“Whenever I run the ‘SDK Manager.exe’ I can see the command prompt window appear for a second but then it vanishes.”
You need to add another environment variable.
Right click My Computer > Properties > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables.
Then under the System Variables dialogue click New… As you can see from the image below, set the Variable name to JAVA_HOME and then for the Variable value put the location of where your Java install is:
In my case C:|Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.9_15
Make sure your
java\bindirectory is in your path statement before the
windows\system32directory. The SDK Manager uses java and it was finding the one in the system32 folder.
In a CMD window, you can run ‘
where java‘. Don’t forget to restart your CMD after changing the path variable for checking.
Now when you run SDK Manager.exe (you need to wait a few seconds) you should see:
Also thanks go to Kevin’s post at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5199811/android-sdk-manager-wont-open for his information.