With the Java SE service tag support, JDK/JRE will be automatically tagged at the installation time if the system has the Service Tags software installed. There is no change in the JDK/JRE installation instruction and there is no change in the Java runtime.
Technically, tagging a JDK/JRE means that creating a service tag, an XML entry, and adding it in the Service Tag registry located in the local filesystem of the system. This work is done automatically and silently as part of the installation process.
Uninstalling a tagged JDK/JRE will delete the service tag entry in the registry.
If a user installs a JDK/JRE on a system with no Service Tags Software, you want to enable the Sun Connection Discovery and Inventory service. You can download the Service Tags software at:
Install it on your system. You can then request to manually tag the JDK/JRE by running a utility bundled in the Java SE as follows:
This utility requires the owner of the installed JDK/JRE or super-user privilege to run.