Where can we download the full installation files for UPDATE 6 directly like previous versions without using the 2MB Update 6 updater?
Bentley needs to consider corporate requirements for software deployments which require full installation files to create packages, updater using real time internet connection download is not feasible.
Agreed, this seems like an entirely regressive step. People who've had to deal with the frustrations of say Adobe's web downloaders over the years, even on home machines with no corporate firewalls/proxies to deal with, won't welcome this decision.
Not sure whether this has been provided to you, David, but the following Wiki is quite helpful in explaining how to create a Deployment image. This can then be placed on your network and executed manually by your users or you could organize for an automatic installation using something like the SMS Installer. The creation of this Deployment Imager does rely upon at least one person being able to communicate to Bentley through any firewalls etc.
Regards Andrew Bell