I updated java on my machine today since one of the web application demanded the update. Post java update, the web application started working (sigh). I was happy that, I don’t have to deal with java again.
After a while, for some maintenance activity, I connected DELL iDRAC ( Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller ) through web browser and wanted to access remote console.
Viola ! an error popped up saying ” Unable to launch the application.” Wow, Another java problem ! Java at its best ! ;-)
I tried to delete java ‘trace and log files’ and ‘Cached Applications and Applets’ from java control panel but in vain.
I even removed and re-installed java but in vain.
What finally saved my day was, changing ‘Network Settings’ in java control panel.
Instead of ‘Use browser settings’, I selected ‘Direct Connection’. Bingo ! when I reinitiated remote console access, it worked like a charm :-)
By the way, Java Control Panel can be accessed through
Start / Control Panel / Java
Hope this info will help someone.