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Welcome to this edition of "In the Admin Corner," a new monthly column devoted to the administration, configuration, management, and deployment aspects of WebLogic Server. The goal of this column is to provide you with a closer look at the nondevelopment issues of J2EE that are commonly encountered when working with WLS. Developers and administrators alike will find this column to be of value, as the material applies to both the development and production ends of the application spectrum. Furthermore, this feature draws heavily upon experiences from both the field and the engineering lab, providing detailed answers to real-world problems that go beyond the hand-waving solutions of corridor conversations and whiteboard sessions. The Need for JSP Precompilation This month's article looks at removing a potential system performance bottleneck by addressing one of the mo... (more)

Recovering from an Invalid System Password

You might not want to admit it, but have you ever lost or forgotten the password for the system user within WebLogic Server (WLS) 6.1? Or worse yet, accidentally deleted the fileRealm. properties or SerializedSystemIni.dat files? If so, you know the consequence - failure to produce a valid system password at server startup prevents the server instance from booting. This article shows you how to recover from this type of situation, keeping production downtime to a minimum. Losing the System Password As most administrators know, system password management within the production en... (more)