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java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: weblogic.Server - Wrong Classpath (Doc ID 1524106.1)

Last updated on JULY 10, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 9.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 10-Mar-2015***


We see the following error while starting of the any Managed Servers using Node Manager:

<Jan 29, 2013 8:40:54 AM> <INFO> <NodeManager> <Server output log file is 'D:\bea11_64\user_projects\domains\DFIPS7x64\servers\Server-0\logs\Server-0.out'>
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: weblogic/Server
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: weblogic.Server
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
Could not find the main class: weblogic.Server.  Program will exit.
Exception in thread "main" <Jan 29, 2013 8:40:55 AM> <FINEST> <NodeManager> <Waiting for the process to die: 3212>
<Jan 29, 2013 8:40:55 AM> <INFO> <NodeManager> <Server failed during startup so will not be restarted>
<Jan 29, 2013 8:40:55 AM> <FINEST> <NodeManager> <runMonitor returned, setting finished=true and notifying waiters>

We need to understand that Weblogic.jar is missing from classpath in such case we see Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: weblogic.Server.


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