Workaround for ColdFusion MX 6.1 Bug: wsconfig.exe - Entry Point Not Found

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ColdFusionMX 6.1 on Windows 2003 only may experience an error when launching the web server configurator GUI (wsconfig.exe). The error is: The procedure entry point JVM_GetClassAccessFlags@8 could not be located in the dynamic link library jvm.dll. Wsconfig fails at this time with a pop-up alert like this:

The procedure entry point _JVM_GetClassAccessFlags@8 could not be located in the dynamic link library jvm.dll

The cause of the bug is that the ZeroG installer mistakenly installs a "hotspot" directory containing a Sun jvm 1.3.1 jvm.dll into the ColdFusion 1.4.2 jre directory C:CFusionMX untimejre. When launching wsconfig.exe in GUI mode by double clicking on it, it finds the C:CFusionMX untimejrehotspotjvm.dll (jvm 1.3.1) instead of C:CFusionMX untimejreinserverjvm.dll or C:CFusionMX untimejreinclientjvm.dll which are both version 1.4.2.

Workaround is to remove or rename the 'hotspot' directory

The workaround for the bug is to remove or rename just the "hotspot" directory so that wsconfig will not find it, and then run the GUI again, or alternatively run wsconfig manually from one of the prepared bat files in C:CFusionMXinconnectors or directly from the commandline.

If you find that you do not have the hotspot directory to begin with, then you very likely have another JRE on the machine which is interfering. If that is the case, then you will have to run wsconfig from the prepared bat files or from the commandline and skip the GUI all together.

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