How do you change the default working directory for the JOB scheduled by CA ESP System Agent?

Document ID : KB000054590
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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By default, the working directory is the agent's installation directory so we have to add whole path for any .exe and files in the script. Is there a way to change the working directory?


Since release R7, a new parameter oscomponent.initialworkingdirectory in agentparm.txt for the agent is available. The following can be found on the Administrator's Guide:

The default initial working directory for all the scripts:

  • SCRIPT - sets the path to where the script resides

  • USER - sets the path to the home directory of the owner of the script

  • PATH - sets the path to an absolute path to where the script should run If you do not specify a value, the parameter defaults to the path where the running cybAgent resides.

Note: You can override the InitialWorkingDirectory on a per job basis by specifying a value for the PWD Environment variable.