Multiple Java instances in Internet Explorer 6

Posted on 2009-07-16
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Last Modified: 2013-12-08

How can I setup two shortcuts/batch files which each launch an instance of Internet Explorer with a different version of Java enabled, for two web-based java applications that need to be run alongside each other but have different Java client requirements. Running the latest version for both has made the first application cosmetically impossible to use.

Question by:AdoBeebo
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Is the problem running 2 diff versions of Java or writing the batch file? Or both?
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Here is some previous thread on how to run 2 diff instances of Java - http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Java/New_to_Java/Q_23662946.html

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Turns out one of the apps will run in Microsoft JVM in IE6 which is the user's standard browser. I wrote a small launcher app to modify the registry keys which control Java browser integration and then launch iexplore.exe to the login screen of the correct app. Both seem to co-exist happily, one using the Microsoft JVM and one using Sun JRE 1.6_11.  

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