JDK-6667152 : Online jre installer doesn't work on Vista
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
This feature should be similar to JDK 5.
Working on it.
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.