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Adobe Update
--Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Adobe Creative Cloud include an automatic update mech
anism that is part of the Adobe Application Manager and Adobe Creative Cloud des
ktop application (respectively). By default, this update mechanism uses an Inter
net connection to check Adobe servers for available updates to installed CS6 or
Creative Cloud applications. In certain circumstances, system administrators wan
t to disable these connections. You can disable these connections at the time of
deployment using features in the Creative Cloud Packager.
This document explains how to disable the connections after deployment, or when
using other deployment methods.

Machine-wide disablement
To disable access to updates for all users on a given machine, administrators ca
n create an admin preference file. (This file disables access to updates both fr
om the Help > Updates menu, as well as automatic update checks.) Create a plaintext file named AdobeUpdaterAdminPrefs.dat with the following contents:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
Put the file in the following location:
Mac OS <Startup Disk>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/AAMUpdaterInventory/1.0
Windows 7.0 and Higher (32 bit)
C:\Program files\common files\adobe\AAM
Windows 7.0 and higher (64 bit) C:\Program files(x86)\common files\adobe\AAMUpda
Note: It also prevents administrators from checking for updates and installing u
pdates through that update check. This is easily dealt with by simply renaming t
he AdobeUpdaterAdminPrefs.dat file, running the update check and installation wi
th the Adobe Application Manager, then restoring the file to its original name.
Alternatively, with the system-wide update disablement in place, administrators
can install updates by downloading them from the Adobe product updates page.

User account disablement

updates through the Updates command on the Help menu in any Adobe Creative Suite 6 or Creative C loud application.0/Adob .dat with c as follows: At time of installation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 <?xml version="1. put the file in the following location. Use rs can still manually initiate checks for and installations of. use the system-wide method described above. overwriting the existing file in the later case: Mac OS /Users/<user name>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/AAMUpdater/1.Note: This method disables onyl the automatic update check and notification. In both cases. create a plain-text ontents that vary based on the situation varies based on whether the action is t or post-installation and post-product u file named AdobeUpdaterPrefs.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <Preferences> <UpdaterPrefSchedCheckFreq>3</UpdaterPrefSchedCheckFreq> <Automatic>3</Automatic> </Preferences> In both of the above cases. sage.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <Preferences> <UpdaterPrefSchedCheckFreq>3</UpdaterPrefSchedCheckFreq> <IsScheduledTaskAdded>0</IsScheduledTaskAdded> <IsScheduledTaskNeeded>0</IsScheduledTaskNeeded> </Preferences> Post-install. Disabling updates based on user accounts aking place at the time of installation. If it's necessary to prevent users from calling update checks and installations. post-product usage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 <?xml version="1.

0\AdobeUpdaterPrefs. 0\AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat Windows 7.dat Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.eUpdaterPrefs.0 and Higher C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.dat .