When I open "Set Project Configuration" dropdown in the toolbar and click on "Customize" I then have no Remote Java SE platforms in the dropdown list named "Runtime Platform".
When I open the same dialog via File -> Project Properties menu, the drop down list of the platforms is populated.
I think 252299 reports the same behavior.
Product Version: NetBeans IDE 8.1 (Build 201510222201)
Updates: Updates available to version NetBeans 8.1 Patch 1
Java: 1.8.0_77; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 25.77-b03
Runtime: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.8.0_77-b03
Created attachment 161937 [details]
Drop down list when going via Customize
Created attachment 161938 [details]
Dropdown when going via File > Project Properties
Fixed jet-main 0b2193729c86
Increasing to P2 as the fix deserves to be in NB 8.2.
Integrated into 'main-silver', will be available in build *201609130002* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Tomas Zezula <email@example.com>
Log: #267912:Runtime Platform is not populated with Remote Java SE platforms
Transplanted into NB 8.2 2718409157f3