Monday, April 07, 2008

Setting environment variables in Vista's user account

Chanced upon this by accident.

In XP, we usually set our environment variables using the advanced system settings dialog box, which can be found in Vista also.

The problem comes when we're running in user mode, and we need to change the environment variables. Vista's UAC would kick in, and we end up changing environment variables for the administrator account instead.

The solution to this would be to go to Control Panel -> User Accounts. There, click on the link to change the environment variables for the user account, and edit away!

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