Silent Install of JDK and JRE

Published: 13 Jun 2008

This week I had a requirement for scripting the installation of the Java 5 JDK and JRE. These instructions require separate install files for the JDK and JRE but will get the job done.

For the JDK, you can place the following in a *.bat file and simply run it from command line:

@echo off
echo Installing JDK...
start /w C:\temp\jdk-1_5_0_12-windows-i586-p.exe /s /v"/qn INSTALLDIR=d:\bin\Java\jdk1.5.0_12 REBOOT=Suppress"

For the JRE:

@echo off
echo Installing JRE...
start /w C:\temp\jre-1_5_0_12-windows-i586-p.exe /s INSTALLDIR=d:\bin\Java\jre1.5.0_12 REBOOT=Suppress

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