I am deploying Java through AD deployment. My originaly deployment was 1.6u7. All I did was download the offline installer, ran it, then grabbed the .MSI file only from the temp path. I put that in a central place for AD deployment, created a GPO and assigned it out.

JRE installed, but since I didn't use any customized transform, it didn't integrate into IE. On computer that had older JRE (such as 1.6u5) their JRE no longer worked all together. We solved tose issues by enabled Sun JAVA as default for IE in the control panel/Java applet on an individual basis. There seems to be no good way to fix tis programatically on an eixsting install

So now I am working on 1.6u11 AD Deployment GPO and I realize I need to define the property of IEXPLORER to 1 in an .MST so that it installs and integrates into IE as expected. I will also change a few other minor settings such as AUTOUPDATECHECK. I know how to made the transform via ORCA and define it in AD. However, the question I have is in regards to SP1033.MST that extracts with the 1.6u11 offline installer.

What do I do with SP1033.MST in my AD deployment scenario? I can't find any info as to what it does nor can I decypher the transform settings. Do I need to call SP1033.MST before my custom .MST? Can I just modify the SP1033.MST and integrate my custom changes, or is that not a good idea/best practice?
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I wouldn't edit the language transform (which is what SP1033.MST is, essentially). Create your custom transform and add all the required MSTs using the 'Modifications' tab in the GP editor. Arrange them in the order in which they should be applied, i.e. the first MST should be at the top of the list. You can use the 'Move Up' and 'Move Down' buttons. In this case, I wouldn't imagine order matters much but only your deployment testing will show whether that's true or not.
Answered 12/11/2008 by: VBScab
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