Disable Java VM vs Disable Java JRE Auto Download

Posted on 2011-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I was able to disable Java Auto-Update by using the method that posted in here. However, I do have a question.

I checked JAVA Control Panel, under The ADVANCE option, -----> JRE Auto Update marked as "Always auto-download"

Now, we are planning to deploy 60 computers with "NO" updates in any computers. What we had done is disabled Java Auto Update by using:


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And it worked like charm.

To disable Auto JRE-AUTO Download, Do I have perform another task? If I do, I preferred to use reg. unpack method, but I also open for another option as well.

Please advice,

Question by:walterog

    Author Comment


    Auto update is disable for JAVA VM but why Java RE "Option to download box" still appears at JAVA Control panel?
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    by:Jackie Man
    According to objects, it say:-

    "Auto Updates enables Java to regularily check for the latest version of java and install the latest version when it becomes available.

    Java in the browser also has the ability to request what version of Java it needs to run. If the required version of java is not available the setting "Always Auto-download" enables the browser to download and install a new JRE (so you end up with multiple versions installed)

    Some background on setting these options here "

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    by:Jackie Man
    "To disable Auto JRE-AUTO Download, Do I have perform another task? If I do, I preferred to use reg. unpack method, but I also open for another option as well." <- I think that you need to run a batch file to replace a file called "" at the location below.

    C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment

    The new "" file should read like the one below:-

    #Mon Apr 25 20:25:24 CST 2011
    deployment.browser.path=C\:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe
    #Java Deployment jre's
    #Mon Apr 25 20:25:24 CST 2011
    deployment.javaws.jre.0.path=C\:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre6\\bin\\javaw.exe

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    The above code is just an example. You should open and edit your own "" file and add deployment.javaws.autodownload=NEVER after

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    The content of the batch file shall read as follows:-

    replace c:\temp\ "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment"

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    where the new "" file is stored in c:\temp

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    For future reference, anyone that have planning to do this in Window 7 64bits environment, the "" file can be found here.

    "" file in in

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    by:Jackie Man
    Glad to know that you have solved the problem and thanks for giving the info for windows 7 64 bit.

    I have access to 32 bit OS only and cannot provide the info that you got.


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