After installing CA IDMS Server 17.1, when trying to start the JCF Demo App, a warning appears saying that the shortcut is searching for javaw.exe.
When launching the JCF Demo App that is delivered with CA IDMS Server 17.1 a warning message appears with the message “Windows is searching for javaw.exe. To locate the file yourself, click Browse.”
What steps are needed to start the JCF Demo App?
Javaw.exe is required to run Java applications on Windows. The error message appears because the path to javaw.exe in the shortcut is incorrect.
Note: You may need administrative privileges to implement some of the approaches described below.
The JCF Demo App is a Java application that requires Java 1.8 or later be installed. Use the following steps to confirm that Java 1.8 or later is installed on your computer:
4. If an error occurs when you issue the command, or if the version is older than Java 1.8, install Java 1.8 or later.
Once Java 1.8 or later is installed, you can chose from the following solutions.
Note: Solution 1 is a permanent fix, while solutions 1 and 2 must be repeated each time the JCF Demo App is launched.
Solution 1 – Define the JAVA_HOME environment variable and reinstall CA IDMS Server 17.1
2. Uninstall CA IDMS Server 17.1 through the Apps & features option. When prompted, do not remove your ODBC data sources.
3. Reinstall CA IDMS Server 17.1.
Solution 2 – Manually browse for javaw.exe
4. The JCF Demo App opens.
Solution 3 – Let Windows discover javaw.exe
3. The JCF Demo App opens.