Cisco ASDM unable to launch 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 Connection – Events, 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 Security – Security Settings.

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