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"A fatal error has occurred" using installer.jar from a Weblogic Server Generic Installer (Doc ID 1274648.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version: 10.3.2 to 10.3.5
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You are not able to install WebLogic Server 10.3.3 using the generic installer.

After downloading the file using Internet Explorer, you unzip the file and try to execute install.jar. The installer will run, but shortly after you will get this message:

"A fatal error has occurred. This application will terminate"

Or you may get an error similar to:

2011-01-24 11:05:34,336 ERROR [selfExtract] com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.utils.SelfExtract - Error accessing jar: null
at com.bea.plateng.common.util.JarHelper.<init>(
at com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.utils.SelfExtract.extract(
at com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.silent.tasks.SelfExtractionTask.execute(


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