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deployment.config and deployment.properties

10/02/2013 10660 views

I have followed the instructions at http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/jweb/properties.html in regards to setting up deployment.config and deployment.properties files and I can't manage to get them to work. I've put the deployment.config file in C:\Windows\Sun\Java\Deployment and pointed it at the deployment.properties file in the exact same folder. When I look at the java control panel though, none of my settings are being applied from the deployment.properties file. This is on Win7 enterprise x86. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • My deployment.config file reads like the below, except I have mandatory=true in my settings. Inside the .properties file I have the following lines:


    I don't actually care about the shortcut, but that gives me an easy place to check if the settings have been applied, however when I open the java control panel the shortcut is set to "prompt user if hinted" which is the program default.
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  • I have used this in the past because one of our java based apps required some special settings. So now our computers have deployment.system.config & deployment.properties in c:\windows\sun\java\deployment .

    That application no longer needs those. I was thinking I would delete those files but not sure it is would be a problem with install 8 u 25

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Per the oracle documentation for Java Config and Properties files the path for local files is.  I had the same problem until I read the documentation a bit closer.

Answered 08/05/2014 by: Trinity
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Try this for your deployment.config file...


If it's still not working, maybe there is an error in your .properties file. Can you post what's in there?



Answered 10/03/2013 by: SDNBTP
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  • I added comments above with the requested information. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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