Option to Disable Windows Destop App update notification

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  1. Account type - US
  2. A brief description of the business - Insurance
  3. A high level description of the product or feature being requested - Currently the Windows Desktop app notifies you when an update is available.
  4. A typical use case scenario explaining how your business would use the feature - The ability to turn off this notification would allow us to deploy the desktop to all users and disable the update notification for regular users.  This would then allow us to leave it on for the IT Department.  Before we deploy any software to our employees we like to test it for a few days before deploying it.  In case there is an issue or if some features or layouts changed.  We like to notify them before deploying it.  
  5. Right now there is no way to disable the desktop client from checking for updates.  Our 50+ employees hate seeing the notification since they can't update it because they don't have Admin rights on their machines.  It would be nice to only be able to toggle it off or or via the registry.  Then I could leave this on for our IT Department and we could test and confirm it works then just install for all employees.  This would save us from many Support tickets asking to install the latest update.  It also annoys the end users for 2-3 days while we test and confirm before we deploy it. 
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Ben Greiner

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Agreed. This is a problem on the Mac side too — with RingCentral for Mac and Glip.
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Nathan Rouke

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Our users are not given admin access so getting the prompts to go away means having an admin visit 70+ workstations. A disable option would be great.
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Orlando Gonzales

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We do not want our users updating any software on there machines.  It is how we keep everything uniform and easy to manage already I am showing multiple version of the client running on our machines.  We manage these upgrades to be able to troubleshoot at test on a technical level.  Please disable this as soon as possible
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David Beckon

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Did anyone ever find a solution for this other than a reinstall? Would like to accomplish this via registry and GPO ...

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Donna Bussure

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Has there been any update on this?  Expected timeframe for resolution?
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We haven't heard anything yet Donna. 
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As an org with non-admin users on macOS and Windows being able to toggle off the update notification would be extremely helpful. It's frustrating for our users to pop-up message that they can't do anything about except click cancel.