But there may be some other way I'm not aware of to prevent auto-updating.
I know that updating brings security fixes, new features, etc. I just want my normal work not to be disrupted by missing extensions.
In the command line we can do all sorts of fun stuff, but let's focus on topic. j2re-1_4_2_06-windows-i586/s /v"/qn IEXPLORER=1 ADDLOCAL=ALL UPDATE=1 /L C:\jre.log" Here is the command for silent installation, turning off automatic updates: /s /v "/qn[ADDLOCAL=jrecore[,extra][,other_US] | ALL] [IEXPLORER=1] [NETSCAPE6=1] [MOZILLA=1] [INSTALLDIR=:\] [REBOOT=Suppress] [JAVAUPDATE=0] [EULA=1]" The options are described below.
The JRE installation executables include built-in support for silent (unattended) installations.
The method explained here is a better, more up-to-date solution to completely disabling Java updates from running, and includes the required registry change to stop the updater from running, preventing the UAC prompt from ever appearing.
After doing this the "Update" tab is no longer visible which is great.Actually I think most people on this forum will agree with your decision.Disable updates and push them out as you need is the best option for administering your PCs. This one states that 64bit Java doesn't have the autoupdater included in the installer.You can disable Java updates through the registry (either directly or through GPP or scripts) by altering a few registry values.Note that this does not prevent the updater from running, so you will still get an UAC prompt as the updater is started.