Werk #11853: Windows agent uses separate script to protect own files from unathorized access

Component Checks & Agents
Title Windows agent uses separate script to protect own files from unathorized access
Date Mar 3, 2021
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 2.1.0i1 2.0.0b8
Level Prominent Change
Class Bug Fix
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

Previously, the protection algorithm was hard-coded into the Windows agent and it was called synchronously. Such approach may lead to some rare but important problems, because the start of the Windows agent service required a lot of time and Windows service manager may not accept this delay.

Since this release Windows agent uses batch script, which runs in a separate and independent process. This script provides the identical functionality as before, but it doesn't interfere with Windows agent service thus solving the problem with delay.

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