The EndNote X7.0.2 update now allows site administrators greater control over the AutoUpdate functions in EndNote X7. While we do not support disabling software update completely, we now give site administrators the ability to suppress the prompt to check for updates that would require installation.
This can be accomplished by the administrator during deployment by setting the public property "USERCANAPPLYUPDATES" to "F".
If you have the EndNote X7.0.2 installer, this is the command you can use to disable the automatic update check on startup:
msiexec.exe /i ENX7Inst.msi USERCANAPPLYUPDATES=F
This only disables the automatic prompt for installable updates once the application is started. It does not suppress the behaviour of the ‘EndNote Program Updates…’ menu under ‘Help’, which, when used, will always show the appropriate message. If that message is one controlled by the registry setting set during deployment, the download button will be hidden and the ‘Learn More…’ button will prompt the user to contact their site administrator.