Don’t you just love it when you have a student/network engineers who start whining like an 8 year old kid just because Cisco Configuration Professional(CCP) isn’t working? Yes CCP is crap and it has issues with Internet Explorer besides as future Network Engineers I doubt if you’ll use CCP in the field. But anyway here are my tips on how to make CCP work with IE and everybody happy happy.
CCP Configuration Tip no. 0.1
You can run a java test (google java test) to see if you have the most up to date copy of java, meaning plug-ins and other stuff just to make CCP work.
CCP Configuration Tip no. 0.2
If your CCP is only display half of what its supposed to display, you can go to IE, press ALT (menu bar will appear), Click Tool > Compatibility View Settings > Add 127.0.0.1
CCP Configuration Tip no 1
1. Go to Control Panel -> Java
2. Click Java Tag -> View -> Under “Runtime Parameters” type “-Xmx256m -Dsun.java2d.d3d=false”
3. Click Advanced Tag -> untick Java Plug-in “Enable the next-generation Java Plug-in (requires browser restart)”
4. Install Flash Player in IE (CCP default setting is using IE)
5. Run CCP as Administrator
CCP Configuration Tip no. 2
1. Uninstalled all Cisco products CCP SDM ASDM and CCA
2. Uninstalled all Java versions, I found 4
3. Downloaded and Installed CCleaner did a clean of files and folders using the default settings (just press clean). I also did a Registry clean again using default settings. CCleaner also made a backup of the registry too just incase.
4. Rebooted PC and then searched though C:\ Drive in various folders looking for Java, Sun, and Oracle Folders and there where quite a few and deleted.
5. Ran CCleaner again (just folders)
6. Installed Java Off-line using the latest version. Then verified install on both firefox and ie10.
7. Download and Installed Java 1.6.0_17
8. Added loopback 127.0.0.1 to ie10 compatibilty settings
9. Unchecked the ”Enable the next-generation Java Plug-in” in the Java Control Panel.
10. Go to Java Control Panel select Java > View and edit the Runtime Parameter -Xmx512m and then uncheck the Enable for 1.7, click OK (see picture)
11. In the Java Control Panel go to Security > Edit Site List > Add > then enter inhttp://127.0.0.1:8600/ (see picture)
12. Installed CCP then ran as admin.
13. At this point Java box should pop up (select options as per pictures)
14. Discovered devices and then confirmed everything was ok by navigating through the menu’s.