Over the past two calendar years (2018 & 2019), ArcGIS Pro has been updated five and eight times per year, respectively. Our company has disabled automatic updates (“Checking for updates is blocked”). We must go through an arduous process of having the IT department build a “deployment package” that is pushed out to GIS computers via Microsoft SCCM. Since this process takes so much effort, we update Pro only twice per year.
ArcGIS Pro’s Automatic Updates mechanism is likely disabled due to our corporate policy allowing software installs only from either the local C:\Temp folder, from a network drive or from an SCCM push. Of course, Admin creds are required for any stand-alone install of software.
Does anyone have any experiences or suggestions regarding how a large organization updates ArcGIS Pro on a regular basis more elegantly or easily? For instance, is it possible to have “Check for Updates” enabled, but have the software bits download and unpack in a prescribed place like a C:\Temp folder?