Adobe Creative Cloud - Bypass UAC

We have a user that is a Standard User within windows 7 ProX64 that needs to update creative cloud and it's products periodically to avoid problems related to not updating. The problem is she is not an admin on the computer and these updates require an admin user to type their credentials in with UAC.

Creative cloud says they can fix it by adjusting the registry for $150 (allow updates without UAC involvement).  I have been unable to find this registry entry on my own.   Any help would be appreciated.
Jordon DarlingPresidentAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
Ok, since you did not mention the version, I assume it's all about Adobe CC 14.
Links to patches are found here: http://prodesigntools.com/adobe-cc-2014-updates-links-windows.html
If I take those links and for example download the 1 MB of http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/FlashPro14.0PR-64bit/14.0.1/setup.zip?PID=2159997 I get a zipfile and inside an installer. That patch installer seems to accept silent switches as documented on earlier versions by adobe as found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/do-silent-install-creative-suite-1.html
AdobePatchInstaller.exe --mode=silent
would be your solution, it seems.

But since that CC14 is huge, there are many patches and the effort would be very great. So it would be best to go another route. Ask Adobe if their product is incompatible to use without admin rights. They will say "no!". Then ask if it is true that you have to update it to be able to continue using it. They might say yes. If they do, then ask them to kindly provide a way to update their product as a non-admin, because you  didn't pay for a product that cannot be used without administrative rights.
Maybe that will make them feel different about the 150 bucks they asked for.
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joinaunionCommented:
Can you not just deploy the updates?
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/packager.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/packager/deploying-packages.html

Please let us know if this is not a option for you.
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Jordon DarlingPresidentAuthor Commented:
We only have one user with this product. It looks like this may be too much ongoing labor to just update creative cloud with the packager. It may be easier to just remote in and provide UAC password every time.  

I am very unfamiliar with how the packager works, Is it difficult to deploy updates with this?
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joinaunionCommented:
It wouldn't be difficult to deploy, but based on your situation I agree it would be easier to do the remote procedure.
I suppose the real question is how often are you having to apply updates for the program?

If it's not that often then save yourself the 150 and continue with remote.
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Jordon DarlingPresidentAuthor Commented:
We have to update about twice a month. Basically when the updates are so far behind that the downloaded fonts get removed. I would prefer that she can update more frequently but that is certainly not required to fill the need.

Is there any information on the registry entry that creative cloud would be manipulating?
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McKnifeCommented:
This can be solved, if the update installation can be scripted. That means, update.exe or whatever it is called will need to support switches like /silent for example. Can you find that out? If you can't, please link the download of such an update.

Plan would be to use a scheduled task that works with alternate credentials to run the update script.
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Jordon DarlingPresidentAuthor Commented:
Mcknife - I am unaware of a simple update exe that can be run silently.  If I remember right the update was done within the creative cloud exe and that is where UAC asked for permission.

If anyone knows where this registry entry is and how to manipulate it to bypass UAC then please let me know.

Thanks!
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McKnifeCommented:
There's no general solution to such a problem, no regkey. You could experiment with editing ACLs of the registry keys, that's all. For sure, there is no regkey that would work like a switch.

Tell me: What version do you have and what version number are you heading for?
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Jordon DarlingPresidentAuthor Commented:
To summarize the progress on issue so far:

-Client is Standard User in windows, preventing her from updating creative cloud and the apps it manages
-Creative Cloud said they can allow a standard user to update creative cloud without UAC credentials by editing registry but at a cost of $150 one time fee
-Without updates creative cloud stops working, and the subscription apps such as InDesign ect.
-Currently we Remote update for the user every time it needs updated.
-Only one user has creative cloud (reoccurring labor that equals more labor than a remote session is not a solve)

Our version number we are heading for is the newest version for any given day. a one time update is not a solve for this issue. The user needs to be able to update frequently without needing to provide admin credentials.

Thanks!
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McKnifeCommented:
If http:#a40758693 is no solution, then I don't know what. There is no other way to address this.
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Jordon DarlingPresidentAuthor Commented:
Thank you McKnife for your assistance.

We have decided to update as needed. Your solution would be great if it was for a large amount of users. For that scenario it is a very acceptable solution.
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McKnifeCommented:
I proposed to argue with Adobe. Didn't you try?
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