Our JIRA instance currently have Java version 1.6 and we're running JIRA 6.2. We weren't aware that it wasn't the correct version to have on the machine for JIRA till a few days ago. So I've been spending a good amount of time over the past few days trying to upgrade the Java that JIRA is using to 1.7 instead of 1.6. I've changed the "JAVA_HOME" enviroment variable to use it, and that didn't work. I tried changing the enabled state of the 1.6 java version in Control Panel > Java and that didn't do it. I also changed the "path" enviroment variable to use the 1.7 Java but it's still not loading JIRA with the correct version.
I've done some research on this subject before coming here and I just can't seem to find a solution. What should I do?
EDIT: If it helps at all, we're running on a Windows 2008 server and JIRA is run as a service.
JIRA comes bundled with its own JRE assuming standalone. The JAVA_HOME value is set in the startup scripts to use that embedded JRE.
Why do you say its the wrong version?
You can force JIRA to use the system JRE, https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/How+to+Use+System+JRE+Instead+of+Embedded+JRE
Because the version of java that JIRA is using is 1.6 where as it states here https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/270020/jira-6-2-version-is-slower-than-5-2-versionthat JIRA 6.2 was made for 1.7 and not 1.6. Yes it may work, but it hasn't been tested with 1.6.
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