Java 8 Update 20
I need some help to figure out how to deploy this new and fresh update of Java, the Java 8 Update 20.
I red somewhere there are some new features and what I can say is that I am no more able to deploy this software as before.
We are a school with thousands of Microsoft computers and I use to deploy Java Runtime over the GPO.
What I did in the past is:
1) download Windows x86 Offline source from here:
Java SE Runtime Environment 8 - Downloads
2) run the installer in a test computer
3) get the msi & data files in the extracted folder here:
4) deploy using a script over group policy objects
Today, with the new Java 8 Update 20, it doesn't work anymore, the sources files under C:\Users\username\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java, are completely different.
I red here that we can get a msi file directly without having to extract it as I did:
JRE Installation for Microsoft Windows
It says that we can get these files:
- MSI Enterprise Installer (for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems):
I never heard about them before and would like to get them for sure but I can't find them.
Please, I need help, whether to find these files or to deploy the new Java 8 Update 20.
Community Chosen Answer
Having had a few minutes to look into this further, the MSI can be obtained by downloading the JDK (not the JRE) and then running it to the first dialog. The MSI can then be harvested from:
Having run this on my laptop I have checked the MSI with ORCA and it does indeed state in the property table that this is Java 8, etc.
In fact, the Oracle documentation for the JDK does mention that the MSI redistributable is included.
Answered 08/23/2014 by: