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  • Use the Kettle.exe file that is shipped with 3.2.x versions.
  • Wiki Markup\[Tim added this, but the spoon.jar (referenced in the spoon2000.bat) is missing: Try the bat file found in the attachments of this page.    This was verified as working on windows 2000 and JDK 1.5.0_07.\]
  • Delete a number of unused drivers in libext/JDBC and then try again.
  • Or rename your directories to a shorter name.
  • Or copy the Windows XP cmd.exe to Windows 2000. The limit is hard coded and hence the prompt from XP brings it and works in Windows 2000.


Another problem in such old systems can be: you have a too old Internet Explorer that is used to display our welcome page. When you experience a problem that Spoon starts but crashed without a warning than this can be the issue. Update your Internet Explorer to at least Version 6, see:

Wiki MarkupLast but not least since upcoming 3.1: When you get an error like "org.eclipse.swt.SWTException: Unable to load graphics library \ [GDI\+ is required\] (java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError)" download the [GDI\+|] redistributeable from here []. When you trust, you can only download gdiplus.dll e.g. from[] and copy into Windows / System32.

Pentaho Data Integration 4.x