Java Update Group Policy

For quite some time now I have users that complain about the Java update notifications and want me to log in and update with my credentials.

Since there is not need to have the latest Java version available as soon as possible, I decided to create a group policy object and disable the update notifications and process for all client computers.

I will of course continue to update Java on those computers manually.

There are two ways to do this, either create a ADM file with the settings or just add the changes as registry settings.

I decided to create a new group policy object with just the registry settings.

The keys you have to change are different for every combination of processor architecture and java architecture. Thus, you have three cases:
  • x64 Windows and x86 Java
    Set REG_DWORD with name EnableJavaUpdate located at HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy to 0
  • x86 Windows and x86 Java or x64 Windows and x64 Java
    Set REG_DWORD with name EnableJavaUpdate located at HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy to 0

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