Group Policy includes the Environment preference extension. For computers or users, this extension allows you to:


You can apply an Environment Variable targeting item to other preference items to restrict their application based on the value of the variable.

Getting started

You can create and configure Environment Variable preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

Computer Configuration or User Configuration

   └ Preferences

      └ Windows Settings

         └ Environment

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: