Quoting the FAQ: "Make sure that the hsperfdata_<user> directory can be written to. Also make sure that you are using a file system that supports ACLs."
I'm guessing it's Windows 7, so that should be ok. It might be one of these "have you tried turning it off and on again" issues, reinstalling might do the trick, but hopefully we can make it work anyway.
Does connecting to your jvms with jconsole or jcmd work?
Sounds really strange that JMX connections doesn't work. What kind of no connection warnings did you get?
In trying to get things to work I came across the warning about hsperfdata file access, and took care of that (BTW: perhaps the installer should assure this out of the box, especially for Windows, which is such a pain about these kind of things). Jconsole also failed to work. I did not try jcmd. Unfortunately I did not save my notes with the error messages. When I get a chance I'll try turning UAC back on and see what happens.
I re-enabled UAC and rebooted. When I ran jmc, this is what I get when I try to connect to a running eclipse process
Could not connect to Eclipse (4356) : Unable to resolve connection URL
Unable to resolve connection URL
When I try connecting to eclipse via Jconsole I get
It offers a button to run "unsecured". That choice results in the message
The connection 4356 did not succeed. Would you like to try again?
Trying again repeats the same message.
When I try connecting to Jconsole via JMC, it seems to run OK. When I try to connect to Jconsole via Jconsole, I get the same error as for eclipse (ConnectionFailedSSL1...).
I'm turning off UAC again.