PowerTip: Create an XML Representation of a Registry Key with PowerShell

PowerTip: Create an XML Representation of a Registry Key with PowerShell

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Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to create an XML representation of a registry key.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I easily create an XML representation of a registry key by using Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-ChildItem cmdllet and the registry provider to get the registry key, and pipe the results to the Export-CliXML cmdlet:

Get-ChildItem 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup' -Recurse | Export-Clixml -Path c:\fso\active.xml

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  • can the reverse process be used to import a registry key from its XML representation?