Change Java Default Security Level?
With Java update 7u11 the default security level has been changed to "high." Is it possible to revert this security level to "medium" via script or registry change?
http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/deployment/deployment-guide/properties.html contains information for setting system wide java configuration.
Keeping this lovely caveat in mind:
I used these to silently install:
jre-7u11-windows-i586.exe /s /v"IEXPLORER=1 MOZILLA=1 JAVAUPDATE=1 AgreeToLicense=1 EULA=1 WEB_JAVA_SECURITY_LEVEL=M /QN"
jre-7u11-windows-x64.exe /s /v"IEXPLORER=1 MOZILLA=1 JAVAUPDATE=1 AgreeToLicense=1 EULA=1 WEB_JAVA_SECURITY_LEVEL=M /QN"
As mentioned by ronfalkoff
Was able to figure this one out.
Two files, deployment.config and deployment.properties stored in %systemroot%\Windows\Sun\Java\Deployment allow for system wide configuration of Java.
deployment.config specifies the location of deployment.properties.
in deployment.properties are the actual configuration specifications.
If a user has already configured something (the security level) in their own user level deployment.properties, it will overtake the system properties. There is probably a way to get around this, but it is irrelevant to my current needs.