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ASDM can't "pin to taskbar" on Windows 7 after update

I just recently updated an ASDM image on a 5510 and after connecting to the device the icon disappeared (there was still a generic placeholder there).  I'm a bit OCD about it so I unpinned it and tried to repin it to get the icon back and I no longer have the option to "pin to taskbar".  I've tried everything I can think of or find online, just wondering if anybody else has seen this issue.

It's ASDM Launcher version v1.5(54) and the ASDM image was asdm-645-206.bin.

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ASDM can't "pin to taskbar" on Windows 7 after update

Yes, I've seen it too. It seems to track with that latest launcher pointing to a jar file vs. an actual executable.

Here is property of the latest ASDM from my machine's start menu:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco Systems\ASDM\asdm-launcher.jar" -Xms64m -Xmx512m -Dsun.swing.enableImprovedDragGesture=true -classpath lzma.jar;jploader.jar;asdm-launcher.jar;retroweaver-rt-2.0.jar

If you prepend all of that with:

javaw.exe -jar

and make that a new shortcut, you'll then be able to pin that to the taskbar and launch from there.

If you want the Cisco ASDM launcher icon to be used instead of the plain javaw.exe one, you'll need to tell the newly created shortcut to use the .ico from your ASDM installation, location discernible from your start menu's icon. For me, it was buried down in:


...but your location will vary locally.

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