The ability to turn off the auto update capability has been known for some time but we never managed to provide an updated article showing the corresponding registry key for Autodesk Design Review.
Many users find this to be a good workaround if the product starts up very slow initially,due to Internet connection restrictions or speed.
This can be done by editing this registry entry in the following way:
- InitialCheck 1
- DoNotShowAgain 1
- CheckInterval 0
Initial check is there to verify ADR has been started at least once. If you set it to "zero", it will be reset to "one" each time ADR is run.
These registry settings do need to be applied on a per machine basis. User who are interested to roll this out across many seats at once, should create a *.reg file with these settings. One way of pushing it out could be by using a start up script.
FYI for XP64 the key is located here:
Took me awhile to find that one.
Posted by: David Kingham | July 11, 2008 at 11:48 AM
I find that when I set this in HKLM it is ignored. I have to change it under the current user reg key and set it like this:
Posted by: Collin | August 21, 2008 at 06:46 PM
This doesn't seems to work and it's a pain unfortunately. I have tried on HKLM/HKCU and both didn't work. It keeps popping up with the dialog box. Are you sure the registry keys work?
Posted by: Ray | November 26, 2008 at 05:03 PM
I am not aware that it does not work but we would be happy to try and assit you.
Please contact me directly and I will see how to drive this forward best.
Posted by: Volker Joseph | November 26, 2008 at 07:07 PM
I've experienced the problems with AutoUpdate - I think our IT Div's security settings are blocking access.
Have the problems that have been reported been resolved?
I'd be interested in the batch file option, but I'm not sure how to go about it.
Thanks for any help you & AutoDesk can provide,
Posted by: Jim | December 01, 2008 at 05:28 AM