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Disable Automatic updates in JRE 6

Created: 11 Sep 2009 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 10 comments

Hi Packagers,

I'm packaging JavaRuntimeEnvironment 6 application and I want to disable the Automatic Updates on the control panel applet of JAVA. I've tried several ways.. but still i dint get the exact solution for it.

Could anybody help???

LGR

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EdT's picture

Have you thought about using the search engine instead of expecting other forums members to jump to your service "at the earliest".

The solution is in the blogs forum. I have included the link below in case you don't know how to use a search engine.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/turn-auto-update-sun-java-runtime

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LOGRM's picture

I've tried that... but it removes the entire Update tab. Can't we just disable the checkbox... ? I'm expecting that output. But no luck:-(.
Could you clarify me if it is possible to just uncheck (disable) the auto update in the control panel applet of JAVA?

LGR

LOGRM's picture

Using the script in your Forum, it entirely removes the Update tab (Since JavaUpdate is set to 0). But in the Advanced tab of the java control panel applet under the option
"Download JRE automatically", it shows "Always download Automatically".

Hence I'm confused.... if it is still ENABLED...?

Could you help EdT?

LGR

EdT's picture

If you don't want autoupdate, why do you need an updates tab at all?
The solution I posted was intended for corporates that manage application deployment centrally and don't want users messing with updates themselves.
You could try capturing the changes when you turn off the tickbox, or look on appdeploy.com for any other information on the Java runtime, but I have no further information on just turning off the tickbox.

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LOGRM's picture

Thanks for your suggession Edt... I'm searching for it for more than 2days:(
Hope will get a solution.

LGR

VBScab's picture

...done to death on AppDeploy. Search the 'Package Development' forum there.

As EdT says, in corporate situations, the Update tab is generally removed and the Control Panel applet is taken care of by disabling applets (or indeed, CP itself) via Group Policy, meaning that users have no access whatsoever to the update functionality.

Don't know why 'x' happened? Want to know why 'y' happened? Use ProcMon and it will tell you.
Think about using http://www.google.com before posting.

Munna's picture

Add the following Registry entries to the application

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
"EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:00000000
"EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:00000000

Thanks
Munna

EdT's picture

Munna...
Thats pretty much what my solution does.
However, does your solution leave the Update tab visible?

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Munna's picture

Long back done this and I used these two entries to disable the update.