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Dec 8, 2010

Are Links Better Than A Fruitcake?

It’s the holiday season and I am feeling in a giving mood. Inspired by listening to the Los Straitjackets surf rock holiday album and this eggnog I’m sipping I thought I would give the gift that keeps on giving: hyperlinks! I don’t know your size or if you have food allergies but I do know you have a web browser with an internet connection. (Not exactly sure how you would be reading this otherwise.) Therefore I would like to share some links to Adobe articles that I have run across that might be of use. Uninstalling and disabling things are truly the kind of thing that brings a smile to the faces of IT admins this time of year.

Silent install/uninstall CS3:

Silent install/uninstall CS4:

(Why am I giving links to uninstalling CS3 and CS4? You might want to uninstall the older Suites before deploying CS5.)

Disable CS Live internet access from CS5 applications for system administrators:

Disable internet access from CS5 Community Help Client for system administrators:

Disabling Adobe Application Manager automatic updates for system administrators:

Jody Rodgers | Product Manager | Enterprise & Volume | Creative Suite

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  • By Don Montalvo - 9:46 AM on December 9, 2010   Reply

    Thanks Jody!

    This is very useful, as we’ve gained agreement with our pilot testers, we’ll be removing any existing CS/Acrobat installs before pushing Adobe CS5 Master Collection and Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 to them. This should help to get the pilot testing completed, and to get the full deployment rolling.


  • By James Fuller - 8:52 AM on December 17, 2010   Reply

    Hi Jody,
    Thanks for sharing these enlightening articles. It should help us quite a bit in our Adobe CS5 adoption.

    BTW: When are we going to have lunch? And have you received your CCA certificate yet?


    • By Jody Rodgers - 1:00 AM on January 20, 2011   Reply

      James! Who replies a month later? Sorry. I finally got my JAMF CCA certificate, shirt, and drink coupon like last week. The drink coupon made me laugh. My 2011 resolution is to get trained/certified in other deployment solutions. You know, like merit badges? 😉

      Jody Rodgers | Product Manager| Enterprise & Volume | Creative Suite

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