Posted by: nowiremember | February 6, 2014

Unable to start ASDM version 1.5(50)

Did you recently upgrade to Java 7 and now you cannot launch ASDM to log into your PIX or ASA appliance ? ASDM is incompatible with java 7. You have to install Java 6, but you don’t want to take over your system (i.e. still use Java 7 for in-browser use, etc…) ? Easy to fix:

– Install Java 6 JRE

– Copy the “jre” folder to somewhere else (i.e. C:\JRE)

– Edit the ASDM launch shortcut from:

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\javaw.exe -Xms64m -Xmx512m -Dsun.swing.enableImprovedDragGesture=true -classpath lzma.jar;jploader.jar;asdm-launcher.jar;retroweaver-rt-2.0.jar com.cisco.launcher.Launcher

to

C:\jre6\bin\javaw.exe -Xms64m -Xmx512m -Dsun.swing.enableImprovedDragGesture=true -classpath lzma.jar;jploader.jar;asdm-launcher.jar;retroweaver-rt-2.0.jar com.cisco.launcher.Launcher

– Now you can uninstall Java 6 from your system. The copy in C:\JRE will never be used for anything but when using ASDM.

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