GPO to ignore software upate

Hi
We have couple of legacy software which runs on old java environment and few other old software architechture ..(example.. few ms update )

so when there is any update of those software the program breaks.. and i need to uninstall those updates then it works fine ..

is there any way to create a GPO rule that when there is any java update, it will not ask for update or those update will not apply to those group of computer ..

thanks for your help
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fosiul01Asked:
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TomislavjSystem AdminCommented:
did you disabled auto-update in java? how does this computers updateing?
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fosiul01Author Commented:
i dont think in java there is any option in java..
also few other programs aswell i need to stop updating ..
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
There is no GPO to just say "Dont update my programms"!

You need to be explicit. say EXACTLY what you do not want updated.

And yes, java does allow you to turn off updates.

Control panel, Jave, Update tab, untick check for updates automatically.
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
http://www.itninja.com/software/sun-microsystems-inc/java-runtime-environment-update-6/1-7281

That is a link that shows how to deploy java without updates.

You could also remove the administrative rights of the users.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
there is an exe that is placed in your startup folder that runs the Java auto update.
Remove that exe you should be fine.
There also is a registry setting also.

http://sgwindowsgroup.org/blogs/panda/archive/2010/05/14/disable-java-auto-update-through-gpo.aspx
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TomislavjSystem AdminCommented:
then update these computers from WSUS so you can control which updates will be applied
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
@tomislavj

I do not think there are java package for WSUS.
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TomislavjSystem AdminCommented:
@ yo_bee

that is correct, I was referencing to fosiul01 sentence "also few other programs aswell i need to stop updating ..", in combination with link You have posted
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Which ones?
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