Installing Java via Script and Group Policy

Due to some software requirements, there was a need to get JRE 1.5.0_09 rolled out across our enterprise. The requirements were pretty straight forward:

  • Only install on client operating systems (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7)
  • Detect the versions of Java installed. If 1.5.0_09 is installed, exit.  If 1.5.0_08 or less was installed, install this version.  If it has a newer version, do nothing.

The best way of determining the Java versions is to look in %program files%.  On 64-bit machines, this is “C:program files (x86)Java”.  On 32-bit, this is “C:program filesJava”.  The script accounts for this.

I wanted to post this because several of the functions used are very useful.  The share hosting the jre runtime needs to have wide open read-only access so the Local System account can access share (Domain Computers).  This script can then be applied to machine accounts in group policy as a startup script.  If you want to test this, just comment out line 111.

Cheers!
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'======================================================
' VBScript Source File
' NAME: Java Runtime Environment Installation
' AUTHOR: Andrew J Healey
' DATE  : 2010.07.15
' COMMENT: This script will install the jre references based on processor, existing 
' 				   installations, and operating system.  This script is to be run at startup
'				   under the Local System account. No user interaction is required for 
'				   this script to work properly.
'======================================================

Option Explicit

If isClientOperatingSystem = False Then wscript.quit

Dim jreVerMajor, jreVerMinor
Dim strCommand, strPathToInstall, strInstallFile, strArguments

'============== BEGIN CONFIGURATION SECTION =================
jreVerMajor = "jre1.5.0_" 'As string
jreVerMinor = 9 'As Integer for <> operations
strPathToInstall = "\servernameSoftwareJava" 'Point to share \servernamesharefolder
strInstallFile = "jre-1_5_0_09-windows-i586-p.exe"
strArguments = "/s /v /qn ADDLOCAL=jrecore,extra IEXPLORER=1 REBOOT=Suppress JAVAUPDATE=0 SYSTRAY=0 WEBSTARTICON=0"
strCommand = strPathToInstall & strInstallFile & " " & strArguments
'============== END CONFIGURATION SECTION =================

If checkForJRE(jreVerMajor, jreVerMinor) = False Then
	Call InstallJava(strCommand)
End If

Private Function checkForJRE(ByVal jreVerMajor, ByVal jreVerMinor)
	Dim jrePath
	Dim blnMajorFound : blnMajorFound = False
	Dim blnMinorFound : blnMinorFound = False
	
	If is32bit Then
		jrePath = "C:Program FilesJava"
	Else
		jrePath = "C:Program Files (x86)Java"
	End If
	
	On Error Resume Next
		Dim objFSO : Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
		Dim objFolder : Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(jrePath)
		Dim colSubfolders : Set colSubfolders = objFolder.Subfolders
		Dim objSubfolder
		
		For Each objSubfolder in colSubfolders
			If Left(objSubfolder.Name,Len(jreVerMajor)) = jreVerMajor Then
				blnMajorFound = True
				If CInt(Right(objSubfolder.Name,2)) >= jreVerMinor Then
					blnMinorFound = True
				End If
			End If
		Next
		
		If Err.Number <> 0 Then
			chechForJRE = True
			Exit Function
		End If
		
		If blnMajorFound = False And blnMinorFound = False Then
			checkForJRE = False
		Else
			checkForJRE = True
		End If
	On Error GoTo 0
	
	Set objSubfolder = Nothing
	Set colSubfolders = Nothing
	Set objFolder = Nothing
	Set objFSO = Nothing
	jrePath = Empty
	blnMajorFound = Null
	blnMinorFound = Null
	jreVerMajor = Empty
	jreVerMinor = Empty
End Function 

Private Function is32bit()
	'Get processor architecture; do not use remotely
	const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
	Dim oReg,strKeyPath,strValueName
	Dim strValue
	On Error Resume Next
		Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\.rootdefault:StdRegProv")

		strKeyPath = "SYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerEnvironment"
		strValueName = "PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE"
		oReg.GetStringValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,strKeyPath,strValueName,strValue

		If Err.Number <> 0 or strValue = "x86" Then
			is32bit = True
		Else
			is32bit = False
		End If
		Err.Clear
	On Error GoTo 0
	
	Set oReg = Nothing
	strKeyPath = Empty
	strValueName = Empty
End Function 

Private Function InstallJava(ByVal strCommand)
	On Error Resume Next
		Dim objWshShell, intRC

		Set objWshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
		intRC = objWshShell.Run(strCommand, 0, True)

		If intRC <> 0 Or Err.Number <> 0 Then
			InstallJava = "Failed"
		Else
			InstallJava = "Success"
		End If
	On Error GoTo 0
	Set objWshShell = Nothing
	intRC = Empty
End Function 

Private Function isClientOperatingSystem()
	Dim objWMIService, objItem, colItems
	Dim strOS

	On Error Resume Next
		' WMI Connection to the object in the CIM namespace
		Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\.rootcimv2")

		' WMI Query to the Win32_OperatingSystem
		Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")

		' For Each... In Loop (Next at the very end)
		For Each objItem in colItems
			strOS = objItem.Caption
		Next
		
		If InStr(strOS,"Windows 7") <> 0 Or InStr(strOS,"XP") <> 0 Or InStr(strOS,"2000 Professional") <> 0 Or InStr(strOS,"Vista") <> 0 Then
			isClientOperatingSystem = True
		Else
			isClientOperatingSystem = False
		End If
		
		If Err.Number <> 0 Then isClientOperatingSystem = False
		
		strOS = Empty
		Set objItem = Nothing
		Set colItems = Nothing
		Set objWMIService = Nothing
	On Error GoTo 0
End Function 

One comment

  1. DT says:

    Thanks for the very useful script. Should this run in (64bit)? I’m a bit confused as to commenting out line 111. When I try the script, wscript.exe tells me there were no errors, but nothing happens. Any thoughts?

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