Java WebStart Appliations Fail after Windows Registry Command Changed from 'javaws' to 'jp2launcher'

(Doc ID 2355839.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2018

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 8 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Java WebStart applications fail to launch with any of the following versions:

Whereas, the same WebStart applications run successfully in older Java 8 and 9 releases.

This may occur when the Registry is used to invoke Java WebStart directly, say, from a JNLP file.  For example, when one application opens the JNLP file from another application and uses the command from the Registry directly to invoke Java WebStart. 

 

Changes

 The problem can be seen after updating Java SE 8 to 8u152-b34 or 8u161 or later, or by updating to Java SE 9.0.4.

Cause

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