Extracting msi from Java 8 Update 121 exe

I am trying to extract the msi from this exe to deploy from a GPO. Previously I would have started the exe install and copied the msi, I can still do this from C:\Users\%username%\AppData\LocalLow\Oracle\Java\jre1.8.0_121 when I did this there were two .msi files jre1.8.0_121patch.msi and au,msi. I have tried adding both of these as a package to deploy from group policy but get the message Add operation failed. Unable to extract deployment information form the package?

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Posted by: rockhead44 4 years ago
Red Belt

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That is the correct path. I noticed that, as of Java 8 Update 111, you have to grab the .msi after it extracts but before the install completes. Once the install is done, the .msi is gone from that path. I did this and grabbed a 121 msi, which I have used to create an install package. 

If you need it, this site normally does a good job of having a functional .msi

Posted by: ckelly101 4 years ago
White Belt
Thanks rockhead44, I was copying the folder C:\Users\%username%\AppData\LocalLow\Oracle\Java\jre1.8.0_121 too soon, I needed to wait until the install was further along before copying.
Posted by: rad33k 4 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
I think your question is more about the GPO object creation instead of MSI.
Have you checked this:

Add operation failed. Unable to extract deployment information from the package.
Run validation on the package to ensure the package is correct.
The GPO cannot be created.
This problem may occur if the program is installed on the computer on which you are creating the GPO. This problem may also occur if the version of the program that is installed on the computer that you are using to create the GPO is not the same version as the computer for which you are creating the GPO.
Additionally you can verify if you have got Admin permission on the server with Group Policy Management Console. Are you able to add different MSI to the GPO object?
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