Error 117 occurs while downloading or updating a Creative Cloud app

When you try to download or update a Creative Cloud app, you receive the following error message stating you have network connectivity or stability issues:

Exit Code: 117
-------------------------------------- Summary --------------------------------------
- 2 fatal error(s), 0 error(s), 0 warnings(s)
FATAL: Fatal Error '117' occurred while download
FATAL: Error occurred in download of package (Name: <Product Name> Version: <Product Version>.
Error code: '117'

Solution 1: Check your Internet connection

The Creative Cloud desktop app requires an Internet connection to download and update apps. Verify that you can connect to the Internet, and click Retry.

Solution 2: Configure your software firewall

Software firewalls restrict access to your computer. Some software firewalls prompt you when a program attempts to access the Internet. Users have reported instances where software/hardware firewall settings caused download errors to occur.

  • If prompted, select to allow the Creative Cloud desktop application to access the Internet.
  • If you are not prompted, disable software firewalls temporarily to determine whether they are preventing Internet access. See your firewall software documentation for help.

Solution 3: Disable antivirus software

Disable your antivirus software temporarily, and then try your download again.

Solution 4: Start your system in Safe Mode With Networking

Reboot the machine in safe mode with networking, and then try your download again.

Solution 5: Verify your router setup

Routers can have built-in hardware firewall or proxy servers. To determine if a router is preventing the Creative Cloud desktop application from accessing the Internet:

  • Temporarily remove the router from the network.
  • Connect the computer directly to a DSL or cable modem. If the download proceeds, the router is preventing access.
  • To set up a router to allow access for future downloads, see your router documentation for instructions on setting up port forwarding from the computer. Alternatively, contact your Internet service provider or IT department.

Solution 6: Configure hardware firewalls or proxies

Many organizations use a hardware firewall and proxy server that can prevent software from accessing an outside server. A hardware solution applies to all computers within the corporate network. Most home networks do not use hardware firewall or proxy technology. Contact your company’s IT department to obtain firewall or proxy information. Configure your browser with proxy or firewall information.

Configure your corporate firewall to bypass the servers. The following servers are accessed:

  • ccmdl.adobe.com:80
  • swupmf.adobe.com:80
  • swupdl.adobe.com:80

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