When we run ADR 2011, it hangs on the splash screen for 2-3 minutes before eventually opening.
I've tried applying the ADR 2008 AutoUpdate fix, that tells ADR 2008 not to check for updates, with no success.
The machines are on an air-gapped network, with no internet access.
I cant upgrade to a later version, 2011 is the version we have to use.
I have found the following on Google, but again, it fails to address the problem
To prevent checking for updates
By default the application will periodically check for updates and display marketing dialogs. Administrators can now disable that functionality during the install by applying these parameters to the setup.ini file in the [ADR] section in the EXE_PARAM:
The expected result should show the registry settings for HKLM\Software\Autodesk\Design Review\Settings\AutoUpdate as follows:
Autodesk Design Review 2011 should not check for updates now and you should not see the marketing dialog box when you first run the application.
Administrators who wish to disable the functionality through the MSI instead can use these parameters:
Users with an account that does not have write permission on HKLM, will not be able to override the preset behavior.
Running Sysinternals ProcessMonitor, the application appears to be looking through the registry for TCPIP and IE settings, presumably as it wants to perform an update. How do I prevent it trying to update itself?