Synopsis: As a surprise to Adobe customers and non-customers everywhere, Adobe has scrapped the Adobe License Manager (ALM). For those unfamiliar with ALM it was the Adobe equivalent of Microsoft's Activation for volume license customers.
Adobe Acrobat 8 was the first product in which individual licenses were authenticated by your own key server and in turn Adobe, or directly by Adobe's servers. The original plan was to integrate ALM into all future releases of Adobe software.
Due to "greater level of administrator resources than many of our customers have available to them" or general distain and hatred for the "electronic license management solution".
It should be noted that Adobe has not given up on a ELMS?, but state that we will not have to deal with such a problem until 2008.
Adobe's Statement: <Link>