I believe we will be switching to Native client launchers soon. Unfortunately we are just having way too many issues with various versions of Java 6,7,8. I was able to get some users to upgrade from Java 6 > 7, but then after going Ignition 7.8 > 7.9 the clients cant launch. There are tons of areas of Java caches and it seemly takes hours per system to find them all for our IT folks.
Any other advice besides NCL? I like WebStart for the user convenience, but I am sick of it causing us downtime! How do others launch clients and maintain the links on users system? We have a high-project environment with low number of users per project.