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Java Upgrade

By April 6th, most central computing systems will be able to work with Java version 1.7.51. This includes, among others:
  • Application Manager (AppWorx)
  • Banner
  • Institutional Reporting (IRA)
  • Kronos
  • Oracle eBusiness Suite Applications (Financials, Procurement, HRMS)
  • NolijWeb
  • DarTV
  • VPN

Since this newer version of Java is more secure than earlier versions, we would like everyone to upgrade to version 1.7.51 of Java as soon as possible after April 6th. Step-by-step instructions on locating the version of Java currently installed on your computer, and on how to upgrade can be found online at

While Java 1.6.x will continue to work for accessing these systems for a period of time, since the vendor is no longer providing security patches for Java 1.6.x, we encourage everyone to upgrade. It is also important to note that in June of 2014 the Kronos system will be upgraded. At that time, Kronos will no longer work with Java 1.6.x; it will require Java 1.7.51.

Those central systems that are unable to use an updated version of Java include:

  • Coeus
  • Johnson Controls

Users of the Coeus, FAMIS and Johnson Controls systems will be contacted individually with information about how to access these systems after April 5th.

If you have questions about this, please contact the IT Service Desk at 603-646-2999 or via email at


Last Updated: 3/31/14