Cannot change default R version in Rstudio Server Pro

I'm using 1.2.5019-6 Professional (Elderflower), in which the default R version is 3.5.1.
I needed >=3.6 for installing BiocManager 3.1 (, and so I just installed R v3.6.2 today following the instructions at As per the instructions, I set the install location to /opt/R/3.6.2/.

I can now select v3.6.2 in any R session, but 3.5.1 is always set when starting a new session. I've tried to change the "Default version of R:" in the options to v3.6.2, but it always reverts back to "(Use System Default)". ie., I go back to options, and that setting has reverted. I don't have any special settings in the server config files listed at

If a version of R is found on PATH it is used as the default version for new sessions. So you can alter the default version by changing PATH. Other possibilities are covered in the documentation.

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