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Java JRE 1.8.0_361 MSI Deployment

Guide for deploying Java Version 8 Update 361 jre1.8.0_361 on a network via Group Policies

Prepare Java 1.8.0_361 Files

Download Java Version 8 Update 361 jre-8u361-windows-i586.exe from (choose the offline installer - the 1.8.0_361 version is about 56.4MB)

Run jre-8u361-windows-i586.exe. When the installer stops at the first prompt, open the folder C:\Users\<username>\AppData\LocalLow\Oracle\Java\jre1.8.0_361

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_361.msi in this folder to a new folder.

Disable automatic updates to the Java 1.8.0_361 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_361 using Group Policies

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

Deploy via Group policies as normal.

Check Java 1.8.0_361 installed successfully

Once deployed, you can test installation of Java by opening a command prompt and running:

java -version

You should see the following output similar to the following:

jjava version "1.8.0_361"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_361-b09)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.351-b10, mixed mode)