The aging activation servers for Creative Suite 3 (CS3) and Acrobat 8 applications had to be retired. Without activation servers, CS3 and Acrobat 8 applications display a connection error when trying to verify a license.
Affected applications include CS3 versions of Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash Professional, Contribute, Fireworks, and Soundbooth, plus Acrobat 8 Standard, Acrobat 8 Professional, and Acrobat 3D version 8.
Provide your current CS3 or Acrobat 8 serial number for either of these options:
- Upgrade to the latest and greatest! Take advantage of this special offer to upgrade to Creative Cloud (CS3 owners) or Acrobat DC (Acrobat 8 owners). Get the world’s best creative tools or PDF solution – including mobile applications, cloud-based storage, and free updates – at an amazingly low price.
- Receive a new serial number and installer Get a new serial number and installer so you can reinstall CS3 or Acrobat 8 applications successfully. These special versions do not require activation.