Tuesday, July 26, 2016

log on as a service is greyed out on domain connected computers

I found Log on as a Service to be greyed out in local security policy for my domain member server (running Win 2008 R2).  It looked like this:

It is greyed out because the setting is defined in group policy management by a domain controller and not in local security policy.  I was able to edit the setting here on a domain controller here:

In my case, I had to log on to one of my Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers and open Group Policy Management and go to Default Domain Policy where I could go to edit the log on as a service for the entire domain.

The setting is located here:

And editing the value looks like this (right click on default domain policy and choose edit):


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Downloading Acrobat 9 updates now that Acrobat is no longer actively supported

Acrobat 9 (Standard or Pro) will no longer download updates automatically from version 9.0.0 at least that was my experience on 6/30/16.  Acrobat 9 is no longer supported by Adobe.  Luckily, I found this page:

The page explains that while the autodownload function no longer works, you can manually download the updates from here:
PC - ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win
Mac - ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/mac

I found that when I got to about version 9.3.5, the autoupdate feature *did* work, but the autoupdate feature definitely did not work on version 9.0.0.