Tech Tip: Turning off Java Update

Document created by PearC Employee on Aug 8, 2014
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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*

 

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

 

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

 

 

Hello,

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

BR,

gusztav

 

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

 

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