Get the MSI file of the JRE installer for deployment

Method 1:

1. Run the Offline installer jre-6uxx-windows-i586-p.exe
2. Install it.
3. When the last page of the install appears, DO NOT click Finish yet.
4. Go go Application Data\Sun\Java and find a folder named jre1.6.0_11,
This contains two files:  an MSI and a CAB.  In order to run the MSI, you must have the CAB in the same folder.

Method 2:

1. Run the JRE Kernel installer.
2. This is the one that downloads everything (actually an MSI) over the internet.(jre-6xxx-windows-i586-p-iftw-k.exe)
3. The FIRST page of the installer appears.
4. Stop right now before installing and look in Application Data\Sun\Java\jre1.6.0_11 and find a file: jre1.6.0_11-c-k.msi

This is a larger self contained MSI.

Any of the MSI or java EXE installers can be run almost silently (just a progress bar) by passing /qr on the command.

Examples:

msiexec /qr jre1.6.0_11-c-k.msi

or

jre-6u11-windows-i586-p.exe /qr

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