Error occurred during initialization of VM

Document ID : KB000119966
Last Modified Date : 05/11/2018
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Issue:
When launching smconsole, the following is seen:

Error occurred during initialization of VM
java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/Object
Environment:
OS: Any
Single Sign On version: any
Resolution:
The error:

Error occurred during initialization of VM
java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/Object

Indicates that the java virtual machine is not able to initialize, it has not reached the point of running any single sign on code yet.  This is due to the java installation being corrupt.  Please remove, and install java again to resolve the error.