When i open a PDF file from Sharepoint page, an Adobe Reader message pops up that reads -

Tip: WHen finished with the file, you can check it in using the "Sharepoint Server" option in the FIle Menu.

asking me to "Chek Out & Open" "Open" and "Cancel"

How do i disable this pop up message?


I´m not sure that the menus that I point are called exactly like that because I´m translating them from the Spanish version. Yet, you´ll get the idea. Go to "Preferences > Security (Enhanced)" and deselect "Activate Enhanced Security". Then restart the Reader.

  • This didn't seem to have any impact for me ... – dylan murphy Sep 30 '15 at 17:59

Go to the preferences in Adobe reader and deselect "Show me messages when I launch Reader".

  • Thanks for replying Hugh but it still came up when i deselect it. Any other suggestion? – Paolo Oct 30 '12 at 4:33
  • I misread the question sorry, this popup seems to be required after tinkering. I didn't see that it was a response box not just a tip. This I would of thought only would popup in Acrobat pro, it doesn't appear in my reader at all. – Hugh Wood Oct 30 '12 at 8:37

This issue comes up for me every time I get a new machine or have to help a user setup theirs, so I'm mostly answering this so I can easily find this myself in the future:

  1. Go to Registry Editor
  2. Find HKLM (might say HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE) \SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\ (product name) \ (version) \FeatureLockDown
  3. Create a new key "cSharePoint"
  4. In there, create a new DWORD value "bDisableSharePointFeatures"
  5. Set the value to 1.

As seen here and a bunch of other places online.

Two disclaimers:

  1. Be careful in Registry Editor, not a good place to have your cat near your keyboard as you can easily wreck your PC by changing things here.
  2. This "fix" will disable "all Adobe/SharePoint integration" - in the years I've used it, I've never noticed any negative impacts and most of my job is SharePoint, but maybe you actually do check PDFs in and out and this interferes with that. As far as I've seen, all it does is disable the prompt.

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