I just purchased an Acrobat Pro license and installed it. When I try to open it either from the Desktop App or from the online account link, it only opens Acrobat Reader and says I need to purchase a Pro license. I NEED to get this resolved to combine files for a client deliverable.
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I am experiencing the same issue with numerous employees in my company. They all have paid for licenses with Acrobat Pro DC. Upon assigning each employee a license, they receive an email inviting them to Adobe and a link to set a password and download creative cloud. They follow the setup and download creative cloud. In creative cloud, they download Acrobat DC (no option for Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader, just Acrobat DC). The app shortcut appears on their desktop after download is complete. When opening the app (Acrobat DC), Reader launches instead of Pro. Reader shows their account is signed in and when we go to the account via the account link in Reader, the account opens in Adobe.com and the Acrobat Pro DC license is visable and active. The only fix I have found is to uninstall Acrobat DC, sign out of creative cloud, sign back into creative cloud, and reinstall Acrobat DC. After the second install, Acrobat DC launches to Acrobat Pro as expected.
I contact Adobe tech support and their diagnosis was "They installed the wrong program" and sent me a link to install a standalone version Acrobat Pro DC. I have not tested the install yet as I am to busy fumbling with the unofficial fix I stumbled upon regarding uninstalling and reinstalling Acrobat DC through creative cloud on all PCs in my company experiencing this issue.
I would recommend trying my steps if you just have on PC experiencing this issue. It seems to be faster than explaining the issue to Adobe Tech Support just to have them point you away from Creative cloud and sending you the link to install Acrobat standalone (unless you would like the standalone version).