Trying to disable java auto updates using group policy - registry

Posted on 2012-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-09-13
I have Java 7 Update 7 installed on client computers and I am trying to configure the computers so that auto update is turned off.  I followed the procedure at and I still do not see the key in the registry.  I have forced updates on both ends and I have tried on HKLM and HKCU.

What am I not seeing this registry edit?  I am testing it on a Windows 7 64bit computer.  My server is Windows Server 2008.
Question by:GreyHippo
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    I don't have Java installed on this, my x64 version of Windows 7 but I would say two things:

    One, rather than script, why not use a group policy preference? This allows you to update/create/delete registry keys per user or computer policy.

    In your policy editor, at the bottom, there is a preferences hive

    It also has the added advantage that it lets you browse to the key..which leads me to the second point...are you sure it doesn't exist in the software/wow6432node section?

    Author Comment

    I am using a group policy preference not the script specified.

    You are right it is found in the wow6432node section.

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    Expert Comment

    You are more than welcome - it's caught me out in the past so glad to help.

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