1) If you start JBoss externally, does it start any faster? MyEclipse uses the same libraries and routines to start the server, so unless there’s a bug here, the timing should be similar.
2) What version of MyEclipse are you using, and what version of JBoss AS are you deploying to?
3) Is there a difference in startup time if no application is deployed to the server – does the startup time seem acceptable then?
4) An antivirus could definitely play a major role in slowdowns of this nature. If you have a corporate A/V, I’m assuming Windows Defender is turned off, but please see: https://www.genuitec.com/stop-slow-eclipse-myeclipse-startups/ on how it can impact performance. If you do have a corporate A/V, is it possible to turn it off entirely to test (sometimes exclusion rules don’t really work as well, or can be misconfigured, resulting in an incorrect diagnosis of what is causing the slowdown)
Thank you Brian, I already checked Windows Defender. It didn’t cause the problems. I tracked the problem down to Conpal LAN Crypt. I have no information what it does internally, but these are the startup times:
* Conpal LAN Crypt uninstalled: 40 seconds
* Conpal LAN Crypt installed, not active: 80 seconds
* Conpal LAN Crypt installed, active: 2 Minutes
It should only access the network folders, but apparently it has some influence even if MyEclipse and JBoss run on the local drive.