Monthly Archives: May 2012

Adobe Application Manager has stopped working – CS5.5

I built a Windows Multipoint Server 2011 and attempted to install Adobe CS4 suite onto it. But it seems to fail – terribly.

I downloaded the trial version of Adobe CS5.5. After installation, I attempted my first update, but oh oh! A message box appeared:

Adobe Application Manager has stopped working

Arghhh! What’s going on. I clicked on close the program and tried again. This time the update worked and I could patch CS5.5. But the next time I opened any of the products in this suite, that same message appeared. I could get rid of the message by clicking CLOSE but this should not appear.

After searching and searching the internet for an answer, I came across this fix.

  1. Open an Administrator command prompt
  2. Type in the following command: bcdedit /set nx AlwaysOff
  3. Reboot the server

And the problem is now fixed. This command switches off DEP – which stands for Data Execution Prevention. This is  intended to prevent an application or service from executing code from a non-executable memory region. Well, this is what Wikipedia says anyway.

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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in MultiPoint Server


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