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

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Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP
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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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Article ID: 556018 - Last Review: September 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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