Various Windows applications such as Matlab, Altair, Nastran etc use license servers, which require a system environment variable - LM_LICENSE_FILE, to be updated which would take a value along the lines of: %MSC_LICENSE_FILE%;%MATLAB_LICENSE_FILE%;%ALTAIR_LM_LICENSE_FILE% (if these 3 apps were installed).
Setting the variable for the individual apps using SETX is easy:
SETX MATLAB_LICENSE_FILE PORT@SERVER /M
But how would I set the LM_LICENSE_FILE variable to reflect the apps installed on a pc that reference this variable using a .cmd file? Ideally it would query the pc to see what apps (apps that use LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variables) are installed, set the individual app system environment variable and then set the correct LM_LICENSE_VARIABLE value.
Regards and thanks in advance
You can use something like wmic product get name,version in your batch file to list installed programs, but this doesn't generate a comprehensive list. So in addition to wmic you can make your batch file query known program installation locations in the registry (for example HKCU\Software, HKLM\Software, HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall etc.) using the reg command.
wmic product get name,version
Once you've built up a list of installed programs your batch file can then add the required environment variables with the proper values.
I run Windows 7.
I notice that there's an environment variable called asl.log. What is this thing?
Who puts it there?
What's the purpose of it?
I searched and found only references to MacOS and Apple System Log.
But as I said, this is a Windows7 machine from Dell. It doesn't run MacOS.
I have it too in W7.
A SYSTEM environment variable asl.log with the value Destination=file
Found this reference in the register:
value REG_SZ asl.103843_28May11.log
I am pretty sure it is an Apple thing.