Re: Set user-environmentvars as restricted User
This is a defect in Windows Vista.
As a workaround, you can use the setx command line tool, which you can run
from a non-elevated command prompt to set the user enviornment variables.
setx var value
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
"Th0u" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> on XP i could setup user-specific environment-variables while being logged
> on as a restricted user via Shortcut WIN+Pause and then go to environment.
> The applet shows in the upper part of the gui the environment for the
> user and in the lower part the system-environment. As restricted user i
> edit the user-env, but not the system-env which is as expected.
> On Vista, i did not find a way to the same dialog as a restricted user. If
> press Win+Pause and select "Advanced systemproperties" (dunno if this is
> correct name in Vista-EN) i am prompted for admin-credentials. If i enter
> them the gui for setting up environmentvars is opened, but it show in the
> upper pane the environment for the admin and in the lower pane the
> So atm i can only edit the user-env via registry.