disable automatic updates in Java (JRE 1.6.0_14)
Working to package a Java update (JRE 1.6.0_14) for our environment, which is Windows XP and Office 2003. The current Java version users have installed is 1.5.0_09.
IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢ve extracted the files from the original exe and have created a transform in which I initially changed a number of the properties in order to turn off the Automatic Update checkbox in the Java Control Panel.
But that didnÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢t work. Then I found some relevant info here about using a Custom Action to make the desired reg changes(http://itninja.com/question/how-do-you-roll-out-new-machines?4295&mpage=1&key=廧 and http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=38).
IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢ve added a Custom Action in the Execute Deferred section, which calls a VBScript from embedded code. I used turbokitty's code as a starting point. IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢ve tested the VBScript and it works if I run it after installing the Java package, but doesnÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢t work when I try to include it as a custom action.
For the sake of learning something new IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢d like to be able to add it as a Custom Action, but IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢m not sure what IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢m doing wrong. For starters, should the log file IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢m generating indicate whether the custom action ran or not? Because IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢m not seeing any evidence in the log that it really ran.
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