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Java Headaches After Update Release

Posted by William Diaz on October 17, 2013


So Java just released JRE 7 Update 45. This is apparent when someone goes to run a Java applet and encounters the following prompt:”Your Java version is out of date…”

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For the average home user, this is not a big deal. But in a corporate environment headaches ensue. Why? Because some users will blindly click on the Update button and be redirected to the Java download page for the latest release. The first problem is that our users are not going to have the administrative privileges to update their Java client. But the real problem is that once a user has done this, they will be redirected to the Java download page each and every time they need to run a Java applet. So the question was, how do we get the prompt back so the user can select the appropriate Later option and Do not ask again until the next update is available?

For starters, the property that controls this setting is located in a file called deployment.properties in %userprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment named deployment.expiration.decision.10.25.2=update:

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