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Old 09-10-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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disable "Adobe Updater" in Photoshop CS2 package?

Hi everyone,

I'm building a custom installer for Adobe Photoshop CS2 using Apple's PackageMaker for our campus use. One piece I can't seem to figure out is how to disable the "Adobe Updater". (We use "keyed" versions of the applications because of our limited site license, and the version of the app has to exactly match the version for which we purchased the license -- we cannot allow our users to update, or it breaks the keyed app.)

I have removed the "Adobe Updater" application from /Applications/Utilities/ in my package_contents folder. This works great EXCEPT for the fact that every time I open Photoshop, I am now given the error "The Adobe Updater could not be started. Please reinstall the application and components."

So, does anyone know where the information is stored that tells Photoshop to update or not to update? How do I stop it from trying to load the Adobe Updater at all?

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Old 09-12-2005, 02:53 PM   #2
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Hey Scott,

I ran into the same problem on just a single machine and I think I have a solution. At first I tried removing the updater application, but kept getting that error message upon starting any of the programs within Creative Suite CS2. I put the updater application back in it's folder, deleted the other files in that folder (Data, Install, and AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat) and tried starting it up. It actually came up with a window that I had never seen before. I had all of the usuall options for determining when, if, and how to check for updates. Therew was a checkbox to enable/disable the automatic updates! Huraay! Now I can continue being the happy control freak that I am ;o)

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Old 09-16-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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Jim,

Excellent. I'll give it a try.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
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Smile SOLVED: disable "Adobe Updater" in Photoshop CS2 package

I found a definitive answer:

1) I still remove "Adobe Updater" from /Applications/Utilities/
2) I have (apparently -- feeble memory) removed all files except AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat like Jim suggested from ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Updater
3) I modified AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat to turn off updates for all Adobe products for which I was building installers.

Here are the complete contents of the revised ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Updater/AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<AdobeUpdater>
<LastDateCheck>2005-09-08</LastDateCheck>
<AutoCheck>0</AutoCheck>
<AutoCheckType>0</AutoCheckType>
<ApplicationsEnabled>
<MapPrefEntry MapPrefKey="bridge1">0</MapPrefEntry>
<MapPrefEntry MapPrefKey="helpcenter1">0</MapPrefEntry>
<MapPrefEntry MapPrefKey="illustrator12-en_US-LIC">0</MapPrefEntry>
<MapPrefEntry MapPrefKey="photoshop9-en_US-LIC">1</MapPrefEntry>
<MapPrefEntry MapPrefKey="stockphotos1">0</MapPrefEntry>
</ApplicationsEnabled>
</AdobeUpdater>
Hope this helps someone else! Thanks for the help, Jim.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:13 AM   #5
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Awesome!
Working like a rock!

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