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FYI I don't think forms had a problem with spaces historically but java might have. So don't install the jdk in a directory with spaces in it (nor have the name be too big, have unusual characters in it, etc) Be sure no java related environment variables have spaces in them like JAVA_HOME, CLASSPATH whatever. (at the command prompt type
set to see them. The biggest forms problem in my experience was with parentheses in the path. (Some other people have suggested this to that author but she has not changed her directions:
Regarding this junction thing I don't know what you did there. That sounds scary. The way to get rid of bad things
in the path in my experience was to replace IN THE PATH (which is an environment variable) the offending items with the 8.3 versions. The path problem was that something in the path, even if it had nothing to do with forms, was able to derail forms from running as forms tripped over evaluating the path.
The biggest offender in the past was "program files (x86)" which is created by windows typically so the likelihood of it being there is about 99.9%. So you would check what the 8.3 name of that was (from a current directory of c:\ dir *.* /x )
The good thing about the 8.3 trick is that either version was accepted by windows programs. Whereas if you actually changed the name of a directory like "Program Files" to "ProgramFiles" then all the references to that would have to be modified and it would cause everything in program files to probably quit working. But referring to any directory by its 8.3 name continues to work.
dir program*.* /x
results would likely be:
Program Fiiles progra~1
Program Files (x86) progra~2
And replace program files (x86) IN THE PATH environment variable with the /x version (progra~2)
accessing environment variables:
system and security
advanced system settings
These instructions from the same person look better.
In the past versions of forms 11 the node manager was a problem and had to be stopped before you could configure
forms. Might check services to see if it is running and if so stop it.
Also about running test forms. Note that they are running test forms with IE. If you were running a different browser
then the default configuration very likely would not work to run the form.
Edited by: lake on Nov 25, 2012 12:17 PM