Tag Archives: Disabling update checks

Java 7 web plugin deployment: redux

The Oracle Java 7 JRE (a web plugin) began shipping last year, and has grown a small maze of clever mechanisms to maintain a schedule of checking for updates. It’s a sad tale of the misuse and abuse of launchd schedule re-writes and re-loads, the Sparkle Framework, storing Java properties-like prefs in OS X defaults, […]

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Everything you’ll wish you didn’t know about disabling Java 7 updates

Oracle’s Java 7 JRE for OS X was first officially released in October 2012. As expected, there have been issues deploying and testing it, amidst confusion about Apple’s Java 6 updates and it disabling symlinks to the web plugin, the pre-emptive disabling of Java with XProtect, and more. And of course, the first thing administrators […]

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Disabling updates in Acrobat Pro X: A case study in wasted effort

Adobe’s Acrobat family of products has been historically painful for IT to distribute and manage. While this article focuses on a simple management setting – suppressing update checks and notifications for all users – it’s an example of how configuring even the simplest, arguably most universally required management setting for an Acrobat-deploying IT department is […]

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