We just updated to 9.2 and 8.1.7 of Acrobat and Adobe Reader on our SME network (Windows XP SP3 clients connected to Microsoft SBS2003 Premium server, so a typical SME setup).
When I then tried the usual [Check for Updates] I was unpleasantly surprised to see a previous problem appear - Acrobat and Adobe Reader both refused to connect to the internet without manual authentication to the Proxy Server.
This was a major problem with Acrobat/Reader (and CS) until fairly recently when I assume the teams responded to complaints and modified the apps so that updates could occur without someone manually traipsing around client machines to enter authentication details.
Now we are back to square one - can someone please advise if this issue is 'accidental' (and hopefully therefore to soon be remedied) or if it was a deliberate move?
If the latter, I'd be interested to hear the justification behind it - it is making Reader in particular more trouble than it is worth to install.