8096 Exit code when Rational Functional Tester connects to licence server

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to start IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT) v8.2.x.x or 8.3.x.x result in error "Java was started but returned ...8096" and an abrupt end.


The error message is:

Java was started but returned exit code=8096

If you click OK, Rational Functional Tester will close abruptly.

You recently updated Rational Functional Tester.


The newer Rational Functional Tester release is incompatible with the IBM Rational Common License Server version that you currently use.


  • Rational Functional Tester v8.2.
  • Rational Functional Tester v8.3.

Resolving the problem

Upgrade IBM Rational Common License Server to the newest version.

See: Rational License Key Server downloads.

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Rational Functional Tester

Software version:

8.2, 8.3

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