How To Disable Automatic Updates In Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat Pro

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: ALL

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Updated: August 15, 2014



Administrator needs to disable automatic updates in Adobe Acrobat Reader and/or Adobe Acrobat Professional.


Administrators typically prefer to disable Adobe automatic updates, especially with packaged applications. End users may be presented with update information every time they log in to a non-persistent desktop. Disabling the following setting in the user interface prevents the prompt from appearing:


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It is possible to disable automatic updates using a registry setting in ProfileUnity.

Action: Add Value
Key: SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM
Value: iCheck
Data: 0 (zero)

Below is a screen shot of the registry setting configuration.


Note: Other valid options for the iCheck value are as follows:

'Automatically Install Updates': Set iCheck to 3

'Automatically download updates, but let me choose when to install them': Set iCheck to 2


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