Hi,

I am currently working on the application 'Adobe Reader 10.0'. Please can any one help me in disable the check for update functionality. While installing the main exe I could find the msi, cab file and other components available in the %allusersprofile%. By using the msi I could create a MST. If any one help in getting the registry entries so that I can add in the MST and deploy it.
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Please see sample registries hope this help;

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown] "bUpdater"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\7.0\FeatureLockdown] "bUpdater"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\FeatureLockdown] "bUpdater"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockdown] "bUpdater"=dword:00000000
Answered 12/10/2010 by: Rameioj
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  • This script I modified a little, but it works well in our global environment:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"=-
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "Adobe ARM"=-
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"=-
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "Adobe ARM"=-
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\FeatureLockDown]
    "bUpdater"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockDown]
    "bUpdater"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\FeatureLockDown]
    "bUpdater"=dword:00000000

    Thank you - dgarden for the reg entries!
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There is normally a Customisation Wizard that Adobe produce for acrobat not sure if they have released version 10 yet but that will have options in to change these options it also creates an MST where you can add extra Registry settings hope this helps
Answered 12/10/2010 by: langa100
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As langa100 suggested you can use customization tool to disable updates.
Answered 12/10/2010 by: Manu77
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See my entry in this post.. http://itninja.com/question/adobe-reader-x

Until Adobe Releases the "Adobe Customization Tool" for version 10 of their Reader application. The only way to do this is to Add the Registry Keys during install. Please note, that adding the registry keys will only disable the Update option in the Help Menu for Non Administrators of the computer. For a full list of all the features please download the Adobe AIM (Administrators Information Manager) from http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83709.html

According to AIM, bUpdater does the following "Disables automatic updates and disables the associated user interface items"

KeyPath = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\FeatureLockdown"
ValueName = "bUpdater"
dwValue = 0
Answered 12/15/2010 by: 16Colors
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Were you able to disable the auto update?
Answered 12/16/2010 by: WiseAppPackager
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I saw an entry for the new CW - http://forums.adobe.com/message/3286825#3286825
I wasn't able to find it on the Adobe Site directly, so maybe its beta or something, but in a short test it worked:
http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/10.x/10.0.0/misc/Cus tWiz1000_en_US.exe

Does Someone know how to deactivate the protected mode with the CW?


Edit:
Found it!
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83709.html
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/10.x/10.0.0/misc/


Edit2:
I forgot to mention that Adobe gives a hint for that in a FAQ - http://learn.adobe.com/wiki/display/security/Protected+Mode+FAQ
Can Protected Mode be configured through the Customization Wizard?
Yes, in some respects. The registry settings to use custom policies, toggle Protected Mode, and lock the UI settings so end users can't change them are all configurable just like any other registry setting.
Answered 12/16/2010 by: SuicidaL
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you can disable the protected mode with the following reg:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Privileged]
"bProtectedMode"=dword:00000000
Answered 12/20/2010 by: tim@packedapps.ca
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Good Afternoon,

I am able to deploy Adobe Reader 10.0.1 (AdbeRdr1001_en_US.exe) using SCCM and identify/incorporate turning off the "protected mode" settings now found in this package. I was able to run a registry change against it successfully. This package unfortunately does not allow me to use Adobe's Customization Tool to set this feature so that whomever logs into the system, the settings are global. If possible, does anyone know if there is a global setting within the registry where I can turn off the protected mode? If not, where on Adobe's web site can I download an us-english only MSI package where I can then use the Customization tool and set it there. The reason I need this is I have multiple users that float throughout the organization and need to be able to have this set for any/all users.

The systems are all Windows XP sp3 currently.

Any suggestions would be great. Tks for any assistance.
Mark
Answered 05/17/2011 by: MarkR1955
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Hello MarkR1955
when you have downloaded Acrobat Reader and started the installation please rest at welcome screen. Then look to your disk, Adobe has created a setup directory where the Acroread.msi is been placed. At Windows 7 it is C.\ProgrammData\Adobe\Setup, at Windows XP isuggest it will be Dcumetnts and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Setup.
Ther you will have the rewuired MSI-File
Answered 06/24/2011 by: ravensanger
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ORIGINAL: [email=tim@packedapps.ca]tim@packedapps.ca[/email]

you can disable the protected mode with the following reg:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Privileged]
"bProtectedMode"=dword:00000000




This worked for me. thanks!
Answered 06/26/2011 by: appstan
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I have disabled the automatic updates using ADobe Customization Wizard, but the updates tab still available to user, and any user can change it.

There's a way to block or supress this option/tab?

Answered 04/10/2012 by: Rodrigo Vecchi
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  • I disabled automatic updates in version 11.0 which might work for you, listed below :
    1. Opening the Adobe Reader program and Clicking on Edit --> Preferences -->
    2. On the Preferences window scroll down to 'Updater' and tick it
    3. In the window to the left tick 'Do not download or install updates'
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There is a special tool for disabling/enabling software updates using vendor-recommended methods (i.e. no hacks/spy's of any kind). It works with Adobe, Google, Firefox and some others. It may help you: www.updatefreezer.org

Answered 05/24/2012 by: Alexey
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  • This is a cool app, do you deploy it via Kace
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