I came across this page:
With this verbiage I have included below, yet there does not seem to be anywhere in Acrobat DC one can set this noted option. What is it that I am missing here?
Updates are delivered via two options:
In the current version of Acrobat Reader DC, that option is not provided.
To ensure security, updates are always done.
Well that is incredibly stupid. There should always be an option to manually check/verify you have the latest version.
Which option is it that you are looking for?
Automatic updates are default.
Manual "check for updates" should be available under Help menu. If you do not see it, the most likely reason is that bUpdater policy is set in registry to disable updates for this product. You should be able to find bUpdater registry referenced in the enterprise document and many times on this forum.