Custom Java Applications Launched through IE Fails Intermittently with "Several Java Virtual Machines Running in the Same Process Caused an Error"

(Doc ID 1482586.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 04, 2017

Applies to:

Java Platform, Standard Edition - Version 1.6.0 to 7 [Release 1.6 to 7]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


On Windows 2003 running Internet Explorer (IE) 8 using Java SE 6 update 21 with the next-generation plugin turned on.  This is in the context of a Citrix environment where Citrix is used only for presentation and connection layers and where IE is installed directly on Windows, not under the Citrix environment, and launched through a double-click of the shortcut link on the Windows deskop.  Java 1.5 update 9 is installed for Citrix compatibility but IE is configured to use Java 6 update 21 only.

When running three different custom web-based Java applications launched through IE, the following error occurs intermittently causing IE to crash:


Several Java virtual machines running in the same process caused an error.

The issue cannot be reproduced at will. It has occurred just a handful of times and no data (other than the error message above) was able to be captured during the problem occurrence.  A test case is not available nor is a remote access point demonstrating the problem.




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