Deploy Java 8 and up with Group Policy

Posted on 2014-10-25
Last Modified: 2014-10-30
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,, exclusions.sites file to the clients but i noticed on the 64bit machines it only pushes java 32 bit.
Question by:noclav
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by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 40404330
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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ID: 40404358
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



Here is the site im trying to get to load without any prompts.

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noclav earned 0 total points
ID: 40404413
i deployed java 7 build 71 and changed from this


to this


and seems to be working now.

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ID: 40412785
Found the fix myself

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