I have a Windows 7 machine which, when Command Prompt is run by a normal user, fails to expand environment variables in the
%PATH%. If command prompt is instead run as administrator (right click, Run as administrator) then
%PATH% is appropriately expanded.
cmd.exe run as the user (displayed via
set path) is as follows:
Path=%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit\
cmd.exe run as Administrator is as follows:
Path=C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit\
I tried logging in as a new user to create a new profile, and the issue persists on that profile as well.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment\PATH does not exist, and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment\Path matches the defined system-wide path in Computer Properties -> Environment Variables.
Does anyone have any ideas of what this might be, or where I can look?