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.