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Blank sign in screen opens and closes repeatedly when opening Reader

Community Beginner ,
Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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When certain members of our team open Adobe Reader it also opens a blank screen with Adobe borders that is visually similar to the sign in screen. This imediately closes and then re-opens repeatedly until they select the close window button at which point this window remains closed and they can use Adobe Reader as normal. Please can you advise on how to stop this from showing?

 

We have tried re-installing Adobe Reader which has no effect and this is only occuring with some team members. Also it happens regardless of whether you open Adobe Reader from a PDF in File Explorer or just open Reader by itself.

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New Here , Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

Here is the Solution:

 

> Close  Adobe Activation Window, Close all Browsers.

 

You need to reset IE.

 

1. Open CMD (Command Prompt) as Admin.

2. Run the following command :  RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ResetIEtoDefaults
3. Check the Box Delete Personal Settings
4. Click on Apply.

 

> Now Launch Adobe and Activation should work.

 

Solution Provided by Ashwin Kota

 

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New Here , Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

I also had this and resetting IE as mentioned did not work for me. What did work was signing out of all Adobe sessions.

2022-02-11 12_54_35-Window.png

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New Here , Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

Just got off the phone with support and we were able to fix this issue by adding 2 registry keys. Hope this works for you all too.

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\FeatureLockDown

REG_DWORD 5

iAcroLoginType

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\AVGeneral

REG_DWORD 5

iAcroLoginType

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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Hi there

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble.

 

Would you mind sharing the version of the Acrobat Reader DC you are using? To check the version go to Help > About Acrobat and make sure you have the latest version 21.07.20095 (Win) , 21.07.20096 (Mac) installed. Go to Help > Check for updates.

 

Also try to logout of the application, reboot the computer once and relogin with the same Adobe ID and see if that works for you.

 

Regards

Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 06, 2021 Oct 06, 2021

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Hi Amal,

 

Thanks for your reply. I can confirm we are are using this latest version.

 

Also, when the users affected try to select sign in the same blank screen loads as on startup and then closes so they are not able to sign in at all.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 07, 2021 Oct 07, 2021

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Hi there

 

Have you tried to logout of the application, reboot the computer once and relogin with the same Adobe ID?

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Regards

Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 07, 2021 Oct 07, 2021

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No we have not been able to try that as the users are not signed in on Adobe Reader at all and are not able to sign in as the sign in screen loads blank when they select the 'sign in' option in Reader.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 08, 2021 Oct 08, 2021

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Hi there

 

We are sorry to hear that. Would you mind sharing the verison of the OS you are using?

 

Also please collect the logs of the affected machine as described here - https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-log-collector.html and share the logs with us via document cloud -  https://helpx.adobe.com/document-cloud/help/sharing-pdfs.html

 

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Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 13, 2021 Oct 13, 2021

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Hi Amal,

 

We are running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 OS Build 19043.1237 and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 2021.007.20099 64-bit.

 

I have also collected a log file from one of the the affected PC's:

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:5c6f06f6-ed86-4a57-a26d-6e20ff261026

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 13, 2021 Oct 13, 2021

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Hi there

 

Thank you for sharing the logs. We have reported the issue to our engineering team for the investigation. Please give us some time to get it checked we will share the update as soon as we will hear anything from them.

 

Regards

Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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Hi Amal,

 

Our Team have noticed that this issue seems to start when they sign into the Adobe Creative Cloud program. This is despite the Adobe Acrobat Reader being installed separately to the CC program. User's who weren't signed in to the Creative Cloud program were not having this issue but as soon as they sign it it starts.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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Further to the above, if the user signs out of Adobe Creative Cloud and then they then sign in on Adobe Acrobat Reader DC with the same account the sign-in pop obviously doesn't endlessly load on startup of the program. However Adobe Creative Cloud then re-signs in and when the user tries to open InDesign etc is prompted to buy a license despite the fact the account has a license.

 

It seems like the account link between Creative Cloud and the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is completely broken.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Hi there

 

Thanks for sharing your observation. Our engineering team is working on the issue to find the fix.

 

We will share the update as soon as we will hear anything from them.

 

Regards

Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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Hi Amal,

 

Has there been any progress on this issue?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 29, 2021 Oct 29, 2021

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Hi there

 

Sorry to keep you waiting. We haven't got any time line on this as the other team is still working on it to find the fix.

 

We will share the update as soon as we will hear anything from them,

 

Regards

Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Is there still no update on the progress of a fix for this bug/issue?

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New Here ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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I would like to say that your analysis seems exactly right. I am seeing the same problem with my users, they use subscribed software in Creative Cloud combined with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, the login screen keeps popping up in Reader when signed in to Creative Cloud. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Hi Amal,

 

One of our users has tried the trial to Adobe Acrobat DC Pro and this issue is not present in that version of the software. When the trial ended he was reverted to the free features but this has been fine for him.

 

Please can you provide an update on when this bug will be fixed as it is getting very irritating for our team now.

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Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Hi there

Hi there

 

Sorry to keep you waiting. We haven't got any time line on this as the other team is still working on it to find the fix.

 

We will share the update as soon as we will hear anything from them,

 

Regards

Amal

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Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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Here is the Solution:

 

> Close  Adobe Activation Window, Close all Browsers.

 

You need to reset IE.

 

1. Open CMD (Command Prompt) as Admin.

2. Run the following command :  RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ResetIEtoDefaults
3. Check the Box Delete Personal Settings
4. Click on Apply.

 

> Now Launch Adobe and Activation should work.

 

Solution Provided by Ashwin Kota

 

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Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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I asked my client to try this, but they replied this does not change anything. Did someone else have succes with this "Internet Explorer" reset? 

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Nov 30, 2021 Nov 30, 2021

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It didn't work for us.

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New Here ,
Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Hi, 

I'm experiencing the same issue and have tried the solution provided below with no luck.  Is there any update on a fix?

 

Thank you 

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Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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I also had this and resetting IE as mentioned did not work for me. What did work was signing out of all Adobe sessions.

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New Here ,
Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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Thank you for your response.  After multiple attempts with clearing the active sessions and resetting IE settings again, I could not stop the pop-up window from keep appearing in Adobe Reader.  Anyone else have better luck with this?

 

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Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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Neither worked for us. Clearing active sessions only works until you sign back into one of your apps again.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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Hi there

 

We are sorry to hear that, this issue is reported to the engineering team and they are working on it to find the fix, we will share the update as soon as we will hear anything from them.

 

Regards

Amal

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