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Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/24/2019.

Server JRE (Server Java Runtime Environment) for deploying Java applications on servers. Includes tools for JVM monitoring and tools commonly required for server applications, but does not include browser integration (the Java plug-in), auto-update, nor an installer.


This package unpacks the Java Server JRE version offered at to the default directory "C:\tools\Java\server-jre\jre1.8.0_{version}".

If you wish to unpack to an alternate directory, use the InstallationPath parameter. Example:
choco install server-jre8 -PackageParameters "/InstallationPath:c:\Program Files" -y

The installation will also set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the destination directory if not present yet and add %JAVA_HOME%/bin to the PATH environment.

This package is only available in 64-bit.


The following package parameters can be set:

  • /InstallationPath - Install to a different destination folder. Default: C:\tools\Java\server-jre
  • /Force - Force setting JAVA_HOME to the new version even if the variable was already set
  • /Machine - Set JAVA_HOME and PATH on 'Machine' level, instead of 'User' level

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of --packageParameters.

For example: choco install server-jre8 --packageParameters '"/InstallationPath:C:\tools\Java /Force /Machine"'.

To install Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install server-jre8

To upgrade Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade server-jre8


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = $env:chocolateyPackageName
    # The buildNumber should be easier to determine or pass from the nuspec
    $buildNumber = "08"
    $checksum = "7c46e565a353f4b318760aa7082a435458f9bba7e5b89d9e3fd6c190242093d9"
    $downloadHash = "1961070e4c9b4e26a04e7f5a083f551e"
    # Discard any -pre/-beta/-testing appended to avoid releasing an unfinished on
    $semanticVersion = $env:chocolateyPackageVersion.Split("-")[0]
    #8.0.xx to jdk1.8.0_xx
    $versionArray = $semanticVersion.Split(".")
    $majorVersion = $versionArray[0]
    $minorVersion = $versionArray[1]
    $updateVersion = $versionArray[2]
    $folderVersion = "jdk1.$majorVersion.$($minorVersion)_$updateVersion"
    $fileNameBase = "server-jre-$($majorVersion)u$($updateVersion)-windows-x64"
    $fileName = "$fileNameBase.tar.gz"
    # Oracle got clever and is throwing a hash/sessionID into the path
    $url = "$($majorVersion)u$($updateVersion)-b$buildNumber/$($downloadHash)/$fileName"
    $osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
    # 32-bit not supported
    if ($osBitness -eq 32) {
       Throw "The package $packageName is only available for 64-bit architectures"
    $arguments = @{}
    # Now we can use the $env:chocolateyPackageParameters inside the Chocolatey package
    $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
    # Default value
    # uses deprecated Get-BinRoot
    #$InstallationPath = Join-Path (Get-BinRoot) "Java/server-jre"
    $InstallationPath = Join-Path (Get-ToolsLocation) "Java/server-jre"
    $ForceEnvVars = $false
    $EnvVariableType = "Machine"
    # Now parse the packageParameters using good old regular expression
    if ($packageParameters) {
        $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z0-9]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- \(\)\s_\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
        $option_name = 'option'
        $value_name = 'value'
        if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
            $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
            $results.matches | % {
            Throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("InstallationPath")) {
            Write-Host "InstallationPath Argument Found"
            $InstallationPath = $arguments["InstallationPath"]
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("Force")) {
            Write-Host "Force Argument Found"
            $ForceEnvVars = $true
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("User")) {
            Write-Host "User Argument Found"
            $EnvVariableType = "User"
    } else {
        Write-Debug "No Package Parameters Passed in"
    Write-Debug "Installing to $InstallationPath, Params: ForceEnvVars=$ForceEnvVars, EnvVariableType=$EnvVariableType"
    # Future state, write install options file to use in uninstall (ie /Machine or /User /InstallationPath)
    # This would be easier if installed with Install-ChocolateyZipFile and writing the parameters to $toolsDir aka Invocation.
    #Create Temp Folder
    $chocTempDir = Join-Path $env:TEMP "chocolatey"
    $tempDir = Join-Path $chocTempDir "$packageName"
    if ($env:packageVersion -ne $null) {$tempDir = Join-Path $tempDir "$env:packageVersion"; }
    if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($tempDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir) | Out-Null}
    $tarGzFile = "$tempDir\$fileName"
    $tarFile = "$tempDir\$fileNameBase.tar"
    if ([System.IO.File]::Exists($tarGzFile)) {
        Write-Debug "Checking if existing file $tarGzFile matches checksum"
        #Check sum of existing file
        Try {
            Get-ChecksumValid -File $tarGzFile -Checksum $checksum -ChecksumType SHA256 -ErrorAction Stop
            Write-Debug "Checksum failed, deleting old file $tarGzFile"
            Remove-Item $tarGzFile
    # Added some .NET code to remove the dependency on wget
    # If chocolatey >= 0.9.10 could use Get-ChocolateyWebFile with $options
    # Currently investigating a bug where it doesn't seem to pass the cookie in properly
