PS4 - Desired State Configuration Environment Variable Provider Does Not Broadcast WM_SETTINGCHANGE - by Keith Hill MVP

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ID 792515 Comments
Status Resolved Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 4
Opened 7/3/2013 4:04:27 PM
Access Restriction Public


When you use a DSC configuration to create a new environment variable, that variable is not visible on the system (even in a new PowerShell window) until you sign out or restart the system.  That is because the provider, when it sets the variable, does not cause a WM_SETTINGCHANGE message to be broadcast.
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Posted by keithb on 9/22/2015 at 11:04 AM
Thanks so much for the feedback.
Using your repro steps, we have verified that this has been fixed in the latest version of WMF 5.0 which you can download here: