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SiS Support Tip: Registry Scanner tool for batch search/export/deletion

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kenneth.gonzale
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SiS Support Tip: Registry Scanner tool for batch search/export/deletion

The following is a useful free tool that can be used whenever there are problems ruining SiteScope installers due to a “dirty” Windows registry. Sometimes previous/failed installations leave Installer registry references that may prevent a new installation to complete pre-checks.

 

Windows registry editor allows you to perform search, but this functionality is very limited and doesn’t allow you to check all results at once nor perform a batch export/backup operations of entries that will be deleted as part of troubleshooting.

The tool is called RegScanner from Nirsoft and can be downloaded from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/regscanner.html It doesn’t require installation, just extract zip file in SiS server and you’re ready to search by multiple criteria:

 

 

Commonly for installation issues most problematic entries can be found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, the ones referencing to previous installer runs. Once these are found you can batch export (backup) and delete them to attempt to run installation again:

 


Kenneth Gonzalez
HP Support

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