Hello All, 

Has anyone tried running ARIS on Windows 7 or Windows 8? 

We are running ARIS7.1 but it does not load on Windows 7 and 8 so we have to require our users to run ARIS thru Citrix as a workaround.

Would anyone know the solution for this? 


Thanks, Paula 

by Frank Weyand
Posted on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 08:56

Hi Paula,

for sure ARIS runs on Windows 7 or 8.

What JRE are you using? This is by far more important then the operation system.

Could you give us more information what the problem actually is? Error logs etc...



by Paula De Guzman Author
Posted on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 09:56
Hi Frank,    Thank you for your reponse. Right now, in order to run ARIS on a Windows Vista machine, the java versions installed and running should be    java1.4.2_17 & java 1.6.0_12.    Using any other version will cause issues such as, the ARIS application will not load at all, or reports cannot run.    The issue we have for Windows 7 and 8 is that after clicking on the database, nothing happens. no errors are shown, it's just it will not load at all.    What java versions should we be using for windows 7 & 8? do we need to upgrade to a more recent ARIS version? We are currently running ARIS7.1. It is hosted on an application server and users access the application thru web. It is not directly installed in each user machine.    Thanks a lot and looking forward to hearing from you.   Thanks, Paula  
by Frank Weyand
Posted on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:35


the reason why I referred to the Java version was a changed behavior in the JRE. If the JRE is installed in a path containing blanks (such as "C:\Program Files\Java" etc), the download client did not start. We released a hotfix for that.

I just wanted to make sure, that this is not the case.

> do we need to upgrade to a more recent ARIS version?

Depends... I still cannot foreclose that the described behavior is the case here.

Could you switch on the java console (system panel -> java) to get more information?



by Sylvain Go
Posted on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:13


We've recently gone thru Win XP to Win 7 in our organization (without changing Aris 7.1 version). According to Frank replies, yes, the main thing is to manage well your client JVM configuration.

Best regards,

by Andreas Schmidt
Posted on Sun, 12/22/2013 - 23:56

Dear ARIS experts,

nothing happens when clicking on "ARIS Platform installieren" with "start.exe" (current  Business Architect academic release).


- Win 8.1, 64 bit

- Java JRE 7, Update 45 (latest release)

Best regards

Andreas Schmidt


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