Oh Joy .. Another Java relase.. 7u13
Hoi fellow administrators of awsomness!
Let us all rejoice in the fact that there is yet another Java update, with all its flaws, bugs and problems.
I've been having a real problem deploying java to our 1200ish windows desktops via the Altiris 7.1 system since java 7.x came out.
I would like to open this thread to see if you guys have successfully managed to deploy it to a large group of windows machines, xp and win7, and how.
Here's how im "trying" to do it.. The thing is, it works for some, and not for others.
Extracting the .msi and .cab file from the .exe file and push it like i always do with msi files.
- Installing via msiexec tends to reboot the computers without warning.
Soulution -> msiexec.exe /i "jre1.7.0_13\jre1.7.0_13.msi" /qn ALLUSERS=2 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /log c:\java_7_u13.txt
Adding a switch I didnt know existed helped with that. REBOOT=ReallySuppress.
- Altiris shows "Succesfull" in the agent, and even in control panel -> Add remove programs, it says that the java 7u13 i installed.
However! (I love java ..) Its not actually installed... The Java Icon that should appear in control panel as java(32bit) isnt there. And if you start a webpage that requires java, it says "You need to install java..blabla"
Solution - > Can't frackin find one.
Making an exe installation with the exe file given.
Upload the exe file to new software, and run following command:
"jre-7u13-windows-i586.exe" /s IEXPLORER=1 MOZILLA=1 REBOOT=Suppress /L C:\Java_7_13.txt
Does get error 1619 on many of the computers, and some work on. Win7 and WinXp doesnt seem to matter.
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So, how do you guys deploy the "new and improved" Java ?
The hair on my back get stiff everytime i see a new java ...