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How do I modify the system PATH environment variable using script (or even a registry setting) so that when Windows boots it's already configured?

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You can find environment variables at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment.

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Thanks...all I needed for now was to be able to set them in a batch file. But bookmarked for future ref. – Kev Sep 7 '09 at 13:03
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My google-fu was lacking earlier. The way to do this is using the SETX tool:

SETX NEWVAR %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv /M
SETX PATH %PATH%;%NEWVAR% /M
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