System Administration

Create Portable Java for Clients and Servers
This procedure uses 7-zip to extract Java from an installation executable and build a portable installation for Windows. It works for Java Development Kit...
Wed, 19 Dec, 2018 at 2:20 PM
Future Java Releases and Builds
First, some history.  Oracle stopped cutting public builds of Java 1.7 at 1.7.0_u80.  However, they continued to fix security holes and made later builds av...
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018 at 8:57 AM
The end of client-side Java
Great news!  PTC’s efforts to eliminate Java applets continue through the Windchill 11.1 builds and Critical Patch Sets.  At 11.1 M010, the only remaining a...
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018 at 8:58 AM
Subscriptions for Java
Everyone should have received the 2019 Java notification from PTC. https://www.ptc.com/en/support/alerts/oracle_java_se_support_alert Oracle wants to be p...
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018 at 9:01 AM
Java keystore performance bugs
PTC tries to keep up with Oracle’s Java security patches but Oracle doesn’t make it easy.  Oracle recently decided it was time to make changes to the Java k...
Sun, 6 Jan, 2019 at 3:06 PM
Modify Encryption Key Length
In Windchill 11.x, PTC recommends changing Java encryption key length to unlimited.  Their directions found in the help system are little more than an overv...
Sun, 6 Jan, 2019 at 3:41 PM
Configuring Anti-virus for PTC Products Performance
Anti-virus is an essential security tool for companies of all sizes.  We strongly advocate using the corporate chosen anti-virus solution on all computers h...
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019 at 11:58 PM
Setting Up Java for Windchill 11.2 Installations
PTC is no longer allowed to ship Oracle's Java with Windchill 11.2 and they have not transferred to the OpenJDK yet (hopefully by Windchill 12.0).  So ...
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019 at 8:14 AM