Friday, July 16, 2010

New Upgrades Dreamweaver, Contribute, Fireworks and Flash – Reinstall needed

We ask your help in bringing DePauw into compliance with new license agreements for Adobe Dreamweaver, Contribute, Fireworks, and Flash.  Even if you do not use any of these programs, it is important that you read and follow the instructions described later in this message. 

Why do we need to do this? 

Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash are the campus-supported tools used by all faculty and staff Web authors, including persons who work on DePauw Web sites, course-related student assignments, and faculty and staff personal/professional Web sites. 

For the past few years, the University subscribed to a campus-wide site license for these programs, which enabled us to install them all campus-owned computers regardless of whether the person to whom the computer was assigned used those programs. However, a recent, significant increase in costs has made a campus-wide license unaffordable and impractical for DePauw. Thus, in order to provide the tools that you need while we manage the overall cost of licensing, we must adjust the way in which these tools are installed on University-owned computers. 

In this new installation strategy, everyone who needs to use these tools will be still eligible to have them installed on their computer, but everyone must reinstall them to ensure DePauw’s compliance with our current licensing agreement. 

What you need to do: 

1. Uninstall the following programs from all of your University desktop/laptop computers:
               Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Contribute and Flash 

If you are currently using one of the programs please install the latest version prior to removing the older version from your computer so that your settings are retained. Installation and removal instructions are provided on download page. 

2. If you need to use any of these programs, install the new licensed version using the link below. 

Installation files and instructions for the new Adobe versions of these programs can be found at http://www.depauw.edu/it/helpdesk/downloads/univ_owned.asp (Log in using your Novell  password) 

(Note: If you already have an individual license for Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Contribute or Flash or have an Adobe suite that was purchased specifically for you, no action is necessary. In these cases, you do not need to uninstall and reinstall the software.  If you have questions, contact Mike Moore, mikemoore@depauw.edu.) 

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Help Desk at x.4294.