Disable Java Auto Update without registry modification?

Recently i had to install Oracle Java on a Terminal server and was curious, if it's possible to configure the package that the auto update feature is disabled without any registry configuration?

Custom configuration

On the Oracle website i found a great article about the possibility to pass a configuration file to the installer:

Here's the syntax to install Java silently with a custom configuration:

jre-8u121-windows-x64.exe -s INSTALLCFG="C:\Install\Java\java.settings.cfg"

AUTO_UPDATE=Disable EULA=Disable NOSTARTMENU=Enable SPONSORS=Disable

You can find a full reference of all configuration items here: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/install/config.html

Please be careful when using the "REMOVEOUTOFDATEJRES=1" option, because when you install the same Java version in a different architecture, the other architecture with the same version is being removed during the installation!

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