I'm totally new to Java and before I dive in and learn it I'm wondering if someone could tell me if it's possible to do this with Java.
My goal is to create a little online system check that users can click on to check for applications and settings without forcing them to click on more than 1 security prompt. The System Check will need to read HKLM items and also Last modified dates for multiple files. If the info found is what it should be then display a green checkmark, if it's missing or out of date, display a Red X with a link to download the file/update.
I have already created a fully functional AutoIT script that does all this for me but since it's a compiled .exe it's a huge hassle to download and run through the internet.
Edited by: MikeOsdx on Jun 10, 2009 12:20 PM
I was afraid of that. I've been searching all morning and I only found links to accessing the Java keys in the registry but not any generic Key.
Thanks anyway. Budget, or lack there of would prevent going with .Net I'm probably just going to have to annoy our users with 5 or more security prompts to download my other script.
I bet there are free VB dlls and the like around that will give you easy access to the registry. Wrap them up in some JNI or JNA code, and you're done. Don't ask me how, I've never done it. But that's what I'd look into if I had to do this