We all know how easy it is to deploy Java to all of our computers using PDQ Deploy. If you would like a refresher you can watch this video where we deploy Java 8.
Managing Java's Control Panel and Exception site list from a single source is not only possible, but totally do-able and you can also use PDQ Deploy to help you do this. Let's manage the Java 8 control panel and exception site list from a single source. To do this, in addition to your own customized properties file, you'll need two additional files.
Create a deployment.config File
A default deployment.properties file, located in a User's profile is where the control panel and exception site list are usually managed. However, this is only on a per-user basis. This is not too helpful to a sys admin needing to manage multiple computers or maintain standard settings across their enterprise.