Error When Starting Up WebLogic Server as a Windows Service: Unable to initialize the Java virtual machine (Doc ID 1345228.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 02, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3 and later
Generic Windows
***Checked for relevance on 4-Nov-2014***

Symptoms

After successfully setting up WebLogic Server to start as a Windows Service, the server startup is failing with an error like this:

[ServiceStart] Error in JVM. Cause=Unable to initialize the Java virtual machine! [Wed Jul 20 17:48:43 2011] [I] [ServiceStart] Informing SCM about SERVICE_STOP

Cause

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