Several Java Virtual Machines Running in the Same Process Caused an Error (Doc ID 1482586.1)

Last updated on JULY 01, 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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