I want to install Java Runtime 1.4.1_05 silent and unattended.
On http://java.com/en/download/help/silent_install.xml
I found a installation instruction.

But when I try to install it with
j2re-1_4_1_05-windows-i586-i.exe /s /v"/qn ADDLOCAL=ALL IEXPLORER=0 NETSCAPE6=0 MOZILLA=0 INSTALLDIR=c:\programme\java\j2re1.4.1_05 REBOOT=Suppress JAVAUPDATE=0 EULA=1"
then I only see the normal installation procedure where I have to say "YES" to the EULA, choose if "Standard" or "Customized" installation, et cetera,...

Other Installation Instructions on the web are more or less copies of the instruction at www.java.com.

I am using Windows2000 SP4 German with current updates/fixes/etc.

Thank you in advance.

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really nobody who can help me or give me a hint???


Answered 07/23/2007 by: mpausch
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Hi Manfred,
please switch on MSI logging and look in the logfile for the Command line which gets executed.

Regards, Nick
Answered 07/23/2007 by: nheim
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Just an FYI, that java MSI doesn't work too well.. if you get it to do what you want, you'll be very lucky.

Try taking everything out and starting with /qn. If that works, add a property one at a time.

As Nick says, do verbose logging and at the very end of the log it will tell you what properties were resolved to at runtime. You can see if what you're passing is actually being processed.
Answered 07/23/2007 by: turbokitty
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JREs are a complete PITA. I'd put them around the same level as Adobe apps for packager-torturing.

I *always* extract the MSI and run it and our transform as a pre-requisite using Group Policy. If at a non-GP client, I call the MSI externally and use a transform to change the properties.
Answered 07/23/2007 by: VBScab
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Hi Guys,

thank you all for your replies.

Now I found a solution:
The j2re-1.4.1_05....exe extracts the "real" setup somewhere into %TEMP%... (it's an installshield setup)

I took the unpacked setup-folder (Disk1 I think) and
- startet setup.exe with -r for creation a response file
- and then I startet setup.exe with -a -s -f1<path/to/my_responsefile>

... and java1.4.1_05 get installed silent and without questions.

No I can pack the whole thing on a file-server, create a install.bat and our
customer can install java on the clients with a double-click :-)


Answered 07/24/2007 by: mpausch
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