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Cannot connect to DTS or E-Learning sites

Post by jim_t » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:59 am

The most common cause for problems with DTS (Defense Travel System) or with the E-Learning sites will be due to a Java update issue.

Every time Java releases a new update, DTS stops working because the Java plugin is set to inactive when a new version is installed. DTS does not notify that Java is inactive, so you will have to activate it with these steps:
  • - Go to

    - Click "Verify Java Version".

    - Click on "Inactive Plug-in". This will bring up a couple of Java prompts. Choose "Allow" and "Run".

    - You should see a confirmation that Java is installed and up-to-date.
You should then be able to go back to DTS or the E-Learning site.

NOTE: Chrome no longer supports Java as of version 45.0.2454.85, which was released 9/1/15

Jim Thomas
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(With thanks to Luke Davis at the Naval Research Laboratory for providing the basis for these steps.)

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Re: Cannot connect to DTS or E-Learning sites

Post by Lobo » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:09 pm

WORDS from Gradkell Support (makers of DBsign)

Latest versions of Safari and OS X require a bit more configuration to make DBsign, Java, and the browser work happily with one another. We have a quick instructional video here:

That is part of a larger OS X support page with some other common issues. You can find that page here:

Remember you have to to the same thing at the LeaveWeb site, just reproduce the error and then set the Safari preferences again.

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