Have you installed Alfresco community 4.2.f (or some other version) and try to run it manually by running startup.bat? Do you only get a prompt window flashing up and then dying? Here’s the solution if you don’t want to run Alfresco as a Windows service.
The problem is in the out-of-the-box setenv.bat. A fresh install will have the following line set:
set JAVA_OPTS=++JvmOptions=”-XX:-DisableExplicitGC” ++JvmOptions=”-XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize=128m” –JvmMs 128 –JvmMx 768 ++JvmOptions=”-XX:MaxPermSize=256M” %JAVA_OPTS%
This is not compatible for some reason when you run startup.bat manually. Change the syntax to the following instead and it will work:
set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Xms128m -Xmx768m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -XX:-DisableExplicitGC -XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize=128m