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Environment variables are strings that contain information about the environment for the system, and the currently logged on user.  Some software programs use the information to determine where to place files (such as temp, tmp, path etc).  Environment variables control the behavior of various programs.   Any user can add, modify, or remove a user environment variable.  However, only an administrator can add, modify, or remove a system environment variable. Using Desktop Central MSP, the environment variables can be defined and added.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the Environment Variable Configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

The following table lists the parameters that have to be specified:

Parameter Description


The environment variable name that has to be modified or added.


The value that has to be stored in the environment variable. Click the icon to select and assign a dynamic variable to this parameter.

* - denotes mandatory fields

1. To add more environment variables, click Add More Variables and repeat Step 2. The defined environment variable gets added to the List of Environment Variable table.
2. To modify a environment variable from this table, select the appropriate row, click icon and change the required values.
3. To delete a environment variable from this table, select the appropriate row and click icon.

Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Environment Variable Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined Environment Variable Configuration in the targets defined. The configurations will take effect during the next system startup.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.