RE: Adobe is at it again...annoyed by Internet only activation? Adobe's really stepped up the game with Internet only installation!

Subject: RE: Adobe is at it again...annoyed by Internet only activation? Adobe's really stepped up the game with Internet only installation!
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 13:46:46 -0400

The CS6 system requirements say, "This software will not operate without
activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required
for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to
online services. Phone activation is not available."

If it matchs the spec, it gets through testing, right?


-----Original Message-----
From: Gregory P Sweet
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 1:18 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Adobe is at it again...annoyed by Internet only activation?
Adobe's really stepped up the game with Internet only installation!

Adobe has decided to cling to the pipedream that every single one of
their users has unfettered access to the Internet and expanded the
Internet only activation requirement to just about all of the CS6
products. I just got upgrade coupons for Illustrator, InDesign, and
Production Premium. If I try to install with the serial number that I
legally licensed, the installer bombs out attempting to silently connect
to the internet. I had minor hopes it would work, as the installers do
detect the proxy and ask for credentials, but alas no, it just sits and
spins. The very worst, most egregious part is Adobe forgot to put a
cancel button on the installer so you can't even shut the process down
elegantly when it blows up.

Think you can get around it by installing the trial and then entering
the serial number, think again, entering the serial number does the same
thing, sit and watch as it just spins and spins and spins, never getting
that connection. Again, no cancel button.

BTW: I ran TCPview to see what it was doing. In both cases, Adobe is
attempting to get a silent connection for an app called PDapp.exe. It's
almost fun to run TCPview and watch it cycle through all available ports
and fail to get a connection.

How the hell did this get through beta testing?




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