Confluence throws java.lang.RuntimeException: unexpected setup type when clicking Next on installer

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Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.


When using Internet Explorer, the first page of the installer doesn't allow you to select either Trial Installation or Production Installation, but Next is clickable. When you click Next, Confluence throws java.lang.RuntimeException: unexpected setup type error.



  • Internet Explorer

Diagnostic Steps

  • In Internet Explorer go to Internet Options > Security, confirm Internet zone is set to High.

    Internet Options


Internet Explorer with High security settings will disable JavaScript.


  1. Go to Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options

  2. Go to Security Tab
  3. Click Default level or select Medium High if default is High
Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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