    #if ($env:ChocolateyVersion -gt "0.9.10") {
    #$options =
    #  Headers = @{
    #    Cookie = " oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie";
    #  }
    #Write-Debug "Downloading file $tarGzFile using Get-ChocolateyWebFile"
    #Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName $packageName -FileFullPath $tarGzFile -Url $url -Checksum $checksum -ChecksumType SHA256 -Options $options
    # } # End Get-ChocolateyWebFile
    # } else {
    # Native .NET download for choco < 0.9.10
    Write-Debug "Downloading file $tarGzFile using System.Net.WebClient"
    $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
    $wc.Headers.Add([System.Net.HttpRequestHeader]::Cookie, "oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie");
    $wc.Proxy.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultNetworkCredentials
    $wc.DownloadFile($url, $tarGzFile)
    Get-ChecksumValid -File $tarGzFile -Checksum $checksum -ChecksumType SHA256
    # } # End native .NET block
    # Wget dependency block {
    #if (![System.IO.File]::Exists($tarGzFile)) {
    #  $wget = Join-Path "$env:ChocolateyInstall" '\bin\wget.exe'
    #  Write-Debug "wget found at `'$wget`'"
    #  #Download file. Must set Cookies to accept license
    #  Write-Debug "Downloading file $tarGzFile"
    #  .$wget --quiet --no-check-certificate --header "Cookie:; oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" $url -O $tarGzFile
    #  Get-ChecksumValid -File $tarGzFile -Checksum $checksum -ChecksumType SHA256
    # } # End wget dependency block
    #Extract gz to .tar File
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip $tarGzFile $tempDir
    #Extract tar to destination
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip $tarFile $InstallationPath
    $newJavaHome = Join-Path $InstallationPath $folderVersion
    $oldJavaHome = Get-EnvironmentVariable "JAVA_HOME" $EnvVariableType
    if(($oldJavaHome -eq "") -or $ForceEnvVars) {
       Write-Host "Setting JAVA_HOME to $newJavaHome"
       Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -variableName "JAVA_HOME" -variableValue $newJavaHome -variableType $EnvVariableType
    else {
       Write-Debug "JAVA_HOME already set to $oldJavaHome."
    # Need to do an existance check to see if the variable version is already in PATH
    Install-ChocolateyPath '%JAVA_HOME%\bin' $EnvVariableType
    Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope $EnvVariableType -PreserveVariables
    #Remove-Item -Recurse $tempDir
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = $env:chocolateyPackageName
    $versionArray = $env:chocolateyPackageVersion.Split(".")
    $folderVersion = "jdk1.$($versionArray[0]).$($versionArray[1])_$($versionArray[2])"
    # This will need updated to handle install options file eventually
    $InstallationPath = Join-Path (Get-ToolsLocation) "Java/server-jre"
    $EnvVariableType = "Machine"
    if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists($InstallationPath)) {
        Write-Debug "Uninstalling $packageName from $InstallationPath"
        $JavaHome = Get-EnvironmentVariable "JAVA_HOME" $EnvVariableType
        if($JavaHome -eq $InstallationPath) {
            Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -variableName "JAVA_HOME" -variableValue $null -variableType $EnvVariableType
        Remove-Item -Recurse $InstallationPath
    else {
        Write-Debug "No $packageName found at $InstallationPath"
    # Remove installed variable(s) from PATH
    # Loop via @DarwinJS on GitHub as a temp workaround,
    #To avoid bad situations - does not use substring matching, regular expressions are "exact" matches
    #Removes duplicates of the target removal path, Cleans up double ";", Handles ending "\"
    # Expanded path looks like 'C:\tools\Java\server-jre\jdk1.8.0_101\bin'
    # Need to escape the backslash in the regex
    [regex] $PathsToRemove = "^(%JAVA_HOME%\\bin)"
    $environmentPath = Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope $EnvVariableType -PreserveVariables
    [string[]]$newpath = ''
    foreach ($path in $environmentPath.split(';'))
      If (($path) -and ($path -notmatch $PathsToRemove))
            [string[]]$newpath += "$path"
            "$path added to `$newpath"
        } else {
            "Path to remove found: $path"
    $AssembledNewPath = ($newpath -join(';')).trimend(';')
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -variableName 'PATH' -variableValue $AssembledNewPath -variableType $EnvVariableType
    "Path with variables"
    $newEnvironmentPath = Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope $EnvVariableType -PreserveVariables
    "Path with values instead of variables"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Oracle


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment) 8.0.192 5547 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 approved
Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment) 8.0.181 6620 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 approved
Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment) 8.0.172 5155 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 approved
Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment) 8.0.161 4350 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 approved
Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment) 8.0.152 4709 Friday, October 20, 2017 approved
Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment) 8.0.144 1879 Sunday, September 24, 2017 approved
Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment) 5807 Monday, May 1, 2017 approved
Server JRE (Java SE Runtime Environment) 3340 Tuesday, December 20, 2016 approved
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