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How to check and set Default Home Page URL using a script


Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP

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Summary

The following knowledgebase will explain the methods you can use to check the Default Home Page URL on local and remote computer.

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To check on a local computer:

You can use the following methods:

  1. Connecting to Remote Registry Service
  2. Using a script

The first method is easy but includes a lot of efforts. You can navigate to the following location in registry after connecting to remote registry:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

The above registry includes the following values in right pane:

��� Default_Page_URL� REG_SZ��������� http://portal.company.com/\

To check on a Remote Computer:

You can use the below script to check the Default Home Page URL on a remote computer:

@echo off

Srvlist=C:\Temp\Srvlist.txt

Echo Computer Name, Default Home Page >> Result.csv

SET Default_URL=

For /F �Tokens=*� %%a In (%srvlist%) Do (

Set Comp_name=%%a

Set RegQry=�\\%%a\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main� /v Default_Page_URL

REG.exe Query %RegQry% > CheckCC.txt

Find /i "Default_Page_URL" < CheckCC.txt > StringCheck.txt

FOR /f �Tokens=3� %%b in (CheckCC.txt) DO SET Default_URL=%%b

Echo %Comp_name, %Default_URL% >> Result.csv

)

The above script will check remote computer for one registry entry for checking Default Home Page URL and the results will be saved in a CSV format file.

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Keywords: KB556018, kbhowto, kbpubtypecca, kbpubmvp

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Article Info
Article ID : 556018
Revision : 1
Created on : 9/26/2007
Published on : 9/26/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 362