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Setup All Users Temp Folder

FineBuild can set the location of the Windows \Temp folder for all users, so that that temporary files are more accessible when needed for troubleshooting.

The folder location used in Setup System Temp Folder is applied to all user accounts. This can only be done by updating the registry using Regedit.

FineBuild All Users Temp Folder Processing

Processing of All Users Temp Folder relates to Process Id 1GF in the FineBuild1Preparation script.

This processing is controlled by the following parameter:
Install Parameter Build SQL2005 SQL2008 SQL2008 R2 SQL2012 SQL2014 SQL2016
SetupTempWin FULL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupTempWin WORKSTATION Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupTempWin CLIENT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

FineBuild uses the following parameter to help setup the System Temp folder:
Parameter Default Value Description
/DrvTempWin: C Drive location for System Temp folder


Manual Setup All Users Temp Folder Processing

The following steps show what you would have to do to setup All Users Temp Folder manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

The settings for system \Temp folder location are applied to user accounts.

1) Open the Registry Editor by Start -> Run and type regedit
2) Navigate to HKEY_USERS. You will see a display similar to that below:
3) For every entry under HKEY_USERS that does not end with the string _Classes, perform the following processing:
Navigate to the Environment subkey, and set the value of TEMP and TMP to the system \Temp folder (eg T:\Temp).
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Last edited Oct 17, 2016 at 10:49 AM by EdVassie, version 5