|For new features and enhancement in Java Deployment for J2SE 5.0, see General Deployment Enhancements in J2SE 5.0.|
JavaTM Deployment is a broad-ranging topic, including the following:
Some of these topics, such as setting options in the Java Control Panel and updating the Java Platform on a computer, are covered in the Java Deployment Guide mentioned below; others, such as Installation of the Java Platform and writing applications and applets, are covered elsewhere. For a more detailed description of the topics listed above, see the Overview in the Java Deployment Guide.
The Java Deployment Guide provides an overview of Java Deployment; describes the Java Control Panel, the Java Update mechanism, applet compatibility issues related to the Microsoft versus Sun VM, silent installation for Windows, and autodownload; and includes an installation and update FAQ.