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How to disable automatic updates for mass deployment?

Hi there,

I would like to add Adobe Digital Edition 4.5 in my Golden Image. But, the problem is when I run Adobe Digital Edition, it ask to update the software even if I have the last one installed already.

I would like to disable the automatic updates feature.

Do you know if there is any registry key that I can add for that please?

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Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
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1. Create a file named adeupdaterconfig.cfg and copy the below lines.

{
"Version":"4.5.126523",
"EnableAutoUpdate":"0",
}

Place this file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5. Remove the ADEAutoUpdater_450.exe file from this location too.

2. Open registry using regedit command.Go to the below path.


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5]
"ConfigPath"="https://adedownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/digitaleditions/adeupdaterconfig.cfg"
"EnableAutoUpdate"="1"
"UpdaterPath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Adobe\\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5\\ADEAutoUpdater_450.exe"
"FeaturesPath"="http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/features.html"

Change the value for ConfigPath to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5\adeupdaterconfig.cfg

Change the value for EnableAutoUpdate to 0

Remove the UpdaterPath and FeaturesPath registry keys.So the final registry key will be

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5]
"ConfigPath"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5\adeupdaterconfig.cfg"
"EnableAutoUpdate"="0"

These changes should be done prior to first launch of the shortcut.

Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
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Top Answer

These are the registry settings I see in the machine where the update prompt is not happening.


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  • could you please copy/paste the exported reg file content of that key please - josue.mouco 5 years ago
    • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5]
      "ConfigPath"="https://adedownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/digitaleditions/adeupdaterconfig.cfg"
      "EnableAutoUpdate"="0"
      "FeaturesPath"="http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/features.html"
      "Features1"="Your DRM enabled books will now be automatically downloaded to all your devices."
      "Features2"=""
      "Features3"=""
      "Features4"=""
      "DownloadPath"="https://adedownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/digitaleditions/ADE_4.5_Installer.exe"
      "ReaderState"="0"
      "UpdaterPath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Adobe\\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5\\ADEAutoUpdater_450.exe"
      "UpdateInterval"="0"

      Do not remove the file or create any file as I have mentioned in my earlier posts. Will try with this settings first. - apptopack 5 years ago
Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
Red Belt
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Also the file is not removed in the machine where the update prompt is suppressed.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5\ADEAutoUpdater_450.exe"

Posted by: Pressanykey 5 years ago
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Hi,
after a bit of google'ing I found the following...

https://forums.adobe.com/message/2688029#2688029

It is for an older version, but might still apply...
You may also have to (as the answer suggest) install the standalone version.

Cheers
Phil
Posted by: josue.mouco 5 years ago
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Hi Phil,

Thank you so much for your answer.

The mess here is that I already have the latest version installed. Every time I run the software, it ask me to update now or later. None of those options seems to do anything.
Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
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Also note that if you have created a msi then use Activesetup or advertised shortcut to replicate this HKCU keys to all the users. If you are using silent switch make sure this HKCU key is replicated to all other users.

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  • I am using the original exe file "ADE_4.5_Installer.exe" and deploy it with the silent switch /s
    In order to replicate the HKCU settings, I use GPO Preferences on USER - josue.mouco 5 years ago
Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
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Kind Note: The steps I said above seems not to be stable. I will do some more rigorous tests and update it. Mean time you can give a try. There is something messing up with the exe and the config path https://adedownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/digitaleditions/adeupdaterconfig.cfg
Posted by: josue.mouco 5 years ago
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Hi Vigneshwaran4264,

Thank you for your answer!

I tried your solution but it doesn't work on my side, maybe I do something wrong. Please have a look on my screenshots, you may find something wrong on it.

Please notice that originally, I don't have any reg key under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5".

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Comments:
  • The value in the ConfigPath key should not have quotes. You have said you didn't see the HKCU initially, can you search for Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 in the registry where it is present. - apptopack 5 years ago
    • I tried both with and without quotes, same result - josue.mouco 5 years ago
    • Found ADE key only there: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5] and [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5] - josue.mouco 5 years ago
      • It worked for me in a machine. when I re tested in another machine it prompted the same. I guess there is something with the shortcut exe. I am testing it further. will keep you posted. - apptopack 5 years ago
Posted by: anonymous_9363 5 years ago
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I know several applications which are picky about the format that the text files that they use are saved in so if you saved the CFG as 'ANSI' and the update disabling hasn't worked, try it again saved in 'Unicode' or, more likely, 'UTF-8'.

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