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simple question about support tools

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by lifeisshortmove, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. lifeisshortmove

    lifeisshortmove Bit Poster

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    I have a little problem with support tools such as dcdiag, netdom, replmon, ...etc. I can run them ONLY by going to the folder where they were installed. I cannot run them directly from command prompt. Is it possible to run them without going to the installation folder?


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Nyx

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    you could add the path to that folder to PATH system variable. should work. example:
    How to set the path in Windows 2000 / Windows XP.
     
  3. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Damn Nyx - just about the type the same thing! :D

    Environmental Variable - eg. mine says
    %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem
     
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  4. lifeisshortmove

    lifeisshortmove Bit Poster

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    Thanks a lot for your reply
     
  5. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    I don't like sodding around with environment variables (never had). I much prefer to add the command prompt to the folder I install all my tools to.
     
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  6. dmarsh

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    Command prompt here is useful for when switching between GUI and command line, doesn't really help with using commands in any directory whilst in a command shell.

    Setting the PATH environment variable is the best solution. Setting environment variables is pretty standard stuff on both Windows and Unix.
     
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