Group Policy includes the Environment preference extension. For computers or users, this extension allows you to:
- Create persistent user or system environment
- Modify environment variables. For
- Modify the command prompt (by modifying the
PROMPT system variable).
- Modify the location of the TEMP folder (by
modifying the TEMP system variable).
- Replace the value of the entire PATH
- Add semicolon-delimited segments to the PATH
- Delete semicolon-delimited segments from the
- Change the text case of semicolon-delimited
segments of the PATH variable.
- Modify the command prompt (by modifying the PROMPT system variable).
- Delete environment variables.
You can apply an Environment Variable targeting item to other preference items to restrict their application based on the value of the variable.
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
└ Windows Settings
For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: