While I’m on the subject of deployment, along with Adobe, I get “How can I deploy Java”?

This one is even easier.

In this example I’ll use Java 6 Update 22.

Download the offline installer.  In this case the filename is jre-6u22-windows-i586-s.exe, and save it to your network share.

Go into SCE and create a new software package, point to the file above that you saved on your network share.  The additional installation parameters are “/s”  no quotes, it’s that easy.  This will install java silently and one less thing you have to worry about.