ITS at The University of Western Ontario

Western Directory Coordinators Application

Prerequisite: Download and Install Java

The remote applications listed on this page are invoked via the Java Network Launching Protocol and require the Sun WebStart client distributed in the Java Runtime Edition (JRE). The latest production release of the JRE are available at:


Once the JRE is installed it will be possible to launch remote web applications from this page. It may be necessary to create an association in your browser between the jnlp file types linked below and the Java Web Start application in the JRE. The Web Start application can be found on a path something like:

C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\javaws\javaws.exe

In my browser preferences, the following MIME type value seems to work well for the .jnlp extensions of the web resources Web Start reads:


Available Applications

Click application to launch. If required it will be downloaded to local cache. Note the first time launched you will be asked to trust the uwo test signature. This is required as the application needs rights to connect to the required remote servers.

Application Resync

Clear Local Application Cache

Check For Hung JavaWebStart Applications