As far as I know (see saved links, below) Premiere Pro will NOT work from, or on, a network... that is simply outside the program's design
Win Server is NOT supported http://forums.adobe.com/thread/851602
Not in a Network environment http://forums.adobe.com/thread/771151
-a work around, of sorts http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957523
-and not on a "domain" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/858977
Thanks for the prompt feed back and links John.
Technically,I am not running the software on a network, as it will be installed on the local disks of the Windows 20088 R2 system and, since the users will be logging onto that server through RDP/RDS, they will also be logged on locally. Essentially, all resources will be local from the application's perspective.
While it is good to know that Adobe does not officially support installing on Windows 2008 R2, it is not very forward thinking in my humble opinion. Given the popularity of Cloud Computing using Terminal Server (RDP/RDS), XenServer and or VMWare View, this challenge will be faced by an increasing number of businesses in the months to come. In fact the very reason I am researching this issue is for a customer that wants to move to a cloud hosted Terminal Server environment.
Not trying to be argumentative, just making an observation regarding current market trends.
Again, thank you very much for your prompt response and helpful tips.
Tell Adobe what you want... enough requests, and they may re-program for a network
Bug Report and Feature Request https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
Probably not what you mean/want, but Adobe does now offer subscription based software... I do not (and will not) do that, so you will need to go to Adobe's product page(s) to find out more... click the red A at the top left of every page
>observation regarding current market trends
I do not work for Adobe... I am not a Beta tester... I only read what is posted in the forums
Having said that, my advice would be to NOT hold your breath waiting for Adobe to add network functionality to Premiere Pro any time soon
In my view (again, lots of reading) Adobe's target with PPro is the one computer, one editor market... not the type of editing done by a group using a network... and not the type of install that is on or uses a network
I haven't looked in awhile, but I think one of the links I saved/posted mentions "big studio" software that does run on a network... for $50k or so
If Adobe ever see enough of a network market to justify the $$ to rewrite the product I would GUESS the price for that product will be a LOT more than the current standalone PPro, even if less than $50k
But, as I started this... tell Adobe what you want