The Environment object allows environment variables to be centrally configured on the client using static text, Desktop Authority dynamic variables, or KiXtart macros.
Enter the environment variable to be defined. Desktop Authority’s dynamic variable selection is available for this field by pressing F2.
Enter the data to be assigned to the environment variable. This can be static text, a Desktop Authority dynamic variable (F2) or a KiXtart macro.
Variable [ User ] String [ $FullName ]
Desktop Authority includes a dynamic variable called $Initials. This variable is set by reading the user’s Description field from User Manager for Domains. If a pound symbol (#) appears anywhere in the field, the following 3 characters are returned as $Initials. For example, if the user’s Description field is set to [Chief Technology Officer #JJS ], the value of the $Initials becomes JJS.
Select this option to set an environment variable for the currently logged on user. User Environment variables may differ depending on the user logged on.
Select this option to set a computer environment variable. Machine based environment variables are the same for all users who log on to the workstation.
Select the Validation Logic tab to set the validation rules for this element.
Select the Notes tab to create any additional notes needed to document the profile element.
When adding or modifying a profile object element, the description appears above the settings tab. Enter a description to annotate the element. The default value for new profile elements can be changed by going to the system Preferences.