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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6.0.29 - Windows Service - JMX
Date Tue, 19 Oct 2010 08:15:33 GMT
2010/10/19 André Warnier <>:
> In this case, the application appears in jvisualvm, as an "unknown
> application (pid xxxx)"
> In this case, the application appears in jvisualvm, as a "tomcat (pid xxxx)"
> To confirm this, I used the Windows Services applet to change the user under
> which tomcat runs, to be the same as my Windows login-id, then restarted the
> Service.
> And tadaaaa, jvisualvm then finds it (but as the "unknown application").
> So the fact of running either on the base of Registry settings or on the
> base of environment variables seems to have a bearing on jvisualvm's ability
> to find a name for the application.

Here is an answer:

with more details here:

The summary is that jvisualvm knows certain applications, and one may
write a plugin to it to teach it to recognize more apps.

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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