Adobe Patch Management - Legacy? Continuous? What does this mean?

Contributor II

I am getting into Patch Management and we have Adobe Acrobat Pro through Creative Cloud, plus Acrobat Reader available in Self Service. I want to keep them updated by using Patch Management as best I can, but came across a large set of options in PM that I don't really understand and hoping someone has some insight.


The version names I can sort out - those are for places that want to stick with an older version.
"Classic" in the name may refer to a version with a serial number that is entered or that comes on disk?
"Continuous" might mean an online version rather than disk based?
"(Legacy Definition)" ???

Reader DC for example has three different styles listed. and two of them are listed with a (Legacy Definition), and two different latest versions across the three different options.

If I had to choose, I would likely select the Continuous version without the legacy note and the most recent version number. But that would be a guess based on theories posted above. How did I do?


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Esteemed Contributor II

@VintageMacGuy If you haven't previously used Patch Management you'll want to ignore the Legacy definitions. I may not be 100% correct in this description, but I believe those definitions pre-dated Jamf's acquisition of Kinobi which had an extensive library of patch definitions available via subscription, and now that Kinobi's definitions have been added to the Jamf Pro Patch Management library the old definitions have been flagged as Legacy

The DC is the Adobe product names refers to Document Cloud, which is Adobe's Cloud storage offering for PDFs. For Continuous or Closs I'll refer you to Adobe's documentation: