the sub_keys and properties entries for the key specified.

aliases: entry, value, property
path
string / required
The full registry key path including the hive to search for.

aliases: key

See Also

See also

win_regedit – Add, change, or remove registry keys and values
The official documentation on the win_regedit module.
win_regmerge – Merges the contents of a registry file into the windows registry
The official documentation on the win_regmerge module.

Examples

- name: Obtain information about a registry key using short form
  win_reg_stat:
    path: HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
  register: current_version

- name: Obtain information about a registry key property
  win_reg_stat:
    path: HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    name: CommonFilesDir
  register: common_files_dir

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
changed
boolean
always
Whether anything was changed.

Sample:
True
exists
boolean
success and path/property exists
States whether the registry key/property exists.

Sample:
True
properties
dictionary
success, path exists and property not specified
A dictionary containing all the properties and their values in the registry key.

Sample:
{'binary_property': {'raw_value': ['0x01', '0x16'], 'type': 'REG_BINARY', 'value': [1, 22]}, 'multi_string_property': {'raw_value': ['a', 'b'], 'type': 'REG_MULTI_SZ', 'value': ['a', 'b']}}
raw_value
string
success, path/property exists and property specified
Returns the raw value of the registry property, REG_EXPAND_SZ has no string expansion, REG_BINARY or REG_NONE is in hex 0x format. REG_NONE, this value is a hex string in the 0x format.

Sample:
%ProgramDir%\\Common Files
sub_keys
list
success, path exists and property not specified
A list of all the sub keys of the key specified.

Sample:
['AppHost', 'Casting', 'DateTime']
type
string
success, path/property exists and property specified
The property type.

Sample:
REG_EXPAND_SZ
value
string
success, path/property exists and property specified
The value of the property.

Sample:
C:\\Program Files\\Common Files


Status

Authors

  • Jordan Borean (@jborean93)

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