It doesn't look like I can apply Acrobat 6.0.1 msp file to the professional 6.0 msi tree. How is everyone handling 6.0.1 updater? It's shame that Adobe didn't even consider to support GPO deployment when making a msi installer for Acrobat 6... Oh boy...
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You can deploy Acrobat with GPO now....see this link. I tried it and tested it with Elements as well and it worked.

http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=184
Answered 03/11/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Thanks... I read it before but never actually try it. But then I have another question. How can you deploy Acrobat 6.0.1 update?
Answered 03/11/2004 by: puppy
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I havent looked at 6.0.1 yet....but most likely the same way.
Answered 03/14/2004 by: MSIMaker
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The easiest way would be to dl the full version of 6.0.1, get the msi all ready, then remove 6.0 and push out 6.0.1.
Answered 03/18/2004 by: rebelpeon
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download acrobat 6.0.1 pro full version? you getta be kidding me. i don't think adobe offers such service to "legal buyers".
Answered 03/18/2004 by: puppy
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I have never used this product, but you can often use an MSP to update the administrative install point as well as manual update a computer.
Answered 03/18/2004 by: mrtap
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what i meant was, get the full 6.0.1 download for acrobat reader and just redeploy the whole thing instead of trying to patch it.
Answered 03/19/2004 by: rebelpeon
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@mrtap
i did try to update .msp to the .msi tree but it failed.

@rebelpeon
we are about about the professional version of acrobat...
Answered 03/19/2004 by: puppy
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Does anyone have an update on this thread? I am having the same problem puppy has described: If you take the .msp (which can be extracted from the the 6.0.1 update download) and attempt to apply it to an administrative installation, it fails. