Hi Bohyun,

How specifically are you deploying the msi package? I would imagine any organization large enough to have this problem to have Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager or some other kind of central software management.

Msi files are nothing more than a payload with a special script that is run when you double click on it (or deploy it via some management software). So you could roll your own by creating a simple powershell script that installs it for you, or even a super simple batch file.

Looking at you simply need to add the /s for a silent install.
Perhaps you could provide more details as to the problem you are running into? More details is always better than less.


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Subject: [CODE4LIB] JAVA deployment and msi

Hi all -

Oracle no longer offers .msi packages for JAVA which we have been using to deploy JAVA to library PCs on the network through Spec Ops. Anyone has a workaround? We have internally discussed download the msi package from Source Forge or pay for the 3rd party msi packaging service.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

Bohyun Kim, MA, MSLIS
Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library