Thursday, October 21, 2010

32bit Java install for vista / Win 7

There are 2 flavors of Java a 64bit version and 32bit version. Depending on your machines you may need to install both. We run the 64bit version of Win7 for our enviroment. There seems to be a problem with the installer when installing 32bit version, I don't know the exact cause but the end result is such.

When you deploy the .EXE to the Vista/Win 7 machines the Java install folder is left with a file and the error you will recieve will either be "unable to extract file" or The Status message may return with a sucessfull install even though it didn't complete. If you go to the Java website it will test your machine and tell you that Java is installed correctly. This is because the registry entries are there but the install didn't complete. If you try to vist a site that requires Java the Browser generally will crash.

How to Fix and Deploy Java

Normal Deployent:

jre-6u22-windows-i586.exe ADDLOCAL=ALL IEXPLORER=1 NETSCAPE=1 MOZILLA=1 JAVAUPDATE=0 /quiet

Modified Deployment:

Start by performing a standard install on a machine. Then depending on which OS you ran it on you can copy the install folder off the machine. The install files are generic so they will work on any OS. You don't need to repeat the install on a different OS.

Vista /Win7


C:\Documents and Settings\UserNAME\Application Data\Sun\Java\[java version]

Here you will find the installer folder with the MSI and files necessary to install. You will need the full contents of the folder, not just the MSI. Copy this folder out and use it to install. Then the command line will be MSI based. You can use this for XP also but I found that with XP the .exe installer works fine.

This MSI install should work fine for your Vista or Win7 machines.

Note: I haven't had any problems with the Java 64bit version installer so you can use the .EXE to deploy that version.

Friday, October 15, 2010

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Released

ConfigMgr R3 is now RTM. Go down to your corner Sofware Assurance store and pick it up. Really it might take a week to filter to the different SA websites for your Company, State, or Federal website. Hopefully you have already been reading up. If not here is the information:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Registration for MMS 2011 is now open

Get over to "You Empowered." and register for MMS 2011. Rooms can go fast so hurry up!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Configuration Manager R3

Get the jump on everyone and order the latest book about SCCM 2007 R3: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Complete

The paper back is listed as:37.79 but this is a pre-order so it currently isn't released yet.

ISBN-10: 1435456505 | ISBN-13: 9781435456501
880 Pages Paperbound
Available in January 2011 according to the publisher
Available in November 2010 according to Barns and Noble