Issue installing Java 32-bit using Package Resource

This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Henrik Hudson 2 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #22978

    Nick Nguyen

    I'm having an issue getting the 32-bit version of Java to install using the Package DSC resource. Here is the configuration I am using:

    Package Java8x86
    Ensure = 'Present'
    Name = 'Java 8 Update 20'
    Path = 'c:\temp\jre-8u20-windows-i586.exe'
    Arguments = '/s'
    ProductId = '26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218020F0'

    Here is what shows up in the event log:

    Job {33B874F7-C1C0-11E4-80C9-F2AAAA00005E} :
    This event indicates that failure happens when LCM is processing the configuration. ErrorId is 0x1. ErrorDetail is The SendConfigurationApply function did not succeed.. ResourceId is [Package]Java8x86 and SourceInfo is ::33::9::Package. ErrorMessage is PowerShell DSC resource MSFT_PackageResource failed to execute Set-TargetResource functionality with error message: The return code -80 was not expected. Configuration is likely not correct .

    Any ideas? I've also tried using the argument below but no luck either. The 64-bit version installs just fine.

    Arguments = '/b"C:\Windows\Temp\Java32" /s'

  • #23187

    Don Jones

    It's probably that the installer is doing something that requires an active user profile, which isn't present when the LCM runs. Either that, or the 32-bit installer doesn't like being run in a 64-bit process space. There's not really a way to change either of those things.

  • #23191

    Nick Nguyen

    Hi Don,

    Thanks for the reply. I was actually able to finally get this working by extracting the .msi from the executable. If you run the .exe, the msi file is extracted into the AppData\LocalLow\Sun folder. I then used the msi in the DSC configuration and it installed without issues.


  • #23193

    Don Jones

    And that folder wouldn't necessarily exist under the LCM, which is why it wasn't working. You run into that a lot with installers, unfortunately. It's one reason DSC is a little dicey on client workloads – that comes up a lot more often than on servers. Glad you got it working!

  • #39206

    Henrik Hudson

    FYI. For anyone that finds this thread. This works with the current JRE installer for me.

    The trick is you have to use both /s and the SILENT_MODE=1 flag. My arguments looks like this:


    You can of course remove the /L if you want.

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