Glassfish JDK path problem solved

Glassfish JDK path problem: Some time ago I downloaded Glassfish, and then got away from it for a while. Today when I tried to run this command

C:\glassfish\bin> asadmin start-domain domain1

I got this error message from Glassfish:

The system cannot find the path specified.

Glassfish/Java path problem solved

It turns out that when I first installed Glassfish on my Windows system I had JDK 6 installed, and recently I had to downgrade to JDK 5 to compile some code for another project. (This was for a Swing application, where the users only had Java 5 installed.)

Apparently when Glassfish is installed it hard-codes its reference to your JDK location, so to fix this problem I ended up having to edit a file named asenv.bat. In short, I edited this file:

C:\glassfish\config\asenv.bat:

and I commented out the reference to JDK 6 and added a new reference to JDK 5, like this:

REM set AS_JAVA=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_04\jre/..
set AS_JAVA=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_16

This solved the problem, and Glassfish started right up after this change.

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Hi Alvin,

Thanks to your post, my problem is solved!!!

It is really helpful! :)

Thanks,
Sandy

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PWC6345: There is an error in invoking javac. A full JDK (not just JRE) is required

Many are suggesting this page for the error I just posted. This isn't helpful for that error, it's for another altogether.

Anyone has a solution for the javac error?

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