Java 7 Update 60 Released – MSI and Offline Installer

Java have now released update 60 of version 7 of their Java Client software.

The update is available as an offline installer and using our guide below, you can extract the MSI from it and use it for deployment by using Windows Updates to update current machines or add to your Configuration Manager Application Catalog or even deploy using Group Policy.

You can download the Offline Installer from the Java website using the link below:

DOWNLOAD

Java 7 Update 60 Released - MSI and Offline Installer 1

INSTRUCTIONS

By following the guide below, you can extract the MSI installer to use in deployment and Windows Updates to automatically update machines using WSUS.

How to extract Java MSI File from the Offline Installer

UPDATE

Update added 26th April 2015 – Please be aware that it seems that the MSI extraction does not always work with the newer versions of Java, so please see the guide below which shows you how to setup a silent install using the standard offline installer:

Java Silent Installation Guide

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Java 7 Update 55 Released – MSI and Offline Installer

Java MSI

Java have now released update 55 of version 7 of their Java Client software.The update is available as an offline installer and using our guide below, you can extract the MSI from it and use it for deployment by using Windows Updates to update current machines or add to your Configuration Manager Application Catalog or even deploy using Group Policy.

You can download the Offline Installer from the Java website using the link below:

DOWNLOAD

Java 7 Update 55 Released - MSI and Offline Installer 2

INSTRUCTIONS

By following the guide below, you can extract the MSI installer to use in deployment and Windows Updates to automatically update machines using WSUS.

How to extract Java MSI File from the Offline Installer

UPDATE

Update added 26th April 2015 – Please be aware that it seems that the MSI extraction does not always work with the newer versions of Java, so please see the guide below which shows you how to setup a silent install using the standard offline installer:

Java Silent Installation Guide

COMMENTS

If you have any questions about this or wish to leave a comment, please use our comments system below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Java MSI Extraction from Windows 7 and Windows XP Machines

Java MSI

This guide will show you how to extract the MSI and CAB files from the Java offline installer so that you can then successfully distribute them using ConfigMgr, WSUS, WDS or Group Policy.

First of all, you should download the latest version of the offline Java installer from the link below:

Download

Java MSI Extraction

Once you have the executable installer you should launch the file until you get to the “Welcome to Java” dialogue page. You should not click the Install button, instead, navigate to your local appdata folder (the user Application Data folder). The location of the local appdata folder is different for each Windows platform.

Note: You can navigate directly to your appdata folder by typing from a run box:

%APPDATA%

The different locations for the local appdata folders per operating system are below:

Windows Vista and Windows 7

C:\Users\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\jre\

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\Local Settings\ApplicationData\Sun\Java\jre

Windows 2000

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\ApplicationData\Sun\Java\jre<version_number>

The jre folder will contain two files:

  • Data1.cab and
  • jre.msi

Copy the MSI and CCAB files from the appdata folder and into a new folder on your desktop (or any other temporary location).

Now, going back to your Java installation, click the Cancel button to terminate the installation. There is no need to continue installation after the MSI and CAB files have been extracted.

You can now use these two files to distribute over your network in your preferred method.

Java 7 Update 51 Offline Installer Released – MSI for Deployment and Windows Updates

Java MSI Installers

Java have now released update 51 of version 7 of their Java Client software.

The update is available as an offline installer and using our guide below, you can extract the MSI from it and use it for deployment by using Windows Updates to update current machines or add to your Configuration Manager Application Catalog or even deploy using Group Policy.

You can download the Offline Installer from the Java website using the link below:

DOWNLOAD

Java 7 Update 51 Offline Installer Released - MSI for Deployment and Windows Updates 3

INSTRUCTIONS

By following the guide below, you can extract the MSI installer to use in deployment and Windows Updates to automatically update machines using WSUS.

How to extract Java MSI File from the Offline Installer

UPDATE

Update added 26th April 2015 – Please be aware that it seems that the MSI extraction does not always work with the newer versions of Java, so please see the guide below which shows you how to setup a silent install using the standard offline installer:

Java Silent Installation Guide

COMMENTS

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Java 7 Update 9 MSI File

Java MSI

If you want to use an MSI to install Java for either Group Policy or for SCCM Software Catalog, you can get the MSI file you need easily from the temp location when you run the EXE file.

So, first of all, you need to get the latest EXE from Java, you can get this from here:

Download Latest Java Client

Once downloaded, you should then run the EXE as if you were going to install it.

You will be first greeted with the page below:

Java 7 Update 9 MSI File 4

You should then click “install”.

It will then download the files required as below:

Java 7 Update 9 MSI File 5


These files will be downloaded to the following location (assuming you are using Windows 7):

%userprofile%\appdata\LocalLow\Sun\Java

Once downloaded, you should get a screen like below – Do NOT go any further with the installation!

Java 7 Update 9 MSI File 6

You should then be able to go to the above temp location and see a folder called “jre1.7.0_09” (version numbers may change) like the folder below:

Java 7 Update 9 MSI File 7

Within this folder, you will find the MSI file that you need for distribution.

You can then cancel the java install but note, this will clear the temp files.

Update

Update added 26th April 2015 – Please be aware that it seems that the MSI extraction does not always work with the newer versions of Java, so please see the guide below which shows you how to setup a silent install using the standard offline installer:

Java Silent Installation Guide

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How to deploy certificates for custom WSUS updates to client machines

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As per previous posts on the blog for custom updates using WSUS, you have to make sure that your environment is set up correctly to allow these custom (local) updates to install on client machines. To make this work, you need to export your WSUS/SCUP self-signed certificate and make sure it is applied to all … Read more

Java Updates to Client Machines using Windows Updates

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After really wanting to get Java updates pushed through our WSUS but never really having the time to look into it, last week I decided it was time to get it done after endless complaints from our users (they dont have admin rights so when they get the automatic Java updates they fail – and to our users this is the worse thing that could happen in the world ever….).

So, I started looking into it and after all the putting it off, found it to be extremely simple.

All you need is WSUS (which we use rather than SCCM to push out updates but obviously its the same thing at the end of the day…) and SCUP (System Center Update Publisher). You download the latest version of the Java client, create a custom update and put in some register entries to see what version the client currently has and whether an update is required, push it out and boom – Java updates using WSUS!

Note that to use SCUP you must have an installed, licensed System Center for your business as per the pre-reqs for downloading SCUP.

I’ve now put together a full step-by-step guide on how to do this, so if you are interested, you can find the guide by clicking the link below:

Java Updates using WSUS/SCCM/SCUP