Installing OpenDJ on Windows can sometimes be clueless.
I was at a customer's site last week and was trying to showcase how easy it would be to install and setup OpenDJ and had it up and running in minutes.
I had done it countless times before the meet-up …. on Linux and Solaris …. and on my Windows 7 laptop …. Ooops! Big mistake!
I was trying to impress, but was embarrassed.
The customer gave me a Windows Server 2008 OS. So what? I remembered Windows 2008 is supported.
But as soon as I executed setup.bat, the following error occurred:
"…\lib\winlauncher.exe is not a valid Win32 application"
A quick workaround is by setting the appropriate ClassPath and running the Java command directly.
java.exe -Dorg.opends.server.scriptName=setup org.opends.quicksetup.installer.SetupLauncher
That solved the setup.bat issue. But subsequently, I needed to start OpenDJ using start-ds.bat. Bomb yet again! So embarrassed.
I am now trying to reproduce the problem in our labs with a Windows 2008 R2 server and attempting to go via the pure Java command path.
Anyone encountered similar issue on Windows machine?