I try to install the latest java software via group policy (assigned computer installation)but it seems to hang during the installation.

It keeps on displaying "installing managed software Java...."

When I take a look at the processes (using a different computer) I see two msiexec's and a msi4.tmp
When I end the msi4.tmp process the windows logon prompt appears.

I have enabled the windows Installer log but no log file appears in the temp folder.

When I just run the msi manually it installs fine.

I noticed that this update is a small msi file(1561KB) together with data1.cab, izma.dll and sp1033.MST.
I have included those files in the installation source folder and tried it with and without applying the sp1033.MST and my own transform file.

The previous java version only had an MSI files which was around 15MB. No other files. This installation goes fine via GPO.

Any idea what goes wrong. I tried it on a couple of test pc's.
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If you assign to computer the verbose log should be located under the "c:\Windows\temp" folder if enabled.
Answered 10/29/2008 by: AngelD
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I have the same problem. I think the msi doesn't see that the 6.10 java version is already installed. I used a test ou and it worked fine.
However if i move the pc at a other ou (with a production gpo) it worked on all the pc's with a lower java version. Only the pc that already
did received the 6.10 java version hangs during boot with the msg "installing managed software Java...."
Answered 11/05/2008 by: Primax
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Yesterday I found some info about this problem but cannot find it anymore. For me it now seems to work most of the times on my test machines.
Answered 11/18/2008 by: Sander
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