Does anyone have a script that will disable auto updates for adobe reader, java, firefox and itunes? If so, do you mind sharing the xml from the script?

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Creating a universal script would not be good enough. Each of these software have different methods for disabling auto-updates.
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I'm afraid the products in your list all have very different methods for disabling auto-updates, so a universal script might be hard to come by.

Good luck though!

Answered 05/08/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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No universal script but I have disabled auto updates individually using the methods below:

- Adobe Reader - disabled and deployed via the Adobe Customization Wizard

- Java RE- disabled via a registry scripts. Keys/Values for 32/64 bit are:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]


- Firefox - deployed two pre-configured files via a script.

copy "\\networkshare\local-settings.js" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\local-settings.js" /y

copy "\\networkshare\mozilla.cfg" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozilla.cfg" /y

local-settings.js contains:

 pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); // only needed if you do not want to obscure the content with ROT-13
 pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");

mozilla.cfg contains:

lockPref("app.update.enabled", false);

Modify as needed for 32/64 bit!

Answered 05/08/2012 by: jegolf
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