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Hi All,

I am able to read Local system's registry subkeys using the following code. But I am unable to read Remote system's registry subkeys. How to do it? Help me through C#.

C#
RegistryKey reg = Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\App Management\\ARPCache");
        if (reg == null)
        {
            PutMsg("No such key");
            return;
        }
        string[] AppNames = reg.GetSubKeyNames();
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Updated 17-Mar-11 21:03pm
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Try something like:
C#
RegistryKey baseKey = RegistryKey.OpenRemoteBaseKey(RegistryHive.LocalMachine, "server");

RegistryKey sk1 = baseKey.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\App Management\\ARPCache");
..
..


Do make sure that you have proper access privileges in place to access it or else you are bound to get some security exception.
   
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sacraj 18-Mar-11 4:44am
   
Sorry this solution throws an Unauthorized exception. I even tried with Administrator user. But I could not get the answer. Please help me it is urgent.
Sandeep Mewara 18-Mar-11 4:52am
   
I told so. Proper domain account should be there.
sacraj 18-Mar-11 5:59am
   
I am running this code from Administrator Which means the system has all the permissions I hope so If I am wrong Please correct Me
Sandeep Mewara 18-Mar-11 6:00am
   
I guess so. Probably better you talk to your IT guys for it.
sacraj 18-Mar-11 6:05am
   
Yes I agree with your point, I have been searching this for long days , I am not able to get the answer, If you know some IT guys Could you please help me to solve this problem. Thank you
Sandeep Mewara 18-Mar-11 4:52am
   
Have a look at this thread: http://bytes.com/topic/c-sharp/answers/522485-add-set-key-remote-systemss-registry-c
Espen Harlinn 18-Mar-11 5:08am
   
Right, nice effort, my 5

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