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Thread: Increase the PATH environment variable limit to 2048 char on 2003

  1. #1
    Morten Ross Guest

    Increase the PATH environment variable limit to 2048 char on 2003

    Hi,

    How do I accomplish the abovementioned on Windows Server 2003?
    More and more software introduce longer and longer path variables, and with
    x64 this is really aprobelm as "Program Files (x86)" and "Program Files" are
    both used by for instance MSSQL Server 2005, and thus the demand for more
    PATH space is growing fast. Even shortening all long names manually is not
    enough!

    Regards
    Morten Ross

  2. #2
    Dave Patrick Guest

    Re: Increase the PATH environment variable limit to 2048 char on 2003

    You can sub %programfiles% for 'C:\Program Files' and look at using the 8.3
    short names for paths. It should already be 2048.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906469

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    "Morten Ross" wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > How do I accomplish the abovementioned on Windows Server 2003?
    > More and more software introduce longer and longer path variables, and
    > with
    > x64 this is really aprobelm as "Program Files (x86)" and "Program Files"
    > are
    > both used by for instance MSSQL Server 2005, and thus the demand for more
    > PATH space is growing fast. Even shortening all long names manually is not
    > enough!
    >
    > Regards
    > Morten Ross



  3. #3
    Morten Ross Guest

    Re: Increase the PATH environment variable limit to 2048 char on 2

    Hi,

    Thanks for your quick reply. I couldn't find this hotfix - it was not
    referenced in KB180410, nor did my searches make any hits - so many thanks
    for this elusive hotfix, as it does indeed fix the limit issue so that 2048
    characters are made available and not just 1024 when not applied.

    Regards
    Morten Ross

    "Dave Patrick" wrote:

    > You can sub %programfiles% for 'C:\Program Files' and look at using the 8.3
    > short names for paths. It should already be 2048.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906469
    >
    > --
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >
    > "Morten Ross" wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > How do I accomplish the abovementioned on Windows Server 2003?
    > > More and more software introduce longer and longer path variables, and
    > > with
    > > x64 this is really aprobelm as "Program Files (x86)" and "Program Files"
    > > are
    > > both used by for instance MSSQL Server 2005, and thus the demand for more
    > > PATH space is growing fast. Even shortening all long names manually is not
    > > enough!
    > >
    > > Regards
    > > Morten Ross

    >


  4. #4
    Dave Patrick Guest

    Re: Increase the PATH environment variable limit to 2048 char on 2

    You're welcome. Yes I had quite a time finding (by stumbling on it)

    --

    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "Morten Ross" wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Thanks for your quick reply. I couldn't find this hotfix - it was not
    > referenced in KB180410, nor did my searches make any hits - so many thanks
    > for this elusive hotfix, as it does indeed fix the limit issue so that
    > 2048
    > characters are made available and not just 1024 when not applied.
    >
    > Regards
    > Morten Ross
    >
    > "Dave Patrick" wrote:
    >
    >> You can sub %programfiles% for 'C:\Program Files' and look at using the
    >> 8.3
    >> short names for paths. It should already be 2048.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906469
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    >> Microsoft Certified Professional
    >> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >>
    >> "Morten Ross" wrote:
    >> > Hi,
    >> >
    >> > How do I accomplish the abovementioned on Windows Server 2003?
    >> > More and more software introduce longer and longer path variables, and
    >> > with
    >> > x64 this is really aprobelm as "Program Files (x86)" and "Program
    >> > Files"
    >> > are
    >> > both used by for instance MSSQL Server 2005, and thus the demand for
    >> > more
    >> > PATH space is growing fast. Even shortening all long names manually is
    >> > not
    >> > enough!
    >> >
    >> > Regards
    >> > Morten Ross

    >>



  5. #5
    Mike Procak Guest

    KB906469

    Dave, do you have the W2K3 version of KB906469?

  6. #6
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: KB906469

    Hello Mike,

    Follow the links to MS support or phone MS support. Hotfixes are for FREE,
    just call them and they will send a link to download it.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > Dave, do you have the W2K3 version of KB906469?
    >




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