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:


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.