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27th November 2008, 12:05 PM #1
Deploy latest Java and Quicktime through GPO
Anybody got MSI's for the latest Java and quicktime software? Ive tried making my own but they wont install. Other MSI's deploy fine through group policys but these wont even give me the deploying managed software dialog. What am I doing wrong?
27th November 2008, 12:17 PM #2
Java is easy. Its own msi will do tbh with a transform.
Run the downloaded exe and do not click anything. Goto c:\Documents and settings\%username%\local settings\temp and you should find a msi in there.
Copy it and cancel the installer.
I have attached our mst we use for 1.6.0 update 6 but it should work with any version. It disabled tray icons and auto update mostly.
27th November 2008, 12:24 PM #3
You can download the full JRE install here:
Java SE Downloads
The one from Java.com will not work as a MSI.
27th November 2008, 01:29 PM #4
The QuickTime installer needs some slight editing in Orca to get it working for AD deployment. (Orca is a Microsoft tool but I've linked to a third party site here as Microsoft only distribute it as part of a much larger package).
The key problem is that the MSI supports multiple languages, and by default it tries Chinese when you deploy it, which will fail unless you have a Chinese language version of Windows installed. In order to stop this happening, I use Orca to edit the Summary Information (View menu > Summary Information) and edit the Languages field so it reads only 1033, and nothing else. This will force it to install in English by default.
After that it should install fine, and you can start making some transforms to disable auto-update and anything else you don't like (QTTask.exe, for example). I've attached a sample transform that I use; as always, use at your own risk.
27th November 2008, 01:30 PM #5
Thanks ZeroHour. How do I use the transform file?
27th November 2008, 01:35 PM #6
Once you have the msi just deploy it using group policy and when you add ensure you click "advanced" which will display the extra deployment options a few seconds later. Switch to modification tab and add the mst there
You can not modify the deployed app after you add it, only at the point of adding it to GP.
Thanks to ZeroHour from:
JJonas (27th November 2008)
27th November 2008, 02:56 PM #7
Java deploment is still not working for me. It says it is deploying but nothing is changed on the machine.
The MSI file I have is 1561kb is this correct? as the original Java 6.10.exe file is 15.5mb
27th November 2008, 03:03 PM #8
Check out my Logistix Plugins Plus Pack
It contains Adobe Reader 9, Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave, Java 6 Update 7 MSIs and Real and Quicktime Alternative which are installed using a /silent switch. I found problems installing Java 6 Update 10, so I don't recommend it.
27th November 2008, 03:06 PM #9
The reason you may have issues deploying Java 6 Update 10, is because it comes as an MSI and a CAB file which must be in the same directory you deploy from.
Java 6 Update 7 comes as a single MSI.
27th November 2008, 03:25 PM #10
i have a working msi of java 6.7... deployable via group policy
27th November 2008, 03:43 PM #11
Thanks Michael very handy - at least im not the only one having problems with Java 6.10
I couldnt see the CAB file using 7-zip just a big core.zip file and quicktime 7.55 has gone on ok
30th April 2009, 01:21 PM #12
Update for Java RE 6 update 13
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
It now unpacks the msi to C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Sun\Java\jre1.6.0_13. There are two files: the msi and a cab - you'll need them both. It also unpacks a msi file to the old location zerohour gave for update 6, but that doesn't seem to be any use for GPO deployment.
Attached is an updated mst for update 13 to also disable updates, register with IE, and hide the tray icon.
10th November 2009, 11:22 AM #13
- Rep Power
Does anyone know what i have to edit within the MST file in order to make it install silently? At the moment i trying to install via group policy but im being promtped to selected next to allow the default path to be used.
10th November 2009, 11:32 AM #14
I need help with this as well. The latest Java (without Yahoo Toolbar) won't deploy at all.
10th November 2009, 01:26 PM #15
what 6 update 6 ive not had any problems with it as long as java webstart is disabled if you are replacing an existing version)
Originally Posted by ninjabeaver
ive posted my mst file here now ive not had any probelms with it but i suggest anyone that uses it tests it first on a non critical pc /etst pc
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