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How can I check the Java version installed on a remote computer that I can't remote on. It's being used by someone so I can only check by \\computer-name\c$...

Thank you!

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can go to \computer-name\c$\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin.

Find the java.exe and right click on it. Then go to the "Version" tab.

Version Tab

You can also view the file in:

\\computer-name\c$\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\
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Both answers are good. I will take this one even if I figured it out myself... by another way. I downloaded Pstools and then: psexec \\computer-name cmd.exe and then, java -version – r0ca Jul 23 '10 at 15:42
But definitly, this question deserves some upvotes! hahaha – r0ca Jul 23 '10 at 15:44
Didn't even think to recommend psexec because there are other ways to do it. But psexec is an awesome utility to use for a large variety of things. – steve.lippert Jul 23 '10 at 15:48

How about:

"\\server\c$\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -version

You may have to adjust the path ("Program Files (x86)" for example).

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