Hard time with Java installer

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Dave Wyatt 4 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #11555

    Chris Romano

    Could somebody assist me with the below scirpt. When I run it against the machine. It doesn't install whatsoever. Also, I get this error below
    Cannot find a process with the name "jre-7u45-windows-x64". Verify the process name and call the cmdlet again. If Java is already installed would I have to uninstall it first before pushing the update?
    Thanks for the help..
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (jre-7u45-windows-x64:String) [Get-Process], ProcessCommandException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoProcessFoundForGivenName,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetProcessCommand

    function InstallJava {
    param([String]$strComputer, $objFile, $sysArch, $antiarch)

    write-host ""
    write-host "Security Installer"
    write-host ""

    $JavaName = [string]$objFile.name
    $JavaExt = $objFile.extension
    $JavaFullName = $objFile.FullName
    $JavaProc = ($JavaName.trimend(".exe"))
    write-host $JavaProc

    $JavaProc = [string]$JavaProc

    if (($JavaName -Notmatch $sysArch) -and ($JavaName -match $antiarch))

    if ($JavaName -match "ia64")

    copy-item $JavaFullName \\$strComputer\c$\$JavaName -force

    $install = (([WMICLASS]"\\$strComputer\ROOT\CIMV2:win32_process").Create("cmd /c c:\$JavaName /s"))

    start-sleep -Seconds 5

    $javatest = get-process -cn $strComputer -name "$JavaProc"

    while ($javatest -ne $null)
    start-sleep -seconds 1
    write-host "waiting for java install to complete"
    $javatest = get-process -cn $strComputer -name "$JavaProc"

    < # $javatest = get-process -cn target1 -name "trustedinstaller.exe" -ea silentlycontinue while ($javatest -ne $null) { start-sleep -seconds 1 #write-host "waiting for install to complete" $javatest = get-process -cn target1 -name "trustedinstaller.exe" -ea silentlycontinue } #>


  • #11583

    Don Jones

    Sorry you're not getting an answer to this – I don't think any of us are familiar enough with the Java installer to provide an answer for you.

  • #11585

    Dave Wyatt

    Couple things you could try:

    • Don't bother wrapping the command in "cmd /c". The Java installer is already an executable, so just launch it directly.
    • Win32_Process.Create(), if successful, gives you the process ID that was launched. It's probably going to be more reliable to search for it by ID rather than by Name later.
    • Find out if there's a parameter you can pass to the java installer to create a log file, which you can review later to see if it's telling you why it failed.

    Something along these lines:

    # ... snip
    $install = (([WMICLASS]"\\$strComputer\ROOT\CIMV2:win32_process").Create("c:\$JavaName /s"))
    # Test for the return value here to make sure the method was successful
    if ($install.ReturnValue -ne 0)
        throw New-Object System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception([int]$install.ReturnValue)
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 1
            # Using the process ID for the search instead of the name.
            $process = Get-Process -ComputerName $strComputer -Id $install.ProcessId -ErrorAction Stop
            if ($_.FullyQualifiedErrorId -match 'NoProcessFoundForGivenId')
    } while ($process -ne $null)

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