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If your machines running Acrobat have no internet access and an internal license server would have no internet access, you can disable e-licensing through the Licensing Web Site.
As I understand things, disabling e-licensing would be OK for the 1 year grace period which Adobe is allowing from Nov. 2006.
But after that period e-licensing will be mandatory.
So the issue remains as to how to license Adobe products when there is no internet access in a corporate environment.
The ALM Ramp-up Period is a year-long period during which all customers have the option to opt out of ALM for orders placed between launch and late-2007. After the Ramp-up Period is over, customers with special network environments or pre-existing software asset management systems can request through their salesperson to opt out of ALM, but that option will be granted on a more limited basis than at present.
Also notice that the ramp up period provides the ability for customers to disable e-licensing for any order (which will not be the case necessarily as Maan Ha indicated above). However, it is important to clarify that if you install Acrobat 8 on a given machine with e-licensing disabled, e-licensing will continue to be disabled on that machine with no expiration.
I have a similar situation to Steve; I *thought* using an in-house server would address the issue, but apparently I was wrong (as it's still trying to contact Adobe). Are you saying that there's no way to charge the LCSU with the licenses without an internet connection, even if I've downloaded the client setup file locally
If so, how do I revert to the disabled setting?
John F. Meehan
That is correct, with an in-house license server, the server needs to connect to Adobe to download a batch of e-licenses, but the user's machines only need to be able to connect to your license server.
If you have orders in LWS for which you have not yet setup e-licenses, you can disable e-licensing through LWS. Otherwise, you can call Adobe Customer Service for assistance.