ARCHIVED Bulletin: Java Update for Kronos Users (Posted April 18, 2008)

On April 19, a system patch will be applied to Kronos to incorporate a recent security update to the Java software used to run Kronos. After the patch has been applied, users on Windows PC machines will be required to install a new version of Java, JRE 1.5.0_15, when they next login to Kronos. No action is required for Mac users.

Action Required for PC Users Beginning April 19, 2008

Windows PC users should install the updated version of Java beginning April 19. We encourage you to complete the Java installation as soon as possible after April 19, so that any issues can be resolved with your local desktop support prior to the end of the April 30 pay period.

  • If you are not able to install or uninstall software on your computer, please contact your school / department desktop support resource to assist you.
  • If you are able to install software on your computer, please follow the instructions below.

Java Installation

The Java installation will take less than 5 minutes if you have administrator rights on your computer. The updated version of Java will be available via the Employee Info tab in Axess.

Optional Configuration Steps

  • To maintain desktop security, it is also advised that you uninstall the older version of Java, JRE 1.5.0_10, used to run Kronos. Locate this version of Java in your Control Panel and uninstall.
    • Go to the Start menu > Settings > Control Panel
    • Double-click Add or Remove Programs
    • Select J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10
    • Click Remove
    • Click Yes to confirm removal
    • Close the Add or Remove Programs window
  • If you are a Time & Leave Administrator, it is recommended that you turn off Java automatic updates:
    • Go to the Start menu > Settings > Control Panel
    • Double-click the Java icon
    • Click the Update tab
    • Uncheck the box labeled Check for Updates Automatically
    • Click Never Check
    • Click Apply
    • Click OK

Getting Help

  • If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, your local desktop support will need to assist you with the update. To facilitate this, the update will be available through the Bigfix Patch Management System used by many local desktop support groups.
  • If you have any questions concerning this process, please submit a HelpSU request and it will be addressed as quickly as possible.


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