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Eliminate java update prompts

07/25/2013 3594 views

Is there any way to eliminate java update prompts?  When the java updater checks, the end users will see a certificate verification failure, they can click Yes to proceed (if they do, they get a prompt to update java), No or view details.  The details has to do with crl.usertrust.org.


Anyway we want to eliminate these prompts once and for all.  Any ideas how to go about doing this?

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You can also disable Java updates through the registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]

"EnableJavaUpdate" set to 0

Answered 07/26/2013 by: nheyne
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  • That's for a 64-bit machine, for 32-bit it's [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
  • Thank you. Our sysprep image is already up on WDS server, so I am importing these registry keys using ScriptLogic Desktop Authority.
  • We're fighting the same Java update battle right now. This is probably overkill but I went into the registry and zeroed out ever numerical entry in that particular key just to make absolutely sure that it doesn't ever check in in any capacity.
    • That's one way to shotgun it! When you set EnableJavaUpdate to 0, it removes the updates tab from the properties page, so you can't even run an update manually.

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I create syspreped masters and I use msconfig prior to syspreping the image and uncheck the "Java Platform SE Auto Updater" in startup.

Answered 07/25/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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