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Description

This recipe shows you the steps you need to follow to make a Java Fileset for Windows.

Ingredients

  • FW Admin
  • Java Update Install (EXE)

Directions

  1. Download the offline EXE update from: Oracle Download Page
  2. Create an empty Fileset and drag the Java install EXE to an appropriate location, e.g. Windows > Temp
  3. Select the EXE and choose Get Info > Executable
  4. Set to 'Execute once when activated'
  5. Add the below Launch Argument to silently instal and remove older installed versions

    "/s REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1"
  6. Test


REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES

Applicable to online and offline installers only (.exe files and wrappers). Enables uninstallation of existing out-of-date JREs during JRE install.

  • REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=0 leaves all out-of-date Java versions on the system.
  • REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1 removes all out-of-date Java versions from the system.

For example, running jre1.8.0_60.exe /s REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1 will remove all JREs below the security baseline.

JREs above the security baseline will not be uninstalled.

Details of baseline may be observed from Oracle's release notes:

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8all-relnotes-2226344.html

Oracle's Configuration Documentation

Legacy Installers

Although recommendation is to always use the latest version, legacy versions are available from Oracle's archive