So we’ve gone to a lot of effort to get CS5 working, for standard users. There are few users who have admin rights to their laptops, I get worried about updates to major applications like Adobe as sometimes things change or cause a problem in the environment we have. Adobe have this article on disabling updates – I chose to disable machine wide.
- Users, especially those without admin accounts won’t be nagged about an update being available they can’t install anyway
- I don’t need to worry about an update causing a problem
If you use the method in the article the check for updates option won’t even appear in the menus! Of course an update can still be installed manually, however without being notified that there are updates available, and no easy menu option to check for updates, I find majority of your users won’t go manually searching unless there is something very specific they need. Hopefully they’ll talk to you first!
Note: I’m yet to have a go with the Adobe Software Update Server.. Does it work well for you?