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Stop acrobat from updating

This value is not customizable as the value is written at runtime.

The full path of the key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPolicies Adobe Acrobat Acrobat10.0Feature Lock Down.

The last and most current value may be written to HKLM or HKCU.

Because the Updater doesn't need elevated privileges to initiate a check or download updates, it will write to HKCU.

If you have Adobe Acrobat X installed on your management station, you can browse the registry to the setting you’ll be changing. After clicking Select, you’ll be taken to the New Registry Properties window.

(If you don’t, you can skip the next couple of steps and copy the entry manually.) In the Window that opens, click the “…” button next to Key Path. You’ll need to enter the following: Value name: b Updater Value type: REG_DWORD Value data: 00000000 Base: Hexadecimal If you didn’t have Adobe Acrobat X installed on your management station, you can enter the following: Action: Update Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Key Path: SOFTWAREPolicies Adobe Adobe Acrobat10.0Feature Lock Down Value name: b Updater Value type: REG_DWORD Value data: 00000000 Base: Hexadecimal When you click OK, it should look something like this in the Group Policy Management Editor: All that is left is to let Group Policy refresh on your test systems (or you can run a manually).

Here’s how to disable the Acrobat update checks so that your end users don’t see messages like this: This tutorial is intended for systems administrators that are using some kind of systems management product for updating 3rd party software like SCCM, Landesk, etc.

Many of the security flaws in 3rd party software can lead to malware infections and/or compromised computers.

If you open the Registry Editor, you should see the setting changed: Here’s the before and after in Adobe Acrobat X so you can see what the change should look like in the application: Kyle is a Systems Administrator with 15 years of experience.