Cisco ASDM not launching after updating ASDM


This is a workaround for the issue where Cisco ASDM does not launch after updating ASDM.


  1. Create a new PowerShell entry.
    PowerShell entry
    PowerShell entry
  2. In the Command field, enter Start-Process "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco Systems\ASDM\jre\bin\javaw.exe".
  3. In the Arguments field, enter -ArgumentList "-Xms64m -Xmx512m -Dsun.swing.enableImprovedDragGesture=true -classpath lzma.jar;jploader.jar;asdm-launcher.jar;retroweaver-rt-2.0.jar cert.PEM".
  4. Check the Change default working directory option.
  5. Set the path to C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco System\ASDM.
  6. Go to the Host and Credentials tab.
  7. Input the Host and credentials.
  8. Go to ConnectionEvents, then the After Open tab.
    After Open tab
    After Open tab
  9. Under the After open - Macro section, input $HOST${TAB}$USERNAME${TAB} into the Typing macro field.

The password parameter $PASSWORD${ENTER} is optional. If used, it also needs to be configured correctly under SecuritySecurity Settings.

  1. Click OK to close the window and create the entry.