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About me:

  • I'm interested in Java, Maven and anything related to cryptography or security.

  • I'm also an Apache Commons committer (focussed mainly on commons-lang).

  • Finally, I'm the author of JNCryptor, a Java library that simplifies encrypting data securely with AES.


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awarded  Excavator
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awarded  Benefactor
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accepted Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
Nov
14
comment Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
Well, the question is simply "Do I need to reboot a Win2008 server so that a Local System service can pick up changes to environment variables". So far, the answers seem to have been based on the standard theories of processes and inheritance of env variables. I'm waiting for something a little more concrete, specifically in light of the presence of a Win2k3 hotfix. I will try to use your ProcExp ideas to probe this further myself with experiments.
Nov
14
comment Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
I understand how environment variable inheritance normally works. I'm asking about a specific situation here, one that was identified as an issue by Microsoft and later addressed in a hotfix for Win 2003. I've raised the bounty because I'm looking for a concrete, authoritative reference that addresses my specific question. I'm fully expecting a service restart is required, what's important is whether a reboot of the machine is needed.
Nov
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awarded  Promoter
Nov
11
revised Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
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Nov
11
comment Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
I found the last paragraph a little confusing - in summary, you think this still applies to Windows 2008 and a reboot is required? If so, do you have any evidence to support that claim? I notice that a hotfix was available for Windows 2003 that resolves the issue - are you sure this isn't incorporated into 2008 R2?
Nov
11
asked Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Organizer
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19
revised How do I know if I'm working on a Virtual Machine or not?
It's clear from the mention of RDP and the content of the accepted answer that this question addresses Windows.
Jun
19
suggested approved edit on How do I know if I'm working on a Virtual Machine or not?
Jun
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
20
accepted Debugging slow Bugzilla form submission on Debian Squeeze
Dec
20
asked “Firmware progress error” reported by blade in IBM BladeCenter S
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awarded  Student
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awarded  Scholar
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comment Debugging slow Bugzilla form submission on Debian Squeeze
Thanks for your help so far. Fortunately, some other department in my company has revealed it has the capacity to host our bugs database. Hence my playing around has come to an end.