I have the Java Control Panel (via preferences) set to NOT automatically update or to ask before installing. I've never had an unintended install.
We do too but it resets per the bug mentioned in the linked posts. It works fine in Java 8 once it is taken but once the javaapplet is removed, the preference is gone to. Once JRE 7 is reinstalled, the behavior returns.
Then it is down to the terminal command.
Do you possibly have both Java 7 and 8 installed at the same time?
I have Java 7.xx installed. I do have Java 8.xx installed on client machines. No 7 & 8 on a given machine.
Thank you for the post and replies.
FileMaker Server 13.0v10 has been released. “This update installs Java 8 and removes all dependencies on Java 7.”
The recommended version of Java for FileMaker Server 13.0v10 is Java 8 Update 45.