How do I deploy Java using Active Directory across a network?
This article applies to:
Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
- Java version(s):
This help page is intended for network administrators. It is assumed that you have sufficient knowledge to perform the technical steps.
Follow these steps to extract the .msi file from the installer for deployment through Active Directory based network:
Note: For more information please visit Java Deployment with Active Directory.
- Download and launch the Windows Offline Installation executable (.exe) file.
- Navigate to LocalAppData folder (the user's Application Data folder). The location of the LocalAppData folder differs for each Windows platform.
Note: You can also navigate directly to APPData folder by typing :
%APPDATA% in Windows Explorer Address Bar or Run.
- Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\ApplicationData\Sun\Java\ jre1.6.0_05\jre1.6.0_05.msi
- Windows 2000
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\ApplicationData\Sun\Java\jre1.6.0_05\ jre1.6.0_05.msi
- From there, you can use Active Directory to distribute the Java msi file to as many client Windows platforms as you want.