RE: Windows environment variables

From: Michael Dunn (MDunn_at_sscincorporated.com)
Date: 09/03/03

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    Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 12:28:41 -0400
    To: QS=E1nchez_Sanz=2C_Javier=22?= <jssanz@indra.es>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
    
    

    Javier,

    Look at autoexec.nt located in \winnt\system32.

    Parameters placed here are used to initialize a DOS console. If, however, you require environment variables for a GUI session, perhaps a VB script or something that makes calls to the setenv() API call.

    Regards,

    -Mike

    -----Original Message-----
    From: "Sánchez Sanz, Javier" [mailto:jssanz@indra.es]
    Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 3:57 AM
    To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: Windows environment variables

    Hello,
    I need to set and remove system or user environment variables at Windows 2000 or XP. But I need to do it by 'hand', I mean, with some command, not using the Windows GUI. Does anyone how to do this? If I set variables at the command prompt, they only last during the DOS console is open, and what I need is that they are available during the user session. I was looking even the registry but I don't found anything.
    What I found was SetX, a reource kit from Microsoft, but it only sets the variables, and I cannot remove them.

    Many thanks

    Javi
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