I'm going to be deploying a Group Policy Preference item to disable the Java Auto Updates feature throughout my enterprise. I've found that this can be done by creating a DWORD registry value at HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Jav
a Update\Policy named "EnableJavaUpdate", with a value of 0.
That's great, and it takes away the "Update" tab in the Java UI under Control Panel. However, under Advanced options, which every user still has access to, there is a feature labeled "JRE Auto-Download". What is this and how does it differ from Java Auto Updates?
This option does not get changed when I set the registry value I mentioned above. I'm wondering what the difference is and if both need to be set in order to stop Java from updating itself.
See the following screenshot for details: