SonarQube Developper not starting after upgrading from 8.4.2 to 8.5.1


I’m trying to upgrade SonarQube Developper editon by following the general guidances.

But when starting SonarQube Windows service (Windows 2012R2), it crashes.
The log file show this error:

–> Wrapper Started as Service
Launching a JVM…
Wrapper (Version 3.2.3)
Copyright 1999-2006 Tanuki Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

WrapperSimpleApp: Encountered an error running main: java.util.ServiceConfigurationError: org.sonar.core.extension.CoreExtension: com.sonarsource.C.J not a subtype
java.util.ServiceConfigurationError: org.sonar.core.extension.CoreExtension: com.sonarsource.C.J not a subtype
at java.base/
at java.base/java.util.ServiceLoader$LazyClassPathLookupIterator.hasNextService(
at java.base/java.util.ServiceLoader$LazyClassPathLookupIterator.hasNext(
at java.base/java.util.ServiceLoader$2.hasNext(
at java.base/java.util.ServiceLoader$3.hasNext(
at org.sonar.core.extension.ServiceLoaderWrapper.load(
at org.sonar.core.extension.ServiceLoaderWrapper.load(
at org.sonar.process.ProcessProperties.loadDefaultsFromExtensions(
at org.sonar.process.ProcessProperties.defaults(
at org.sonar.process.ProcessProperties.completeDefaults(
at org.sonar.application.config.AppSettingsLoaderImpl.load(
at org.sonar.application.App.start(
at org.sonar.application.App.main(
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at java.base/
<-- Wrapper Stopped

The error is so generic I cannot figure out what’s wrong.
Can you help ?
Thanks in advance.

Hello @sebastien,
This log seems being from the sonar.log file, can you please have a look at the other files (es.log, web.log and ce.log) to see if something more meaningful can be found ?

Hello @Alexandre_Frigout,

I checked but we do not have any log (es.log, web.log and ce.log).

Best regards,