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Tech Tip: Turning off Java Update

  • 1.  Tech Tip: Turning off Java Update

    Posted 01-14-2014 12:04 PM

    Product: NFA (current releases up to 9.2)

    After installing Java 1.6 Update 41 you will want to make sure that it does not get automatically updated. To turn off the updating feature please see the following:

    -64bit Windows:

     

    Control Panel > Programs > Java > Advanced > JRE Auto-Download > Never Auto-Download

     

    -32bit Windows (NFA 9.1.3):

     

    Control Panel > Java > Update > uncheck ‘Check for Updates Automatically’
    Control Panel > Java > Advanced > JRE Auto-Download > Never Auto-Download

     

    -Redhat:

     

    Update /etc/yum.conf with an exclude statement similar to the following at the end of the main section

     

    Example:

     

    [main]
    cachedir=/var/cache/yum
    keepcache=0
    debuglevel=2
    logfile=/var/log/yum.log
    distroverpkg=redhat-release
    tolerant=1
    exactarch=1
    obsoletes=1
    gpgcheck=1
    plugins=1
    exclude=j*



  • 2.  RE: Turning off Java Update

    Posted 01-17-2014 11:49 AM

    Nice tip, anything other than Java 1.6 update 41 has been known to cause problems in NFA.



  • 3.  RE: Turning off Java Update

    Posted 05-31-2014 06:19 AM

    Hello,

    Really? We are using the newest version of java (as I know it is supported by CA).

    BR,

    gusztav



  • 4.  RE: Turning off Java Update

    Posted 06-02-2014 11:38 AM

    Yes, you can run into issues if you are not using the prescribed version as defined in the product release notes.



  • 5.  RE: Turning off Java Update

    Posted 03-03-2014 02:57 PM

    You can also create a Windows registry file (i.e. java-autoupdate-disable.reg) containing the following, which will disable autoupdate for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
    "EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:00000000
    "EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
    "EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:00000000
    "EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:00000000