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    last version of java 7 i tried failed to work as anyone but admin and even as admin came up with annoying "do you want to do this" boxes so ive rolled back to j7u11 iirc as that works without nagging

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke5A View Post
    No uninstall issues? I tried deploying the Java MSI via GPO and it would work on some and bomb on others. What would happen is the uninstall of the previous version would break and wouldn't update after that. The only surefire way I've seen to silently remove Java via script consistently was that VBS script MS put together.
    Just checked SCCM and I'm showing 98.8% compliance site wide - so nope no issues Didn't have any issues in the testing phase as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    last version of java 7 i tried failed to work as anyone but admin and even as admin came up with annoying "do you want to do this" boxes so ive rolled back to j7u11 iirc as that works without nagging
    Was that deployed using MSI/Group Policy with the transforms to remove all the update/nag screens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Was that deployed using MSI/Group Policy with the transforms to remove all the update/nag screens?
    yes same settings ive used for ages

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Been testing Java 7 Update 21 using the same setup as in the guides and all seems to be working with no issues.
    Out of interest, do you do anything to disable or minimize the number of security and update warnings? It appears that setting the usual properties (AUTOUPDATECHECK, JAVAUPDATE and JU) in the MSI is no longer sufficient. Users will eventually get prompted to update.


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    Hate to say it but I haven't seen/had reported any of the insecure version - will keep an eye out though.

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    Those java pop ups are a pain, any way to remove them ?

    Our finance system runs on Java. So they will complain about the pop ups.

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    The first dialog in the screenshots above ("Your Java version is insecure") should only be shown when you have a Java version that isn't the current one. The only way to get rid of that is to be running the latest version.

    The others can be toned down by altering the deployment.security.level, which can be done via a variety of methods (personally I use a deployment.properties file). I set ours to MEDIUM which doesn't eliminate them in all circumstances, but in my opinion is a decent trade-off between security and usability, and was the default setting before 7u11. You need to be pretty sure that you have a secure desktop environment* to consider doing this. I certainly wouldn't do it if anyone was routinely running with admin rights, for example.

    I would also not recommend setting it any lower than this on any machine that has access to the Internet.

    (* Yes, I'm aware that "secure desktop environment" and having the Java plugin installed is something of a contradiction)
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    Looks like I need to update the guides a bit more to include these extra bits

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