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Windows 7: User Variable %username%

20 Oct 2010   #1
Wayneg76

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
User Variable %username%

Hi Guys and Girls,

I wonder if someone might be able to help me. We use a product called wildfire 5 with user variables set as follows

WT_PTC_ROOT = C:\PTC\Local_Data\%USERNAME%

WT_PTC_HOME = C:\PTC\Local_Data\%USERNAME%

This seems to work on first look at the set command in dos. The logged on username is shown against the above variable but as soon you restart the machine the above user variables reverts back to the above.

So it is shown in the set comand as

WT_PTC_ROOT = C:\PTC\Local_Data\%USERNAME%

WT_PTC_HOME = C:\PTC\Local_Data\%USERNAME%

Rather than

WT_PTC_ROOT = C:\PTC\Local_Data\wayneg

WT_PTC_HOME = C:\PTC\Local_Data\wayneg

I have tried putting a system variable in as follows

username = %username%

But no luck.

Does anybody have any ideas or work arounds? This works fine in XP without a problem.

Any help would be great.

Cheers, Wayne


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20 Oct 2010   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I would take a loot at this:

Setx - Set environment variables

Otherwise, I think with Vista and W7 you have to set registry keys for your product's environment variables.

edit: this may be more to the point. Reading it now:

http://www.robvanderwoude.com/vbstec...nvironment.php
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