JDK-4858413 : Silent installation of jusched.exe undesirable
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: deployment_toolkit
  • Affected Version: 1.4.2
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Won't Fix
  • OS: windows_2000,windows_xp
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2003-05-05
  • Updated: 2003-09-11
  • Resolved: 2003-09-11
Description

Name: gm110360			Date: 05/05/2003


A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
Installing JRE 1.4.2beta on Windows also schedules a process called 'jusched.exe' to run and stay resident each time Windows boots.

While I like the idea, it is really up to the user to decide whether or not he or she would like this to happen on their machine. What is even worse is that there is no (documented) way of disabling this program to be run (apart from searching the Windows registry for 'jusched.exe' and deleting the entry).


JUSTIFICATION :
Users should have control over what applications are doing to their system. When a user decides not to use a certain feature, he or she should be able to do so.

It would also free up 1.5 MB of system memory.

EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
EXPECTED -
1. Inform the user about this behaviour during installation. At that time it would be nice to let the user decide if this feature should be installed.
2. At a later time, the user should be able to disable this feature (maybe from the plug-in control panel ?)
ACTUAL -
The user is ignorant about the installation of the run-and-stay-resident application and is suprised (or rightfully worried) when the Windows task-manager lists the unknown 'jusched.exe'.

CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
Search the Windows registry for 'jusched.exe' and delete the entry.
(Review ID: 185255) 
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Comments
PUBLIC COMMENTS Since this is filed, we introduced couple of ways to off 'jusched.exe'. 1. jre installer can be run with JAVAUPDATE=0 option. 2. Java ControlPanel, check off the 'Check for Updates automatically' check box.
2004-06-10

EVALUATION It is documented in the installation docs that users can disable the jupdate by unchecking "Check For Update Automatically" in the java control panel. If users disable that, it will only check after reboots or relogins. We can look into providing an option to disable in the installer in a future release. ###@###.### 2003-05-05 Too late for Tiger. Defer to Mustang. ###@###.### 2003-06-18
2003-05-05