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From David kerber <>
Subject Re: Setting JVM Parameters in Windows Service for Tomcat7
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:29:17 GMT
On 9/20/2012 3:02 PM, Matthias Müller wrote:
> Hi,
>> Environment variables are irrelevant when running services. That's why
>> the registry values exist.
> That's a good point!
> Thanks for the nice discussion.
>> Matthias - can you please elaborate on exactly what "it is not practicable
>> for our production environment" means?
> I want to put the configuration files and property settings in a local
> VCS (e.g. a local git) so that I can track the changes.
> But now I see, that there are some technical reasons for using the registry.
> I think I will use a batch-script then which sets the registry.
> Matthias
> PS
> There are two ways of setting the registry:
> 1. CLI via "tomcat.exe //US//Tomcat7 ..."
>      There are some examples in the service.bat file.
> 2. gui via tomcatw.exe
> But I think both ways are not compatible.
> I.E. when using "tomcat.exe //US//Tomcat7" I won't find the values in
> tomcatw.exe

I think you will if you completely stop and restart tomcatw.exe, but not 
if you leave it running while making the changes.

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