Java error : Unable to launch the application when trying to open up DELL iDRAC console !

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 ! 😉

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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 🙂

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By the way, Java Control Panel can be accessed through

Start / Control Panel / Java

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Hope this info will help someone.

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