Patching major versions
With the forever dreaded issue we've had when it came to updating software like Adobe Flash and similar we've now come to a point where at least all the minor versions are patched and working, which is awesome.
However, we do still have quite a few machines still running older major versions of flash player / java and so on.
What would be the best way to get all those machines up to the latest of the latest versions?
Deploying Java 7.11 onto a machine running Java 6.3x creates two entries, one for the 6 and one for 7.
My thought so far would be to run updates each and every day to make sure all 6.x versions get to their latest and run a uninstall MI of Java 6 and then mash on Java 7, is this really the best way to approach it tho?
Is there any way I can force the regular patching to overwrite older major versions or would we have to do it through managed installs and uninstalls?