Environment variables in Windows 2000

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Mon Nov 26 00:55:32 CET 2001

Tim Daneliuk <tundra at tundraware.com> wrote:
>This is not a problem,  but an intentional design point in both operating
>systems.  You do not want a random user process to be able to fiddle with
>the runtime environments of other users.  This is intentionally possible
>only by an act of system administration...
>It is a bit unclear exactly what the original poster was trying to
>accomplish, ...

I thought his goal was clear, and actually quite reasonable: he'd like to
modify the environment of his processes parent, so that succeeding
processes inherit his changes.  He's not trying to change another user's
environment, he's just trying to use the environment to pass data from one
program to another in the same session.

It is a common goal, although unachievable without a certain amount of
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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