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Internet explorer - Choose java version

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Dear Experts,

We are experiencing some issues where some sites require different version of java.

Is there a convenient tool or way to choose which java version internet explorer runs for a particular site so that different java version can be used for those picky sites?
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If you have multiple versions installed on the client, I think you can change the preferred version from the Java applet in Control Panel.

I know with some websites, it will prompt you to download the correct version plug-in and restart, but that is a server-side trigger.
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Newer versions of java are backwards compatible. If a site is requiring an older version, it's probably to have access to a vulnerability, so I would recommend blocking those sites.
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If a site is requiring an older version, it's probably to have access to a vulnerability, so I would recommend blocking those sites.
That's an interesting point. Do you actually know and trust these people requesting insecure runtimes IATA-techops?

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Thank you for all the input. However, the reason for this is due to some banking sites that have not caught up with making their sites compatible with the latest java version so then we install a later version and it stops working and then we have to revert.

They are working on a fix but until then we have to use the older java version.
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What version does http://javatester.org/version.html say you need for the site[s] to work?

Also, you may be confused... possibly you're talking about sites that use javascript.
JavaScript is not Java. http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_javascript.xml
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What version does http://javatester.org/version.html say you need for the site[s] to work?

I might have missed something Darr247, but surely your linked app will only tell you which version you have got?
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Right... you go there with the computer that has the older version installed and run it to see what version IT detects. It *is* possible to have 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 all installed on the same computer.

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