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Deploy Java 8 and up with Group Policy

Posted on 2014-10-25
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Does Anyone push out Java 8 with Group Policy. I have a school who needs to access a site that uses Check Point Software which that needs java to check if you antivirus is updated and your java is updated. I managed to setup a GPO that pushes java and the deployment.conf, deployment.properties, exclusions.sites file to the clients but i noticed on the 64bit machines it only pushes java 32 bit.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Java 64bit is a different MSI and therefore must be deployed as a separate package. With that said, the 32bit version is usually sufficient for most deployments. IE10 and 11 will dynamically decide to run 32-bit versions of themselves if the web page requests a 32-but add-on such as Java.  Other browsers handle plugins in their own fashion. I'd only deploy Java 64bit if the vendor specifically needs it for memory-intensive applications.
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by:noclav
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You are correct i just didnt understand why i was getting an error on firefox and chrome. Here is a copy of my java configs that are pushed to the workstations

deployment.config
deployment.system.config=file\:%windir%\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties
deployment.system.config.mandatory=true

deployment.properties
#deployment.properties
deployment.user.security.exception.sites=c\:/Windows/Sun/Java/Deployment/exception.sites
deployment.security.level=HIGH
deployment.security.level.locked
deployment.security.askgrantdialog.notinca=true
deployment.security.askgrantdialog.notinca.locked
deployment.security.notinca.warning=true
deployment.security.notinca.warning.locked
deployment.webjava.enabled=true
deployment.insecure.jres=ALWAYS
deployment.security.revocation.check=NO_CHECK

exception.sites
https://portal.connect.cps.edu

Here is the site im trying to get to load without any prompts.
https://portal.connect.cps.edu/Login/Login
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i deployed java 7 build 71 and changed from this

deployment.config
deployment.system.config=file\:%windir%\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties
deployment.system.config.mandatory=true

to this

deployment.config
deployment.system.config=file\://c\:/windows/sun/java/deployment/deployment.properties
deployment.system.config.mandatory=true

and seems to be working now.
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by:noclav
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Found the fix myself
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