Windows: Cisco ASDM ‘This app can’t run on your PC’

‘This app can’t run on your PC’ KB ID 0001574


Whys isn’t Java dead yet? ūüôĀ Anyway, I tried to connect to a clients ASDM today, and from my Windows 10 machine, I got the following error;

Windows 11

ASDM This App Can't Run on Your PC

Windows 10

ASDM This App cant Run on your PC

This app can’t run on your PC
To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher.

‘This app can’t run on your PC’ Solution

Make sure you have installed Java ( and also make sure you are using an Intel (Not ARM based processor)

ARM Based Windows Processor

If you are launching straight for the desktop open the¬†properties of the ASDM shortcut, and look at the ‘Target‘ value.

ASDM Target

Change it to;

C:\Windows\system32\wscript.exe invisible.vbs run.bat

Apply > OK.

Fix ASDM Target

Try again.

If you are launching from the ‘Start Menu’ Open the file location of the shortcut;

Windows 11

Windows 11 Open File Location

Windows 10


ASDM Can run on this PC

And change the target to¬†“C:\Windows\system32\wscript.exe invisible.vbs run.bat“. > Apply > OK.

ASDM Can run on this PC Path

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Author: PeteLong

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  1. Great article, had this issue for a few days after new download

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  2. thank you very much partner, you are an excellent professional I thank you for this contribution that helped a lot

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  3. Thank you. It worked for me

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  4. Thank you very much.
    I have accessed ASDM. I spend a day to access it…
    I thank you again.

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  5. Great, thank you very much managed to get in with this trick.

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  6. Thanks for this – solved my problem

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  7. Thanks and good info. There’s a new wrinkle, I get error message “can’t find invisible.vbs after the fix above, I have to copy wscript.exe from c:windowssystem32 into the folder C:Program Files (x86)Cisco SystemsASDM.

    The whole path is then:
    “C:Program Files (x86)Cisco SystemsASDMwscript.exe” invisible.vbs run.bat

    Don’t forget the quotes.

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