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    Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Transition Guide for IT Professionals

    This guide provides instructions for evaluating MSJVM dependencies in existing applications and planning and implementing the applications' transition to alternative environments.
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      MSJVM Transition Guide for IT

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        As a result of the January 2001 settlement of a dispute over Microsoft’s distribution of its Java implementation, Microsoft has been phasing out the Microsoft Virtual Machine for Java (MSJVM) in its products.

        This guide outlines how to migrate to alternative environments, including both Microsoft-supported and non-Microsoft options. It provides step-by-step instructions for evaluating, planning, and transitioning existing applications, and describes a number of strategies to achieve independence from MSJVM. The evaluating discussion covers using the Microsoft JVM diagnostic tool to assess the current situation.

        This guide supplements another Microsoft guide, Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Transition Guide for Developers, which has low level information on tools and alternative technologies. Topics include:
        • Assessment and planning
        • The Microsoft Java VM diagnostic tool
        • Available transition options
        • Locking down security
        • The MSJVM removal tool
        • Switching to another JRE

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      Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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