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How To Reset Application Variables without Rebooting Server

davidcahan asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
How do I force a web site to "reset" the values of application variables without rebooting the entire server.  I've tried stop and starting the particular website in the IIS Manager but this doesn't seem to work.
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Edit the global.asa. When the webserver finds a new version of the global.asa (even if it is just a new empty linebreak), the application resets.

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nice...so if i'm in.net world then you would be referring to the global.asax?
Yes, in .Net edit the global.asax.


If you are in classic asp, then use the first solution.  if you are .net then the second one.
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