Envirounment variables after capturing image and availbiltity in the new VM

sns 9,226 Reputation points

I have VM, I have modifed system variable with 2 values

and now if I capture VM and then if i take new custom image out of it and if I create a new VM , and that will have environment variable I have created will it be available?

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  1. TP 83,711 Reputation points


    Yes, if you set system environment variables in the source VM for the image they will be available in new VMs created from that image.

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  2. v-vvellanki-MSFT 4,915 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @sns ,

    Thanks for contacting Microsoft Q&A platform.

    System variables typically affect the entire operating system and all users. If you've modified a system variable, those changes should be captured when you create a new image from the VM. When you create a new VM from the custom image, it should inherit the state of the original VM at the time of capture, including the modifications made to system variables.
    Environment variables are often specific to a user session or a particular process. If you have modified environment variables, they might not be captured at the system level in the same way as system variables.

    Hope this helps.

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