Does anybody know how I can "reload" the deployment.properties file without having to reboot the computer?
The JRE reads the file at load time, it is just a text file. If the JRE is running at the time of deployment the JRE would need to be restarted to pick up the new file. I understand that some admins restart the system after installing a JRE, that should not be needed in this case.
Which processes would that be? I cannot see any running processes in regards to Java.
The scenario is as follows:
- I log onto the computer. (no programs running of any kind)
- I add the line: "deployment.expiration.check.enabled=false" to the file: deployment.properties" located here: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment" and save the file.
(this ought to disable the functionality where Java detects that I am running an older version of Java, when I open a webpage using java)
- I open my browser and webpage which presents me with the dialog "Java Update Needed" in spite of the added line.
If I choose "Later" I can see Java being loaded in the background and if I close and reopen my browser the change has been loaded and the warning is not shown any more.