Sunday, March 30, 2008

Java Control Panel in Vista

It seems that Java’s Control Panel needs administrator rights in order for some configurations to work, but when I need to configure settings for the current user, it becomes a pain in some part of the body.

Here’s how to open the Java control panel using the user account and not the administrator account:

  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Java (where you installed Java)

  2. Press F3 for search
  3. Type in cpl and search for the file
  4. You should see the cpl files used to launch the Java control panel

  5. Double click on it to run it using the current user account

  6. After doing what you need to do, when the applet closes, Vista might prompt to always open the cpl file using administrator rights. Say NO! (select “This control panel works correctly”)

To run it using administrator rights, instead of step 5, right click on the cpl file and select “Run as administrator”)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good job, very clear. There was no Java icon in my Vista Control Panel and this worked. If people don't want to see the Java Updater all the time, they should pick the 'Monthly' option for updates...