Tip for Installing Java on Windows Server 2008

Posted on August 2, 2010 8:34 AM

On Windows Server 2008, I was trying to get Java installed, but Internet Explorer kept saying that I was unable to download the file because of my security settings.  My options for changing the security zone settings were grayed out, and adding the Java website to my trusted sites did not work.  I investigated whether group policies were blocking my ability to edit the zone settings, but it turned out that there were no IE-related group policies.  It turned out that I had to run IE as an administrator (right-click and select “run as administrator”) to get access to the zone settings.

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Comment by Anand Kumar Nelapati

July 13, 2011 8:48 AM

Go to Internet Options, Click Advanced Tab, and got to Security , chekin the below items
*Allow active content to run in files on my computer
*Allow Software to run or install even if the signature is invalid

Now u will able to download the file.


Comment by chris

March 6, 2012 2:20 PM

If you add *.sun.com to your trusted site, you will be able to download Java

Comment by USA

April 5, 2013 9:43 AM

*.sun.com works! Thanks

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