We have an issue with students attempting to complete a security audit using the Security Device manager (SDM) and JAVA. It will only work using JAVA version jre-6u3-windows-i586-p-s.exe whether SDM is installed on the router or on the workstation. This version is a number of years old.
It will not perform a security audit and just hangs with later versions such as JRE-6u16-windows-i586-s.exe or the latest version jre-6u21-windows-i586-s.exe. Our network requires the latest version of JAVA for other programs and our ITS department are reluctant to have multiple versions of JAVA on the workstations.
When it does work, a new IE window is opened and I suspect there may be an issue with these later versions of JAVA communicating with IE. It does not work at all with Firefox.
Has anyone else had these issues or have a solution that would enable us to use the latest versions of JAVA?
Does anyone know the meaning of the -P-S designations in the naming conventions of the JAVA executables?
The security audits are required as part of the Cisco Exploration and Security courses with the Cisco Academy.
We appreciate the help.