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If I have a Java application,
and I want to run it on an OS (e.g., Linux, HP Unix, etc)
I am NOT allowed to install Java Run Time on it.

Which environment variables am I need to set in order to make the application can be executed?
PATH? JAVA_HOME? or other variables?

Thanks!
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If you cant install JVM, then you arent going to get this working. PATH is used to make the java bin directory commans available to the command line, JAVA_HOME is used by some applications, like apache tomcat, to point to the java installation root. However if you arent able to install java, then pointing these anywhere wont make any difference - you need to install java to run a java app!
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neither
just call the java.exe using the full path
provide correct classpath and all should run OK on your JRE copy
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Are you able to copy the jre to the computer as enachemc suggested? This would work - I had assumed you meant you couldnt put the jre on the machine at all.
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If you are not allowed to install JRE yourself, there is a good chance
you have java pre-installed on your machine.
Did you try to run

java -version

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Java may be installed but not available in the path, in which case java - version wont work. Youd need to determine from the add/remove programs if it is installed, then find the location and add it to the PATH. That way you can then run your java programs
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Your question is a bit confusing with less details so let me answer it in question form -

1. By Java application do you mean .class/.jar file. And how do you try to execute it?
(Or is it web application, which makes the answer a bit more difficult)

to run .class file you execute
<java location>/bin/java.exe -cp <libraries path> abc.class

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in your class folder
to run packaged .jar file you execute  
<java location>/bin/java.exe -jar abc.jar

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in your jar folder

2. If the jar file is setup (on windows) to open with javaw, then double click on the same should do exactly as the last two commands. Albeit the java location (upto /bin) should be mentioned in windows environment variable.

3. Most of the applications inherently find the java location based on variable JAVA_HOME (which refers to java installable, not bin folder but its parent). Try this for all java apps to execute without additional questions from the app.
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thanks
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