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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6726131

bug ID 6610393 is back with 1.6.0_07 on Windows XP and Vista

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P1
    • Resolution: Not an Issue
    • Affects Version/s: 6u7
    • Fix Version/s: 6u7
    • Component/s: deploy
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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_xp

      Description

      This bug was fixed with 1.6.0_04, but then broken again with Java 1.6.0_07.
      In JSE 1.6.0_07 "JRE Auto-Download" setting is grayed out for non admin Windows XP users within the Java console.
      And by default the setting is "Never Auto-Download" for non-admin users, and "Always Auto-Download" for admin users.
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      Customer is inquiring about this, because they have a Java Webstart application which asks their
      users to download a specific version of JSE from their own network. And because the clients of this application
      have non-admin XP privileges the application fails.

      "JRE Auto-Download" feature is new to 1.6.0_07, so customer didn't have this issue with 1.5.0_11.

      Customer question is this: How do I enable my non-admin clients now to auto download and auto install a JDK version
      from within my Webstart application?

      Evaluation from bug ID 6610393 by ###@###.###:

      The problem here is quite simple.
      We disabled autodownload for non admins on windows, because to really install a jre requires admin privileges.
      However, they say they are pointing to their own "installer" which, I assume doesn't require admin privileges, and probably doesn't actually "install" the jre, but just puts it on the machine and uses javax.jnlp.ExtensionInstallerService.setJREInfo() to register it with Java Web Start.

      This is clearly a bug because we forgot to take this scenario into consideration when we disabled auto download.
      *** (#1 of 1): 2007-09-27 10:38:12 PDT ###@###.###

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              Reporter:
              hnassiry Haroon Nassiry (Inactive)
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