Using SCCM to migrate client computers from Java version 6 to version 7

Original article can be found here: http://seth.killey.me/?p=753


I’m in the process of upgrading all client computers from Java version 6.31 to Java 7.4.  Like all major version upgrades of Java if you simply install the new version the old version will remain installed.  Therefore, I’ve included instructions that allows you to remove the old version of Java, install the latest version, and then apply an update policy to fit your needs.

Using SCCM 2007 / 2012 to deploy Java Runtime Engine Updates

Original article can be found here: http://seth.killey.me/?p=288

Here’s some instructions for updating staff computers to the latest version of JRE using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 / 2012. These steps will allow you to silently deploy JRE

LAST TESTED: JRE 7.55 on Windows 7

For info on upgrading from version 6 to version 7

Changing SMP HAL to use a UP HAL Windows 2008 and 2007

That is pretty clear as well. If you are looking to reduce the number of vCPUs being utilized in your environment don’t expect a reboot to be all that is required to have the VM running in uniprocessor mode.

Forcing Windows 2008/2008 R2/7 to redetect and use an appropriate HAL for the number of vCPUs it has been allocated or has been changed is a pretty simple affair:

Execute MSConfig, and then go to tab Boot -> Advanced Options…, check option “Number of Processors”, change the number to # of vCPUs being utilized.

Or using command line:

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