I'd like us to know if Policy Server uses Java as a Service or as aClient.
Out of the box, Policy Server has its JVM set to run as a Service, asyou'll see in the file
And as stated in the following link, the choice of using java as aservice is probably motivated by the better performances in productionenvironment.
JVM Server vs Client Mode
"So server mode is better suited for production deployments and givesbetter performance."
KB : KB000120659