Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 end-of-life - removal – November 3

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What is happening? Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 will be removed from all IST managed computers in Academic Support departments.

When is this happening? Friday, November 3 at 11:00 p.m.

Why is this happening?

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 reached the end of its five year product cycle support life on October 15, 2017.
  • End-of-life means Adobe will no longer be providing any product or security updates for this version of Acrobat Pro.
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro is one of the highest risk software applications due to the security vulnerabilities associated with it.

What do you need to do? 

  • Please make arrangements to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat DC v2017 which is now available for purchase from the IST Webstore for $110 per licensed computer: https://strobe.uwaterloo.ca/ist/saw/webstore/
  • You must provide the hostname of every computer you are purchasing a license for. Following purchase, Acrobat Pro DC v2017 will be remotely installed and managed by IST.
  • Adobe Acrobat DC v2017 licenses will be good until the end of the product life cycle, June 6, 2022.

Note: You must provide the hostnames for every computer you are purchasing a license for. Following purchase, Acrobat Pro DC v2017 will be remotely installed and managed by IST.

Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357. 

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