Java Silent Install

Java Silent Install for SCCM The Right Way

Thanks to Jesse Walter, I now have an easy way to do a Java silent install and update Java with SCCM. I tested this today at a customer and it worked very nicely. Whenever a new version of Java is released they can now quickly update their SCCM package without any hassle.

Java Silent Install – Step-by-step

  1. Download the Offline 32 and 64-bit verions of Java (http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp)
  2. Run the executable but don’t click through the prompts
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  3. In your packageshare, create a folder named Java with subfolder Java7UpdateXX_86 and Java7UpdateXX_64 (Where XX is the update version number).
  4. Browse to %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\java and copy the directory named jre1.7.0_xx (or directories if you prepare for both 32 and 64-bit). The directory contains a .msi and a .cab file. Copy the content of these folder into the folder at your packageshare with the same names.
  5. Create the Install.cmd and java_Uninstall.vbs and put the in your Java directory
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Java silent script – Install.cmd

@echo off

taskkill /F /IM iexplorer.exe
taskkill /F /IM iexplore.exe
taskkill /F /IM firefox.exe
taskkill /F /IM chrome.exe
taskkill /F /IM javaw.exe
taskkill /F /IM jqs.exe
taskkill /F /IM jusched.exe

REM Call the uninstall script
cscript %~dp0Java_Uninstall.vbs

REM Install JRE x86
msiexec.exe /i %~dp0\Java7Update21_x86\jre1.7.0_45.msi /passive /norestart /l*v c:\windows\temp\Java7x86.log

REM Installing JRE x64
if exist %ProgramFiles(x86)%
msiexec.exe /i %~dp0\Java7Update21_x64\jre1.7.0_45.msi /passive /norestart /l*v c:\windows\temp\Java7x64.log

REM Disable automatic updates
reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v SunJavaUpdateSched /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy" /v EnableJavaUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

REM Return the exit code to SCCM
exit /B %EXIT_CODE%

Java silent uninstall script – java_uninstall.vbs

On Error Resume Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

'Uninstall Java 2 Runtime Environment, J2SE Runtime Environment
Set colJava4dot3 = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name like 'Java 2 Runtime Environment Standard Edition %'")
For Each objSoftware in colJava4dot3
objSoftware.Uninstall()
Next

'Uninstall Java 2 Runtime Environment, J2SE Runtime Environment
Set colJava4dot3 = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name like 'J2SE Runtime Environment %'")
For Each objSoftware in colJava4dot3
objSoftware.Uninstall()
Next

'Uninstall Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE *
Set colJava4dot3 = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name like 'Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE %'")
For Each objSoftware in colJava4dot3
objSoftware.Uninstall()
Next

'Uninstall Java(TM) 6 Update *
Set colJava6dot = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name like 'Java(TM) 6 Update %'")
For Each objSoftware in colJava6dot
objSoftware.Uninstall()
Next

'Uninstall Java(TM) 7 Update *
Set colJava7dot = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name like 'Java(TM) 7 Update %'")
For Each objSoftware in colJava7dot
objSoftware.Uninstall()
Next

'Uninstall Java(TM) 7 *
Set colJava7 = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name like 'Java(TM) %'")
For Each objSoftware in colJava7
objSoftware.Uninstall()
Next

Source: Jesse Walter (blogpost)

Anders Rødland

Anders Rødland started his IT career in 2006. My main focus is MS Configuration Manager and client management, and I have passed 17 Microsoft certifications since then. My main expertise is on client management with Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Intune and Configuration Manager. I also do a lot of work on the security side with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. In addition to my Microsoft certification, I also have an ITIL v3 Foundation certification.This is my private blog and do not represent my employer. I use this to share information that I find useful. Sharing is caring.

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