How To Create System Variables in Windows 2000

Summary

This step-by-step article describes how to create system variables and how to view system variable information in a Windows 2000 environment. A member of the administrators group will complete all procedures.

Creating a System Variable

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. On the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables.
  4. Under System variables, click New.
  5. In the Variable Name box type the name for your variable, in the Variable Value box type your variable path, and then click OK.
  6. Click OK.

Removing a System Variable

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. On the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables.
  4. In the System variables box, click the variable you want to remove, and then click Delete.
  5. Click OK.

Viewing System Variables

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
  2. In the console tree, click to expand System Information, click to expand Software Environment, and then click Environment Variables.
  3. The display pane to the right lists all current system variables and their associated values.

Saving System Variables in a Text Document

  1. In the Computer Management snap-in console tree, right-click Environment Variables, and then click Save As Text File.
  2. In the File name box, type the name you are giving to the file, and then click Save.



References

For more information, see the following Microsoft Web site or article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

100843 Environment Variables in Windows NT





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ID articol: 311843 - Ultima examinare: 19 iun. 2014 - Revizie: 1

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