[cvsnt-dev] Re: Reboot on NT4/2K/XP/2k3?

Robin McLeod sorry at no.spam.org
Fri Dec 16 16:59:20 UTC 2005

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Thanks Tony,

As you're probably aware, modifying the path on NT/2k/XP/2k3 should be done 
by setting the value of

However, you can avoid a reboot by sending a WM_SETTINGCHANGE notification, 
(LPARAM)"Environment", SMTO_ABORTIFHUNG, 5000, &retval);

More elaborate applications will make use of this notification to update 
themselves and don't even need to be restarted (unfortunately, cmd.exe is 
not one of them).

As for LSASRV.DLL, I used handle from www.sysinternals.com to check on it 
and it's not in use when cvsnt isn't running so a reboot shouldn't be 
required to replace it on most systems (just stop the cvsnt services before 
copying the files during upgrades).

As for MSI rebooting for no reason, that's entirely possible as I don't use 
it but it certainly isn't acceptable behaviour to force a reboot 

If you want to discuss this further or need extra clarification or even a 
helping hand, let me know and I'll contact you via e-mail.



"Tony Hoyle" <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote in message 
news:dnupkh$mur$1 at paris.nodomain.org...
> Robin McLeod wrote:
>> Can somebody please clarify why exactly a reboot is required after 
>> installing on NT4/2k/XP/2k3?  The wiki claims that this is a path issue 
>> but that would only apply to 9x/Me.
> Those all have paths too (modification of the system path would require a 
> reboot - cvsnt used to do that a year or so ago), but that's not the 
> primary issue.  The main one is the installation of the LSA helper DLL 
> that allows pserver & sserver to work correctly.
> Also, MSI likes rebooting, and will do it at the slightest provocation.
> Tony 

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