How to disable 'auto check for updates' on medium deployments


Any way to disable auto check for update on machines?

We have tons of skecthup installs that were deployed without turning this option off and it is annoying our employees because every start up they are prompted to update/upgrade and we do not allow this feature because we track and test version changes before implementing them wide scale.

Can someone let me know if an option, policy, or command line utility will help to disable this on a list of computers? Anything faster than walking to each machine 1 by 1 (some are remote, off site) and disabling manually.


There is a check box on the Preferences->General panel.


Yes that’s right, but i need to disable it in a way that can be done for hundreds of computers simultanouesly.

Did you read my post?


Batch file changing or setting a registry attribute. (Perhaps deployed using Policy Editor ?):

Version specific Key (change for other versions):
"HKCU\Software\SketchUp\SketchUp 2016\Preferences"

Attribute (DWORD): “CheckForUpdates
Value OFF : 0x00
Value ON : 0x01

You can also set it in the “.DEFAULT” user so that any new user accounts created will get the setting.
"HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\SketchUp\SketchUp 2016\Preferences"

* Note that Google versions 8 and earlier have a different key path.


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