I can tell in VS10, maybe the procedure is similar:
1. Open a project
2. View->Property Manager
3. You should have a tree view which shows up like this:
--- Debug | Win32
--- Release | Win32
Right click, under "Debug | Win32", Microsoft.Cpp.Win32.user, and choose Properties.
The properties you set there will be your default properties for all your projects, under the Debug configuration.
Then proceed to do the same under "Release | Win32", which will apply the changes to the Release configuration.
Just in case, once you've right-clicked a Microsoft.Cpp.Win32.user, to add paths, go to:
This should be your screen:
Now, I've highlighted some things.
This is the italian version but you should be able to find out by yourself the names.
Row | Usage
A | Bin Paths
B | Include Paths
C | Lib Paths
When you click on the RIGHT column (Highlighted in red), a Dropdown options list comes out clicking on the button (Highlighted in green).
Click on Edit.
You can now add each line for each entry you want to add using the New Line button (also CTRL+INS).
This is obviously for VS10.