JBoss ON 3.3 server update fails on Windows with "Cannot open C:\opt\jboss\...\~4,2~6,2~2,2~8,2~10,2~12,2\..." due to JAVA_HOME containing spaces

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  • Unable to upgrade server
  • Error:

    'C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
  • Errors trying to apply update:

    A subdirectory or file C:\opt\jboss\on\jon-server-3.3.0.GA\..\rhq-agent\.patched\~4 already exists.
    Error occurred while processing: C:\opt\jboss\on\jon-server-3.3.0.GA\..\rhq-agent\.patched\~4.
    A subdirectory or file 2~6 already exists.
    Error occurred while processing: 2~6.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    FINDSTR: Cannot open C:\opt\jboss\on\jon-server-3.3.0.GA\.patched\~4,2~6,2~2,2~8,2~10,2~12,2\writable.log
    Access is denied.
  • Update attempts to create a new directory named .patched\~4,2~6,2~2,2~8,2~10,2~12,2

  • apply-updates fails if JAVA_HOME or RHQ_JAVA_HOME path contains spaces


  • Red Hat JBoss Operations Network (ON) 3.3.6, 3.3.7
  • Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Executing apply-updates.bat
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed in directory containing spaces such as C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_77

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