Having issues with Java 8 installations. The tasks fails and the deployment halts. However Java 8 is still installed. And if I click "resume task execution" without waiting too long, the red cross becomes a green check symbol and the tasks continues without any problem (se screenie). If I linger too long at the failed task troubleshooting or having a cup of coffe, and then click resume, everything below fails.

The Java install task is pretty straight forward. An application task type simply executing "jre-8u66-windows-i586.exe /s". Start /wait doesn't seem to be supported here. I've also tried with execution a script.cmd that contains "start /wait jre-8u66-windows-i586.exe /s", but then /s is not regonized.  All contained in a zip of course.

Below are some screenies I took.



Please help, I'm going nuts with this one. I've also looked for msi's of Java 8 but out of luck.


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you should be installing 8u71

to get the msi, on a workstation open a browser and go to java.com, download and install

you will then find the msi in the user that you used to install java with

Answered 01/20/2016 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Thank you! Then I just pretty much run it with msiexec /i jre1.8.0_71.msi /passive /norestart AUTOUPDATECHECK=0 JAVAUPDATE=0 JU=0 REBOOT=suppress. Yeah?
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This contains information on how to get the .msi


I always install Java via a K1000 Managed Install so I can't speak to the K2000 aspect.
Answered 01/20/2016 by: rockhead44
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Remember that none of the MSI properties will prevent JRE from eventually presenting your uses with the brain-dead "out of date" message.

Search IT Ninja for details on how to get that done.
Answered 01/21/2016 by: VBScab
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  • I tried searching but got lots of old entries. What should I use for the search terms?

    I have found search on itninja to be very frustrating. Maybe I need some tips
    • You need a deployment.properties file on each endpoint to suppress that. See Oracle's documentation:
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