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RegistryKeyChangeEvent class

The RegistryKeyChangeEvent class represents changes to a specific key. The changes apply only to the key, not its subkeys. For more information about using the WMI registry event classes, see the Modifying the System Registry section. For code examples, see WMI Tasks: Registry.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties. Properties and methods are in alphabetic order, not MOF order.

Syntax

class RegistryKeyChangeEvent :  RegistryEvent
{
  string Hive;
  string KeyPath;
  uint8  SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR[];
  uint64 TIME_CREATED;
};

Members

The RegistryKeyChangeEvent class has these types of members:

Properties

The RegistryKeyChangeEvent class has these properties.

Hive
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name of the hive (subtree) that contains the key (or keys) that is changed. For example, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Changes to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and HKEY_CURRENT_USER hives are not supported by RegistryEvent or classes derived from it, such as RegistryKeyChangeEvent.

KeyPath
Data type: string
Access type: Read/write

Path to the registry key. For example, "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WBEM\Scripting".

SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR
Data type: uint8 array
Access type: Read-only

Descriptor that the event provider uses to determine which users can receive an event. This property is inherited from __Event. A NULL access control list (ACL) in the SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR grants unlimited access to all users. For more information, see Creating a Security Descriptor for a New Object.

TIME_CREATED
Data type: uint64
Access type: Read-only

Unique value that indicates the time when an event is generated. This is a 64-bit FILETIME value that represents the number of 100-nanosecond intervals after January 1, 1601. The information is in the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) format. This property is inherited from __Event. To convert this value to other time formats, use the SWbemDateTime methods SetFileTime and GetFileTime. For more information, see WMI Tasks: Dates and Times.

For more information about using uint64 values in scripts, see Scripting in WMI.

Remarks

Queries that provide a KeyPath must have backslashes escaped. For example,

wmiServices.ExecNotificationQuery(_  
    & "SELECT * FROM RegistryKeyChangeEvent _
    & "WHERE Hive='HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE' AND " _
    & "KeyPath='SOFTWARE\\Microsoft'")

Registry provider classes, unlike most of the Win32 classes are located in the WMI root\default namespace.

Examples

For script code examples, see WMI Tasks for Scripts and Applications and the TechNet ScriptCenter Script Repository.

For C++ code examples, see WMI C++ Application Examples.

The following VBScript code example calls the asynchronous method SWbemServices.ExecNotificationQueryAsync to monitor changes in any values under the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WBEM\Scripting. Note that the backslashes in the registry key are escaped by a backslash ("\"). For more information about asynchronous calls and security, see Making an Asynchronous Call with VBScript.

To see the operation of this script, execute the script and use a registry editor such as Regedit to change the Default Namespace value under this key. Be sure to change it back to the original value.

The following script runs until the computer is restarted, WMI is stopped, or the script is stopped. To stop the script manually, use Task Manager to stop the process. To stop it programmatically, use the Terminate method in the Win32_Process class.

Set wmiServices = GetObject("winmgmts:root/default") 
Set wmiSink = WScript.CreateObject( _
    "WbemScripting.SWbemSink", "SINK_") 
wmiServices.ExecNotificationQueryAsync wmiSink, _ 
    "SELECT * FROM RegistryKeyChangeEvent " _
    & "WHERE Hive='HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE' AND " _
    & "KeyPath='SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\WBEM\\Scripting'" 
WScript.Echo "Listening for Registry Key" _
    & " Change Events..." & vbCrLf 
While(True) 
    WScript.Sleep 1000 
Wend 
Sub SINK_OnObjectReady(wmiObject, wmiAsyncContext) 
    WScript.Echo "Received Registry Change Event" _
        & vbCrLf & wmiObject.GetObjectText_() 
End Sub

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Namespace

\root\default

MOF

Regevent.mof

DLL

Stdprov.exe

See also

Registering for System Registry Events

 

 

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