Adobe CC files: Edit directly off file server?

I know that Adobe has traditionally not supported directly editing Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator files off a file server over an Ethernet LAN. Is this still the case?

Anyone doing this with Mac clients on a Windows Server without using Acronis Access Connect?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Nobody that I know of does that.  You should always work with a copy until you have the results you want.  Then post or upload the new version.
David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
The easy way to do this is host your data on a Linux machine, then mount the data on various other OSes.

Many ways to do this + usually easiest to use Linux as the data host.
People don't do that because the slight transactional delay across the network amplifies and causes a tremendous slowdown in the behavior of those programs.  I always tell people to copy it to the local disk, then copy it back.
Jim RiddlesPrepress/OMS SpecialistCommented:
Our company has been working off the network with Abode and Quark products since before I started here over 18 years ago.  We initially used an IBM AIX server as the file server, then a Mac OS X server, and currently an Ubuntu Server.  We have rarely had issues with this setup in the past, but it definitely seems that recently (last couple of years) it has gotten to be more problematic.

Although I have tried to encourage my users to heed Adobe's advice and work locally, they would rather complain about the occasional crashes than change their working habits.

Unfortunately, I can not offer any advice for working from a Windows file server.  I would suggest you heed Adobe's advice, and work local, or follow David's advice and stick with a Linux file server.  Although as I have mentioned, expect some random crashes.
Jim RiddlesPrepress/OMS SpecialistCommented:
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