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Auto Update

997862 Member Posts: 1
edited Jun 15, 2013 4:55PM in Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

We have a requirement to use J 6_35 in our office environment however im having issues on Windows 7 machines whereby the auto-update cant be turned off. Installing the 32bit version shows me the update tab in the control panel but auto-update re-enables itself as soon as you close the control panel. I have some machines with 32+64bit version and there is no update tab in the control panel but it still offers the J7_17 update constantly.

Am i missing something or is Java7_17 forced regardless of settings now?


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    1003714 Member Posts: 13

    First of all 64-bit builds of Java do no have the auto-update feature. So you should only have to worry about Java using 32-bit (x86). You can turn off the AU a number of ways. Create a file called "Java Policy - Disable Auto Updates.reg" and paste the following text into it.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]

    Then if you have a batch file you use to install Java on the workstation then just add the following lines to the batch file:

    XCOPY "\\\Java_Updates\*.reg" "C:\Java_Updates\" /E /Y /V /I /Q /R
    CD "C:\Java_Updates\"
    RegEdit /s "Java Policy - Disable Auto Updates.reg"

    You can also look up what's called a file (or d.p). It usually goes into "C:\Windows\Sun\Java\Deployment" and you can list different properties that you'd see in the control panel. Then you can set the default values and/or lock that property so users cannot change them. Keep in mind that this d.p file is mostly broken in some of the latest builds of v7.

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