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Bug ID: JDK-6667152 Online jre installer doesn't work on Vista
JDK-6667152 : Online jre installer doesn't work on Vista

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2008-02-25
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2010-04-04
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2009-09-04
Component:
deploy
OS:
windows_vista
Sub-Component:
deployment_toolkit
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Won't Fix
Affected Versions:
1.4.2_17
Fixed Versions:
1.4-pool

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Description
After downloading the online installer and launching it, it appears for an instant in the process list in task manager but then it disappears and nothing happens anymore.
The installer works fine on Windows XP.
Locales tested: us, de, fr, es

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

This feature should be similar to JDK 5.

Working on it.
                                     
2009-02-06
EVALUATION

This feature is very complex to add. Hence it cannot be implemented and will be a limitation.

For now this has to be documented in release notes that only users with administrator privilege can install on Vista.

In PDEs words:
It's more than just changing the manifests in the installer.  InstallShield builds our wrappers for both the online and offline in 1.4.2, so you can't add a manifest without rewriting all of that.  Need to change all of the custom actions to deferred execution, and there's plenty of other changes needed too.
                                     
2009-03-10



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