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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 4, 2023

MQ9.3 Explorer Fix for non Administrator users

MQ Explorer 9.3 was giving a weird error message when run without run as Administrator....

So I wanted to get to the bottom of it, and decided to run the MQExplorer as an eclipse program running eclipsec

Promptly I was told that the jvm could not be created. So I copied the MQExplorer.ini to eclipse.ini and tried again.

This time I got a java stack trace telling me the cause was access denied on the following file:

<mqe installation path>\configuration\org.eclipse.osgi\.manager\.fileTableLock

Granting the Users group full access to the file solved my problem and I was able to start MQExplorer V9.3 without run as Administrator.


Idea priority Low
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    May 16, 2023

    This file is not present at install time, it is created after the fact at first startup, inheriting the permissions from the underlying directories. The fact that the file exists at all suggests that the user ran Explorer at least once as Administrator prior to trying to run it as a regular user. In general, the Program Files tends to be pretty locked down by Windows. This is not something we are likely to change in Explorer in the foreseeable timeframe. Therefore this item is being declined.

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