How To Make Internet Explorer and Google Chrome Use a Specific Version of Java

Introduction With all the versions of Java releases and all the various applications that require specific versions it is always a battle to get these applications to run correctly. Also, with the Google Chrome the release of v42 dropped support of NPAPI plugins which breaks Java support in the browser as well. This makes it hard for us administrators to support older products in the environment while... read more

Install Tomcat 7 on Windows 7

In continuing with building a testing environment on Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 I have embarked on installing Apache Tomcat 7 on my Windows 7 desktop. First download 32 or 64 bit from will find the download links in the binary distributions section of the page. You will also need to make sure you have Jave... read more

Disabling Windows Java Update Scheduler

After installing Java JRE or SDK a behind the scenes updater will will start running. This process checks for jre updates and will popup for each user logging in giving them the chane to install. You can disable this per user by opening the Java control panel app and unchecking the check for updates box, but this is only for that logged in user. There is a separate process called jucheck.exe that still... read more