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Is it possible to block update notifications in ArcGIS Pro, so that end-users are unable to install updates from within the application?
Yes. For system administrators who would like to block users from installing software updates inside the ArcGIS Pro application, it is possible to do so by making the following changes to the Windows Registry. These changes prevent ArcGIS Pro from searching for updates, block notification messages that appear to users on startup, and hide updates otherwise listed on the About page inside the application.
Warning: The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.
Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions; therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.
Changing this value to 1, allows ArcGIS Pro to search for updates.