1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 30, 2013 8:45 AM by SupportKM

    Disabling Java in Browsers

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      We would like to disable Java in our internet browsers owing to the much-publicised Java exploits, rather than uninstalling it (so that it can be enabled for specific uses when required).

       

      Can this be done using vCenter Protect rather than following Java's instructions (http://www.java.com/en/download/help/disable_browser.xml) separately on each PC?  If so, how?

        • 1. Re: Disabling Java in Browsers
          Apprentice

          Hello,

           

          Microsoft has published a KB about disabling java in IE here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2751647

           

          This is just a regkey so you could push it out to target machines via a custom action in protect.  The process looks to be difficult to reverse so I'd read the entire article to ensure it's exactly what you want.


          If you want to disable Java for firefox I believe it would be more complicated and may not be able to be done from Protect.  There is a Sourceforge project named Firefox ADM which is a group policy template, and this would enable you to enforce this change across your organization.

           

          Chrome disables javascript on pages by default right now, but I did not find a good way to disable it en-masse for the entire browser.

           

          Hopefully this was helpful,  If you need assistance in configuring a custom action I suggest calling into the support desk as it's much easier to explain on the phone or a screen-sharing session.


          Thank you,
          Kevin McTague