Disable Java Updates via Group Policy

I have long hunted for this solution as many of our vendor’s applications break with each Java “update”. So here are the registry entries for Windows XP and Windows 7 x64. Note that this will work w/o Group Policy on a local machine but my purposes is for GP.

 

XP

In Windows XP the EnableJavaUpdate registry key is located under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREJavaSoftJava UpdatePolicy. It’s a REG_DWORD with 0×0000001 (1) value for enabled, and 0×0000000 (0) for disabled.

(You’ll see this in Windows 7 as well for the 32bit versions of Java)

Windows 7 x64

EnableJavaUpdate registry key is located under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeJavaSoftJava UpdatePolicy. It’s a REG_DWORD with 0×0000001 (1) value for enabled, and 0×0000000 (0) for disabled.

Hope this helps. I refer to it constantly.

Note that this applies to ALL users at the machine level!

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