How to disable Adobe Updater remotely on all machines?

We have Adobe Reader installed on all the machines on our network; about 200.  Adobe Updater seems to all run at the same time and it brings our network to a crawl.  How can I disable this remotely?

I have an MSI for it with it disabled but the machines all have different versions and things already installed so I can't just push it for fear it screws up things.  Uninstalling them one by one will take a long time unless there is  way to do it automagically.

I'm looking for a solution to disable it now until we can install the MSI version.
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norcaltyAsked:
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stephen_c01Commented:
Deploy the attached reg file. We do it from a logon script, or write a gpo.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Updater] 

"Enterprise"=dword:00000001

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Vadim RappCommented:
Another way: figure out the url it connects to, and block it on the firewall.
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norcaltyAuthor Commented:
Yeah we tried that and it just keeps trying and trying to get to the URL... We are testing the Reg edit now.  Thanks.
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Vadim RappCommented:
>  I can't just push it for fear it screws up things

In cases like this, I usually create a "pilot" group from the most sheepish users, and try on them first. Then maybe another group and so on, so they don't yell all at once. One-two yell from the next group, you address them, then move to the next group.
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stephen_c01Commented:
I do agree to do your own testing,

but as justification, we run that reg file on 10000+ computers on a large educational campus.
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