SCCM 2007 - Best way to deal with Java updates

Hi all,

I am new to SCCM and have a question as to the best way to deal with sofware updates.

For example, I would like to update the version of Java that I currently have advertised/deployed around my site.

How do I update this version?  Doe I edit the existing advertisement/package?  Or do I create a new package with the latest version?

How does SCCM handle the uninstalling of the software before updating with the newer version?

Thanks all
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merowingerCommented:
Good way to update products like Java and Adobe via SCCM is to use the System Center Update Publisher (Freeware) in combination with SCCM (WSUS).
So you can use the advantages of SCCM to deploy often occuring updates
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb531022.aspx
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stalbansschoolAuthor Commented:
ok thats great, I will look into that.

But what about other software which is not 'standard'
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merowingerCommented:
If you collect the deployed Appliation Version via SCCM inventory, you can build collections containing all clients which do not have the new version or any old version of an application. Based on this Collection i would create a "Update Package" to refresh all existing installations and a "Full Package" which just installs the Application in the current version
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stalbansschoolAuthor Commented:
That seems really over complitcated for our situation, is there no simple way to 'update' a package with a newer version?
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merowingerCommented:
Yes you can surely just update a package with new sources, but that will not update your already installed applications on the clients...just the new one
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stalbansschoolAuthor Commented:
OK, thanks for your help
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stalbansschoolAuthor Commented:
very useful link, thank you
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