Running Java with SAS/SPSS

This is a tutorial to allow SAS and SPSS applications to run properly with their required versions of Java while still in compliance with SafeConnect polices needed to access the UF network.

Note if this tutorial does not work or you are unable to complete it, please visit a DHNet@Home Help desk. The locations and hours of operation can be found in the link:

Additionally, those who feel comfortable with reconfiguring SAS can visit this link for steps on using SAS 9.3 with updated Java software. When following the steps provided, only change settings for Windows and for JRE. Residents do not need to be concerned with changing SAS for UNIX or JDK.


Step 1

Install the latest version of Java from Note: If you are running a 64-Bit Platform, be sure you are installing the 64-Bit version of Java, this can be found in the left column in the link for All Java Downloads.

Java Homepage


Step 2

Install the Java needed to run the SAS/SPSS program: Java 6 Update 24 from

Find Java 6 Update 24 among the list of Java. Accept the Licence Agreement, and download the Java SE Runtime Environemnt 6u24 for Windows

Java 6u24


Step 3

The following step will disable the plug-in for Java 6, this will allow the SafeConnect Policy Key to run compliant. Please follow the instructions for each specific browser.

Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer

2. Type ALT+T to display the Tools menu and choose Manage Add-ons. Choose “All items” from the “Show” drop-down menu. DISABLE “Java Plug-in –version number–“. Close Internet Explorer.

IE Addons

3.Type WINDOWS+R and then type in regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in\{VERSION}\UseJava2IExplorer and DELETE ONLY the Java 6 Update 24 keys under plugin and web start.

Note: 64-bit Windows users will need to change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in\{VERSION}\UseJava2IExplorer




1. Open Firefox and click the FIrefox button the top left corner > Add-Ons

2. Choose the Plug-ins tabs.

3. Select the Java plugin(s) and click DISABLE.

Firefox plugins

Google Chrome

1. Open Chrome and type chrome://plugins into the location bar.

2. Click Disable underneath the Java Plugin.

chrome plugin