Disable Java updates with RegKey or GPO

32-bit Java running on a 32-bit OS or 64-bit Java running on 64-bit OS:
KEY: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREJavaSoftJava UpdatePolicy
DWORD: EnableJavaUpdate
VALUE: 1 = update enabled or 0 = update disabled

GPO:
Action: Update
Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key Path: SOFTWAREJavaSoftJava UpdatePolicy
Value name: EnableJavaUpdate
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 00000000 (that’s 8 zero’s)

NB!! Future Java updates can/will reset this setting after install. Set your GPO ‘Action’ to ‘Update’ should recreate the entry on next GPO refresh

32-bit Java on a 64-bit OS:
KEY: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeJavaSoftJava UpdatePolicy
DWORD: EnableJavaUpdate
VALUE: 1 = update enabled or 0 = update disabled

GPO:
Action: Update
Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key Path: SOFTWAREWow6432NodeJavaSoftJava UpdatePolicy
Value name: EnableJavaUpdate
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 00000000 (that’s 8 zero’s)

NB!! Future Java updates can/will reset this setting after install. Set your GPO ‘Action’ to ‘Update’ should recreate the entry on next GPO refresh

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