Download, Installation and Configuration of Microsoft JVM (MSJVM)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

This writing will explain how to install and configure Microsoft Java Virtual Machine in IE 7 (MSJVM). Microsoft Java Virtual Machine, though has reached its end of life, is still being used by lots of applications to get live data through Internet Explorer, especially live stocks/equity related applications.

From my experience though installing Microsoft Java Virtual Machine is an easy task, one also needs to enable some add ons to make it work, in fact I was hitting the wall sometimes without proper configuration and I hope this writing will make the installation and configuration part simple. The following was tested in Internet Explorer 7 although it may be applicable for previous versions. Here we go..

1. Download Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM) from any of the sites mentioned in this page.

2. Download Microsoft JVM removal tool also which will be handy in case you need to remove/uninstall Microsoft JVM.

3. Now once you have installed MSJVM, you need to restart the system, upon rebooting make sure you have Microsoft VM enabled as shown in the figure below (in IE Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced -> Check Microsoft VM is installed)


Figure 1:
After installation of Microsoft JVM

4. Enable Microsoft JVM add-ons.

If after step 3, you are still having problems with running MSJVM applets (.cab files), then probably you need to enable the Microsoft Web Browser Applet Control add-on.

In IE go to Tools -> Manage Add-ons -> Enable or Disable Add-ons -> Select Add ons that have been used by Internet Explorer from drop down menu, click Web Browser Applet Control (Corresponding to Publisher Microsoft Corporation), and check enable, then restart the browser, see the figure below.


Figure 2:
Enabling Web Browser Applet Control Add-on (Corresponding to Publisher Microsoft Corporation)

5. Once you have executed steps 3 and 4, your Microsoft JVM would work successfully in IE (if you already have other JVM enabled, say Sun Java Virtual Machine, you can now switch between the two as shown below).

6. Switching or Changing from Microsoft Java Virtual Machine to Sun Java Virtual Machine :

In case you already have other JVM installed, you can uncheck that in IE, for example in some cases you may need to have Sun JRE to run Sun Java applets and other java related plugins and in some cases you may need to use Microsoft JVM, you can alternate between the two (In IE, go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced -> Check/Uncheck Java or Microsoft VM option), see the below figure.

Figure 3: Changing between Microsoft JVM and Sun JVM

7. Switching or Changing from Sun Java Virtual Machine to Microsoft Java Virtual Machine :

Though you can uncheck Sun Java Virtual Machine and enable Microsoft JVM as in the previous figure to switch from Sun JVM to Microsoft JVM, sometimes I have encountered problems in running MSJVM after unchecking Sun Java Virtual Machine and restarting IE, to solve this problem you need to enable Web Browser Applet Control (Corresponding to Publisher Sun Microsystems), not sure about the logic behind this, but its needed as shown in the figure below.

In IE go to Tools -> Manage Add-ons -> Enable or Disable Add-ons -> Select Add ons Currently loaded in Internet Explorer from drop down menu, click Web Browser Applet Control (Corresponding to Publisher Sun Microsystems) and check enable, now you can run Microsoft Java Virtual Machine after restarting the browser, see the figure below.

Figure 4: Enabling Web Browser Applet Control Add-on (Corresponding to Publisher Sun Microsystems)

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