I cannot get Java to verify on 4 of my 6 Windows 10 VDIs or Virtual Desktops, VMWare 5.5

I have a tricky one here. I had a request to spin up 6 virtual desktops using Windows 10 and install
Chrome, Safari and Mozilla. This is in our VMware 5.5 environment. I thought this was going to be routine. I went to java.com and installed latest Java, I think it was 8 or 1.8, java versions and builds are confusing, but it was the latest. The first 2 machines went smooth, when I got to the 3rd machine it would not let me download and kept giving me errors. I used to offline installed and Java appeared to load on all 4 VDIs however, I could not get them to verify. It just hung on a gray screen. I checked programs and saw 2 older versions of Java. in the problem machines. I removed it and even uninstalled version 8 and tried to reinstall with no success. Technically I did my job. If you go to to the programs it appears Java 8 is installed, but if you run verify it just hangs and i am not comfortable releasing these VDIs in this condition.  With all the browsers loaded I made sure i was using Internet Explorer and checked all the IE settings and they appear to be the same on the machine that worked and the ones that did not. I am running out of Ideas. Any suggestions on what to check would be appreciated. AND how important is the verify? I am not sure what java is needed for, I just know these are test VDIs and they want to try all browsers for whatever they are developing.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Disable proxy, firewall and Antivirus settings and verify the status.
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arnoldCommented:
Please clarify verify?
Running
Java --version

Commonly the install adds the path and should work.
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CEHJCommented:
AND how important is the verify?
Not hugely. In order to verify it in the way that you tried, it needs to make a network connection. It can fail. 'arnold' actually showed you the best way to do it really. That would be at cmd.exe
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Note: Try with Internet Explorer browser.

Run Internet Explorer >> Manage add-ons >>  Check if Java is Enable.
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Also check:
Internet Explorer >> Tools >> Internet Options> Security, verify that Protected Mode is enabled.
Internet Explorer >> Tools >> Internet Options> Advanced> verify that enable Enhanced Protected Mode is checked.

Then run Java from control panel,  from security tab make sure to tick  Enable Java content ... checkbox.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
I am going through all your suggestions one at a time...first the Java -version
java version "1.8.0_151"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_151-b12)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.151-b12, mixed mode)
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arnoldCommented:
Java when installed includes the check for updates as part of the control panel java.cpl the image kindly provided by Ramin. It will check for newer versions, updates.

Note there are two version one 64bit and one 32bit. IE if you install the 64bit version, but the browser you use to verify is not the same bit version, it will not have access to the Java plugin and would not be able to verify version.
Most systems these days are 64 bit, but not all browsers are available in 64 bit.
To cover all, you may have to install bit versions 32 and 64 bit of Java.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
ok Thanks for all the info, I think I know what happened. I just found that the machines that could verify Java were not in the proper OU and protected by Windows Defender instead of our AV software. I just dropped them in the proper OU and expect them to have the same problem. Java does appear to be installed correctly. I still do not know how important Java is for this project but maybe we can make an exception in our AV software.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
checking the addins got me noticing our AV was not on the machines that worked. I checked their OU and found they were not set up properly...thanks
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
You're welcome and I'm glad we could help.
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