Disable JAVA Update with GPO

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Please refer to the steps below on how to disable JAVA Update with GPO

Default configuration of Java 8 Update

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We noticed that the Java Update Tab is only available in Java 8, but not Java 6 or 7

  1. Check the Registry related to Java Update in Windows 10
    $RegPath="HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy"
    Get-ItemProperty $RegPath

    EnableJavaUpdate : 1
    PSPath           : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy
    PSParentPath     : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update
    PSChildName      : Policy
    PSDrive          : HKLM
    PSProvider       : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry
  1. Disable JAVA Update
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $RegPath -Name EnableJavaUpdate -Value 0
  1. Configure Computer GPO to disable Java Update DisabledJavaUpdate-02

  2. JAVA Update is gone once the GPO is applied DisabledJavaUpdate-03