16 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2016 9:57 AM by frgpugs

    Java update 8.101

    lbando

      Hello everyone,

       

      I am not receiving the latest Java update 8.101 in Patch Manager when I am running the synchronization.

      Is this update available? or is my patch manager non getting it?

      Should I manually create it?

       

      Thank you

        • Re: Java update 8.101
          stcain

          There have not been any updates since 7/13/16. I'm waiting on packages for Adobe Flash ActiveX 22.0.0.210, Apple iTunes 12.4.2.4, FileZilla 3.19.0, Google Chrome 52.0.2743.82 and JRE 8u101.

          • Re: Java update 8.101
            jerry_sanchez

            Spoke with support and they said the development team is having issues with Java 8 u101 package.  They gave this as a workaround.

            https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Patch_Manager/Unable_to_import_files_using__Patch_Manager_Package_Assistant

             

              • Re: Java update 8.101
                broadlanddc

                Are they suggesting to use an older version like 8.91 and uploading the 8.101 file to it?

                  • Re: Java update 8.101
                    frgpugs

                    normally I would say no, the workaround is for the named package for the correct version but when it has the incorrect MD5 hash you can input the correct package.  I dont think editing an old package and putting in the correct version would be a great idea, but I suppose you could if you really needed to get that java update out before solarwinds gets the correct version out.

                    • Re: Java update 8.101
                      jerry_sanchez

                      Yes, they suggested for me to make a duplicate of Java 8 Update 92 then edit it.

                       

                      When you edit you'll need to go to the 'Select Package' screen and replace the it with the latest java executable.  I also found that I needed to update the 'Applicability Rules' and the 'Installed Rules'.  So for example the XML file for the 'Installed Rules' page now looks like the below.  I only had to change the "EqualTo"Version="8.0.1020.14" part.

                       

                      --------

                       

                      -<sdp:InstalledRule SchemaVersion="1.0">

                       

                       

                      -<lar:And>

                       

                      <bar:Processor Architecture="0"/>

                       

                      <bar:FileVersionPrependRegSz Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.8"Value="JavaHome"RegType32="true"Path="bin\java.dll"Comparison="EqualTo"Version="8.0.1020.14"/>

                       

                      </lar:And>

                      </sdp:InstalledRule>

                       

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                      Also I did ask about the checksum question frgpugs mentioned and they said its ok to ignore.

                       

                      I've tested this workaround method and it appears to work.

                  • Re: Java update 8.101
                    broadlanddc

                    I now have the 8.101 update available, however when I publish it, all my computers are saying they already have the software installed. Therefore they won't install the update. Is anyone else having this issue?

                      • Re: Java update 8.101
                        frgpugs

                        What I would do is to get a new download of the Java 8u101 and then delete the package in patch manager and re-synchronize and try the package again

                          • Re: Java update 8.101
                            broadlanddc

                            I deleted and re-synchronised as suggested, but still no joy. I did also wonder if adding an msi uninstall to get rid of the previous version could be anything to do with it. So on the second attempt I didn't make any changes, but it still thinks version 101 in installed.

                            If you look in programs it is only listing version 92, and Java wants to update the software, so it definitely hasn't installed.

                              • Re: Java update 8.101
                                frgpugs

                                If you were failing on the uninstall MSI and not choosing continue on error I could see some problems.

                                 

                                try to do this instead.  Click on the Install jre entry in the package boot editor and in command-line after the /s add REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1.  It will prevent you from having to add the MSI codes you want to uninstall and just remove all old versions under the security baseline.

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                                  • Re: Java update 8.101
                                    broadlanddc

                                    Version 8.101 I could not get to work with or without the MSI uninstalls.

                                    I noticed this morning they have released 8.102 and this works fine.

                                    The REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1 command works a treat as well. Makes my life so much easier as there is the odd pc which always seems to hold on an odd version of Java so I won't be chasing loads of MSI's.

                              • Re: Java update 8.101
                                lbando

                                I created my own package but I changed settings from  the previous post, Java version 8.0.1010.13 instead 8.0.1020.14, It seems to work.

                                I've never tried the "REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1", does it really remove the java old version?

                                  • Re: Java update 8.101
                                    frgpugs

                                    It works.  This is the only version of Java I have installed now after I updated.

                                      • Re: Java update 8.101
                                        broadlanddc

                                        Annoyingly whilst REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1 worked on the first couple of PC's I checked that received the update, I'm now finding most of them haven't uninstalled the old versions.

                                        It's strange why it's worked on some and not others.

                                          • Re: Java update 8.101
                                            jerry_sanchez

                                            If you are trying to get rid of old Java you can run this in some script:

                                             

                                            msiexec.exe /x {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218074F0} /q

                                            *note* This specific line will remove the 32bit version of Java 8 Update 74:

                                             

                                            That long GUID is the Product ID.  You can find that info in one of repots in the Patch Manager console or in the registry of a computer that has Java installed.

                                             

                                            If you have something like SCCM you could run that as a package or application.  This is how I remove old java version, I've been pretty successful with this method.

                                            • Re: Java update 8.101
                                              frgpugs

                                              That IS strange.  You should be able to mass uninstall through patch manager as well.  If you go to the update management window and change it from install to uninstall, then add whatever update you want to remove it should get rid of them.  Still cant explain why its working on some and not others, ive always had it work.