Installing Java

This page will show how to install the proper version of Java on your system.

  1. Boundless Server on Windows requires a 32-bit Java Runtime Environment, available from the Oracle Java download page.

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    Java 32-bit Windows download

    Note

    Boundless Server requires Java 8, and is no longer compatible with Java 7.

    Warning

    While some functionality will work with a 64-bit Java, use of GDAL and NetCDF binaries requires 32-bit Java.

  2. Run the installer, agreeing to the license terms.

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    Java installation welcome page

    Note

    The installer may ask permission to uninstall prior versions of Java.

  3. Wait while Java installs.

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    Java installation progress

  4. When complete, Java will be available in a subdirectory inside C:\Program Files (x86)\Java. This location will be referred to as JRE_HOME in subsequent documentation (for example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_101).

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    Java installation completed