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Deactivate every night removing the serial number. Then put it back in the AM.
I'm not sure if it's still the case, but there used to be a limitation to how many times you could activate an Adobe license - it was 20 times, I think. You'd then have to speak to Support to organise a re-activation.
I'd be wary about reactivating too often. Perhaps Todd or another Adobe employee could verify if that limitation still exists?
Thanks for your input and cautions. I was hoping to avoid the nightly deactivation -- that there was some sort of cool workaround for my problem. I'll check with Adobe as to whether there is a maximum on the number of activations allowed. I know most people work with the software provided by the employer, but I really depend on AE and this time they're not including it among my tools.
If the serial is registered to you, you can let it blacklist at any point and get a new one, you may just have to pay a service fee and naturally, outside the cuirrent cycle Adobe may want to sell you an upgrade. Activating and deactivating it every day seems slightly extreme, even if there is no longer a limit on deactivations, to correct Andrew's info. Still, I concur with Rick. Fiddling too much with this activation stuff could indeed cause problems at some point, especialyl if your internet connection at work is not available...