Unfortunately, Adobe doesn’t make this easy for the novice user, but bear with me and follow the steps exactly and you’ll disable the Adobe update manager from launching on it’s own. Here’s how to do it through the command line: You can double-check that the file has been created by looking in ~/Library/Preferences/ for the file.Now, theoretically at least, Adobe Update Manager will not launch on Mac user login and system boot.Take your designs further with Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Design & Web Premium software.Produce beautiful digital images with industry-standard Adobe Photoshop® CS6 Extended, craft sophisticated vector graphics that scale across media with Adobe Illustrator® CS6, and capture inspiration virtually anywhere with convenient Adobe Touch Apps for your i Pad or Android™ tablet.Open Server Manager and remove Web Server (IIS) and Windows Server Update Services roles.When asked for, leave the check boxes clear for the removal of WSUS database, log files and downloaded update files. During the installation of WSUS 3.0 SP2, the Server Manager on Windows Server 2008 [R2] actually looks for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Dynamic Installer for Server Manager [x64 Edition] (KB972493), but the update server is normally configured to receive updates from itself, and there’s no itself—functioning at least—for the moment.Express your wildest ideas at lightning speed with Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Design Standard software.
Again you need to create a file located at /Library/Preferences with the name com.adobe. You can usually get rid of Adobe Reader with little consequence, but if your job relies on other Adobe Creative Suite apps then it would not be a solution.
One of my biggest peeves of this app gluttony is the independently launched Adobe Update Manager, it rears its annoying head often on System boot and there is no obvious way to disable it through the preferences.
Guess what Adobe, when I want to update my independently installed 3rd party software I will do it myself!
As you’ll soon be able to tell, I am annoyed with Adobe Update Manager, and thankfully I found a way to disable it completely.
In case you didn’t know, Adobe Update Manager starts itself automatically on system launch and takes over your Mac while it sorts out whatever it does that I don’t want it to do, it’s the very definition of annoying. Admin.plist in your ~/Library/Preferences/ which can be done in two different ways, through the Terminal with a defaults write command, or by manually creating the file with a text editor.