I installed Cisco ASDM launcher Ver. 1.4(3) which is offered as a download when you try to login through the web interface of Cisco PIX devices. When you download and install the ASDM from the webpage your getting a local copy of the Java based gui for administering a Cisco PIX security appliance. The problem is after mine installed it would not start and throw up the error message:
Unable to find Java Runtime. Please download and install a Java runtime from Http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/resources/javaruntime.html
After searching and searching for this error I found nothing. I figured the program would read the system wide JAVA_HOME path to find Java. It was not that smart so I finally found out how to configure the program to point to my Java installation.
After doing that ASDM started right up.