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Redefining Windows System Temporary Directories

Following established Windows standards, the SolarWinds Orion installer may use Windows User and System TEMP and TMP variable directories as temporary scratch spaces for file expansion and execution. If you do not have the required scratch space available in the default User or System TEMP and TMP directories, use the following procedure to redefine your default locations.

Regardless of where you actually install SolarWinds Orion, some common files may be installed where the operating system of your Orion server are located.

  1. Log in to your Orion server as a user with administrative rights.
  2. Right‑click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. Click Advanced, and then click Environment Variables.
  4. Select the variable name representing the directory you want to redefine, click Edit, and then provide a new path as the Variable value for the selected temporary directory variable.