Advice on handling java updates for many clients with non-admin users

There are so many security issues with java and updates coming out 1 a week.
And some websites refuse to use java unless the latest version is installed.
What is the easiest way to roll out these updates?

Any comments or advice would be welcome.

Some have suggested deactivating java.

I have never mastered the art of deploying updates with group policy.
I send out updates using a tool called Batchpatch, and I have actually already sent out Java 7-25 with Batchpatch, but it takes time ......

How do others handle this java issue - EVERY WEEK??

I only have Server 2003 standard, not R2.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
NiniteOne - the PAID version of the program.  DIRT CHEAP - $20 per month for up to 100 machines.  $50 for up to 250 machines. It QUICKLY updates multiple systems and over 100 different programs including Java, Firefox, Chrome, Acrobat, and dozens of others.  It's scriptable - I create a script on my client's servers and have it run twice per week against all the machines in the domain.  I've stopped worrying about updates. HIGHLY recommend it.
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McKnifeCommented:
Hi.
> I have never mastered the art of deploying updates with group policy
Well, how can we then recommend anything here? Deploying java is the easiest possible task to do with group policy. Where did you run into problems? That would be your solution.
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Alistair7Author Commented:
I really like the look of NiniteOne. I might go for that.  Thanks LeeW.
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Alistair7Author Commented:
Many thanks to you both.
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