Resolving Errorlevel=2 in JMeter Non-GUI Mode

Resolving Errorlevel=2 in JMeter Non-GUI Mode

3 July 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment QA

Executing JMeter from the command line in non-GUI mode can sometimes lead to an errorlevel=2 error message. This article provides a step-by-step guide to troubleshoot and resolve this issue effectively.

Understanding the Issue

When running JMeter in non-GUI mode using the following command:

jmeter -n -t [jmx file] -l [jtl file]

You may encounter the errorlevel=2 error message. This issue persists even if JMeter works perfectly in GUI mode and Java is installed correctly on your system.


The root cause of this problem is often related to the findstr command in the jmeter.bat file. Follow these steps to fix the issue:

  1. Right-click on “My Computer” or “This PC” on your desktop and select “Properties”.
  2. In Windows 8 and above, select “Advanced System Properties”.
  3. Click on “Environment Variables”.
  4. Find the “Path” variable and set it to C:\WINDOWS\system32.
  5. If the “Path” variable is already set for another path, append a semi-colon (;) at the end, add C:\WINDOWS\system32, and save it.

Restart your command prompt and run your JMeter test again. This should resolve the errorlevel=2 issue.

Additional Resources

For more detailed instructions on setting environment variables, you can refer to our Advanced Configuration guide. Additionally, you may find our Choosing the Right Testing Framework for C# Web Applications and Effective Strategies for Managing Large Sets of Test Cases articles helpful.

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By following the steps outlined above, you should be able to resolve the errorlevel=2 issue and streamline your JMeter testing processes. Happy testing!

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