Configuring GlassFish Server With Java JDK 6u75, 6u81, 7u55 or 7u66 Causes a "java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.sun.corba.ee.impl.orb.ORBSingleton" Exception (Doc ID 1908971.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle GlassFish Server - Version 3.1.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Updating a GlassFish Server 3.1.2 installation to use Java 7u55 or 7u60 results in an exception:

which will result in the exception being generated when the jsp is accessed.

More realistically, this problem would be encountered by any code that makes use of the Object Request Broker (ORB), which typically includes any code that uses an InitialContext to lookup EJBs, JDBC connection pools, and other similar resources looked up using JNDI references.

Cause

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