Friday, March 26, 2010

Tips to configure System Environment Variables

If you’re working with the Logon Scripts, the System environment variables will be handy when you’re setting up the user’s environment. Moreover, you can use those environment variables in order to specify the path information that can be dynamically assigned. Some of the most common environment variables are given below.
•    You can use the “%SystemRoot%” base directory of the Operating System with the Profile tab of the user’s Properties dialog box and logon scripts. The directory of the Operating System comes as C:\Windows.
•    You can use the “%UserName%” user account name such as wrstanek. You can use it with the Profile tab of the user’s Properties dialog box and logon scripts.

•    Then, it is “%HomeDrive%” in this, the Drive letter of the user’s home directory will be followed by a colon character, like C:. You can use it with the logon scripts.
•    “%HomePath%” it is the full path to the user’s home directory on the respective home drive, like \Users\Mkg\Georgej. You can use it with the logon scripts.
•     “%Processor_Architecture%” is the processor architecture of the user’s Computer, like x86 and it can be used with Logon scripts.
You can use “%UserName%” variable in order to allow the System to determine the full path information on a user-by-use basis. You can use the same path for multiple users and all the users will have unique settings. When you’re using the Profile tab, the environment variables can lessen the information you need to type, especially when you create an account based on another account. Remember, all of the Variable should be used without quotes (“).

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