How to disable automatic sharing of 'usage information' in Adobe Reader DC

Apparently, sharing of usage information is automatically turned on in the latest version of Adobe Reader DC and it has to be turned off manually by choosing Preferences and schooling down to Usage Information on the left and unchecking the box.

Can this be turned off during the install? The last thing I need is more stuff running in the background on my old machines when I deploy software.



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  • To disable usage info in Acrobat DC run a Command Step with this command:

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown" /v bUsageMeasurement /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    If you are using the Classic track then create this value

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\FeatureLockDown" /v bUsageMeasurement /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    We'll add this to the next release of Reader DC and DC Classic.



  • Thanks, worked great! Sorry I guess I posted this in Inventory instead of the Deploy forum, but thanks again.

  • I've moved this to the appropriate forum so others can benefit from the answer.


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