Windows Security Alert, Windows has blocked Java Launcher

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Problem(Abstract)

When bringing up the WebSphere® Developer for zSeries® V6.0.1 product, a Windows Security Alert popup window appears stating that Windows has blocked Java Launcher, Your computer administrator can unblock this program for you.

Cause

Windows XP SP2, Security Alert feature

Resolving the problem

Options:

- Deploy Group Policy to the XP clients to disable the firewall.
- Deploy a scipt to all clients using the commands to configure the firewall rules.
(netsh firewall add allowedprogram "C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere Studio\runtimes\base_v5\java\bin\javaw.exe" "Java launcher"; the path directory may be different based on installation/Product/Version.)
- Configure local policy with port exceptions or program exceptions.

Troubleshooting Windows Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357/
Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4454e0e1-61fa-447a-bdcd-499f73a637d1&displaylang=en

Related information

Troubleshooting Windows Firewall Settings in Windows XP
Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Win X

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More support for:

WebSphere Developer for zSeries
General Information

Software version:

6.0, 6.0.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1240744

Modified date:

2011-03-15

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