consistent Adobe CC (xxxx) behaviour in our educational multiuser enviroment

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I would like to request that Adobe help us in
providing our students with a better experience of using Adobe Creative suite in our universities multi-user environment.

In teaching Adobe Photoshop to photographers here at an arts school at a university, a lab full of student computers needs Adobe CC (xxxx) be be configured consistently. Over the years we have achieved this through the use of log-in scripts that write key initial Adobe create suite user preferences. But doing it this way is always fraught with problems and this year CC2018 is proving particularly stubborn to configure without creating Adobe application bugs.

One possible idea might that might help us would be by separating key AdobeCC (xxxx) color-settings and application user preference information from the Adobe CC (xxxx) user preferences that need to make explicit reference the specific user specific account or specific machine address references. That way our log-in script could write this particular file as an initial user preference without triggering a whole host of other wise avoidable errors.

I appreciate that Adobe has not supported multi-user environments in the past. But I am hoping that Adobe might be willing to re-consider this and provide some basic provision.

Thanks you for your time.
And best regards.

Peter Miles
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peter Miles

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Jean Michel Le Goff

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I agree, but it could also be useful in Enterprise too.
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Hamish Ward

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This would be very useful for a range of use cases - Education & Enterprise.
The current way we do this involves capturing, editing & injecting a range of Adobe user prefs into the user template. As Peter mentions, this creates its own issues & is a real nightmare to maintain through updates.
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Russell Williams

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Can you give specific examples of what you're trying to set and how 2018 is worse? 

Solving the general "enterprise configuration" problem is hard, but changing the segregation of preferences  between the existing "Settings" and "MachinePrefs" files and possibly other new settings files for other categories of settings, that's much easier.