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How to Add the ..\exchsrvr\bin Directory to Your Windows Server 2003 System Path


This topic explains how to add the Exchange \bin directory to your system path so that the tools in \bin are available from any command prompt.


To add the ..\exchsrvr\bin directory to your Windows Server 2003 system path

  1. Open System Properties. To open System Properties, click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

  2. Click the Advanced tab.

  3. Click the Environment Variables button.

  4. In the System Variables box, scroll down to the variable "Path."

    Editing the Path environment variable


  5. Click Path to select it, and then click Edit.

  6. In the Variable Value box, add a semicolon (;) to the end of the string.

  7. After the semicolon (with no spaces) type the full path of ..\exchsrvr\bin.

  8. Add a semicolon at the end of the path variable.

    The default path is C:\program files\exchsrvr\bin

    Editing the Path variable


  9. Click OK to close Edit System Variable, click OK to close Environment Variables, and then click OK to close System Properties.

  10. Close any command shells that are open.

  11. Open a new command shell. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. You should now be able to run any tool in the \bin directory from any command prompt on that server.