yeah saw today that Java 7u9 was out as well. Also can't understand why Oracle (and before Sun) haven't made a tool yet to deploy Java in enterprise environments, making difficult to update dozens and hundreds of computers or servers. Heck, i throw Adobe in that bucket as well.
Ugh, agreed on both. However I did recently see an Adobe deployment tool... but now it seems to have disappeared since XI came out.
yes but can you manage it? can you see what Java build your entire network has (without installing MOM, SC2012 or KB/inventory software)? And GP are only useful in AD/LDAP environment; if an enterprise is cloud based then it's possible that they don't even have a DC, so no AD/LDAP.
With Group Policy I think you would just "assign" it too all PCs and have it install the latest version. You can do just updates w/ SCCM and WSUS (takes quite a bit of config for WSUS), and apparently group policy with what I was reading from Adobe - http://www.adobe.com...nGuide/gpo.html
section 8.4 seems to imply that you can do updates.
didn't knew that tool... well while interesting it can only update one PC at a time; it would be great if it could scan a specific segment of a network, check every IP/FQDN for updates and report back, giving you the choice of which software it would update.
Invent it and it'd be a 10Mill product I guarantee.
Edited by cybertimber2008, 18 October 2012 - 02:34.