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Trying to disable java auto updates using group policy - registry

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 http://sgwindowsgroup.org/blogs/panda/archive/2010/05/14/disable-java-auto-update-through-gpo.aspx 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.
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
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?
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GreyHippoAuthor Commented:
I am using a group policy preference not the script specified.

You are right it is found in the wow6432node section.

thanks
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
You are more than welcome - it's caught me out in the past so glad to help.
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