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LANIAC
Level 7

How to change the temp directory for VSE and Agent

Dear all,

I was looking for an article, that describes how to change the temp directory used by VSE (8.5 and 8.7) and the Agent but unfortunately I couldn't find the needed information.
I found a McAfee knowledge base article (KB65931) that claims the products will use the windows temp directories defined under the "System Environment variables".
You can find the following text in the KB article:

IMPORTANT: CMA uses the Windows temporary directories and changing these values will apply for all programmes that do the same.

Therefore I checked my environment variables and all the temporary directories are set to C:\TEMP.
What I was wondering now is the fact, that the log file "mcafeeupdate.txt" will get stored in the directory C:\TMP instead of C:\TEMP allthough there is no such system variable defined.

I also checked the registry for a mcafee key/entry related to this C:\TMP directory but there was nothing. So I guess this must be somehow configured trough a config file ore something else.
Does anybody of you have seen simillar issues with the temporary directory of the McAfee products. Any response is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

kind regards

LANIAC
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tonyb99
Level 13

RE: How to change the temp directory for VSE and Agent

my systems have never used c:\tmp always c:\temp or c:\windows\temp depending on how I have the variables set.

are you sure this isnt due to the local variables?
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LANIAC
Level 7

RE: How to change the temp directory for VSE and Agent

I checked my variables again and the following values are set at the moment:

user variable for my account:

Variable Value
TMP C:\TEMP
TEMP C:\TEMP

system variables:

Variable Value
TMP C:\TEMP
TEMP C:\TEMP

So I think everything seems to be ok. Could it be, that the agent and VSE was installed under another account which have other user variables set?

kind regards

LANIAC
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tonyb99
Level 13

RE: How to change the temp directory for VSE and Agent

i guess thats possible
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LANIAC
Level 7

RE: How to change the temp directory for VSE and Agent

have you got a clue how I can change this afterwards? I hope there is some registry key or at least a config file where I can change this path... any help is appreciated.

kind regards

LANIAC
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