Is there a way to make changes to the VMBATCH CONFIG file without having to take down VM:Batch?
Yes, use the CONFIGUR command to edit the configuration file without shutting down VM:Batch.
The ACCESS and DIRECT records cannot be changed with the CONFIGUR command. VM:Batch restricts changes to these records to prevent possible problems when VM:Batch restarts.
This command also requires SYSADMIN authorization.