Disable Java Auto Update During Installation

Disable Java Auto Update without registry modification?

Recently i had to install Oracle Java on a Terminal server and was curious, if it's possible to configure the package that the auto update feature is disabled without any registry configuration?

Custom configuration

On the Oracle website i found a great article about the possibility to pass a configuration file to the installer:

Here's the syntax to install Java silently with a custom configuration:

jre-8u121-windows-x64.exe -s INSTALLCFG="C:\Install\Java\java.settings.cfg" AUTO_UPDATE=Disable EULA=Disable NOSTARTMENU=Enable SPONSORS=Disable

You can find a full reference of all configuration items here: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/install/config.html

Please be careful when using the REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1 option, because when you install the same Java version in a different architecture (x86 & x64), the other architecture with the same version is being removed during the installation!

You can find more information on the About section of my blog. Stay tuned for more posts.

Comments: