Software Deployment Question

Java 7 upd 15 x86 missing update tab

02/20/2013 8078 views

I just installed Java 7 update 15, 32bit to start working on a MSI for deployment.  In the javacpl, there is no tab or setting refering to updates.  Is anyone else missing this tab?  Any idea how to verify that it will not autoupdate or prompt to update? 

I could not find any info on the missing tab even in the release notes.  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u15-relnotes-1907738.html 

The installer was straight from the Java website offline ver.


0 Comments   [ + ] Show comments


Community Chosen Answer


I installed via msi as well however I used two options to attempy shushing it.  I understand that despite turning it off, the Java Control Panel will still show it enabled.

My cmd line is this:

msiexec /i jre1.7.0_15.msi /qn AUTOUPDATECHECK=0 IEXPLORER=1 JAVAUPDATE=0 JU=0 MOZILLA=1

I haven't seen the AUTOUPDATECHECK actually work but doesn't hurt to say it there too.

But a second task I run is:

Delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run!SunJavaUpdateSched from the registry.

This simply keeps it from starting on boot.

Answered 02/21/2013 by: worzie
Third Degree Brown Belt

All Answers


Please Check in Regedit, by any chance updates are disabled?

Answered 02/21/2013 by: removedbyuser85960
Green Belt


I created the MSI to supress it but since the tab is missing, I do not know a good way to verify that the changes took.  When I look in the registry, hkey_cur_user\software\Javasoft\java update\policy\javaFX here are the settings.  I'm assuming this is the correct location.

Update Schedule--> 14

Answered 02/22/2013 by: JonE_Sysadmin
White Belt

  • If you disable the update feature then it'll show.

I have these to commands in a batch file.

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy" /v EnableJavaUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v SunJavaUpdateSched /f

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy" /v EnableJavaUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Answered 03/25/2013 by: jfrasier
7th Degree Black Belt


It looks like when I uninstalled a customized java 6 which removed the update tab and then installed a non customized ver 7up15, it retained the removal of the update tab. 

Does anyone know the specific registry keys that the following msi settings change so I can verify that updates have been disabed?

Propertyàautoupdatecheckà0= disable updates/update notification
Propertyàjavaupdateà0 =disable updates/update notification
Propertyàjuà0= disable updates/update notification




Answered 02/25/2013 by: JonE_Sysadmin
White Belt

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site and/or clicking the "Accept" button you are providing consent Quest Software and its affiliates do NOT sell the Personal Data you provide to us either when you register on our websites or when you do business with us. For more information about our Privacy Policy and our data protection efforts, please visit GDPR-HQ