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Java JRE 1.8.0_291 MSI Deployment

Guide for deploying Java Version 8 Update 291 jre1.8.0_291 on a network via Group Policies

** Update 21/4/2021 **

Oracle have re-released Java Version 8 Update 291 on the 20/1/2021. I've updated the notes below for the new version.

Prepare Java 1.8.0_291 Files

Download Java Version 8 Update 291 jre-8u291-windows-i586.exe from (choose the offline installer - the 1.8.0_291 version is about 70.2 MB)

Run jre-8u291-windows-i586.exe. When the installer stops at the first prompt, open the folder C:\Users\<username>\AppData\LocalLow\Oracle\Java\jre1.8.0_291

Note: An easy way to open this folder to to press start, type %temp% and press enter. This will open the temp folder for your user account. Go up two folders and click LocalLow to find the Oracle\Java folder you need.

Copy the file jre1.8.0_291.msi in this folder to a new folder.

Disable automatic updates to the Java 1.8.0_291 installation

Open the msi copied in the step above with Orca:

Create a new transform and make the following changes to the property table:


Change JAVAUPDATE to 0 - stops users being prompted to update Java

Save the transform in the folder with the MSI and CAB files, and close Orca.

Deploy Java 1.8.0_291 using Group Policies

Copy the .msi, .cab and .mst to your remote install share

Deploy via Group policies as normal.

Note: You can test deployment of Java by opening your browser and going to