Create an Environmental Variable

Environmental variable are a set of dynamic named value that allows you to open the specified location through running processes (RUN).

This script allow you to add the Environmental variable to the endpoint .

Input Parameters:

  1. var_name : Enter the name for environmental variable .
  2. value : Enter the path that needed to be open.

var_name: “XXX”
value : r"C:\Users\YYY\Downloads"

Run the script as “Logged in User”.

var_name= "XXX" # enter the name
value=r"C:\Users\YYY\Downloads" #Enter your path 

import os
import ctypes
class disable_file_system_redirection:
    _disable = ctypes.windll.kernel32.Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection
    _revert = ctypes.windll.kernel32.Wow64RevertWow64FsRedirection
    def __enter__(self):
        self.old_value = ctypes.c_long()
        self.success = self._disable(ctypes.byref(self.old_value))
    def __exit__(self, type, value, traceback):
        if self.success:
with disable_file_system_redirection():
    if os.path.exists(value):
        print "File exists and is readable" 
        a=os.popen('setx '+var_name+" "+value).read()
        print  "The Environmental variable "+ var_name  +" has been created successfully"
        print a
        print "Either file is missing or is not readable"

Output :

20170523-Create_custom_environmental_variable.json (1.59 KB)