KACE not updating Java Development Kit
I've got a few users who have Java Development Kit installed, but KACE isn't updating the software. When I look in the Security Catalog, I see
Oracle Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 Update 151 (8.0.1510.12) (Full Install) for Windows
Oracle Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 9.0.1 (Full Install) for Windows
Both have a release date of 10/17/2017, but the status of them is Disabled (there are 17 versions of JDK in the Catalog, and they're all Disabled). When I try to change the status to Active, I get the message
Status not changed as one or more patch selected is in disabled state.
Is there a reason why they're disabled, rather than Inactive (or Active)? Is there a known issue where installing these on top of an old version will break something? Is there a reasonable way to get this working?
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Posted by: RichB 2 years ago
We have "All Types" of Application Patches enabled which includes "Software Installers" so we have Java SDK as an inactive patch. I recommend un-checking the setting "Activate New Patches" under Security / Patch Management / Patch Status to keep new patches from automatically pushing and then manually enable them as desired. We use the full installers to get initial installs and then use patching to keep these titles installed and up to date:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
- Adobe Flash Player
- Adobe Shockwave Player
- Apple iTunes
- Oracle Java Run-time Edition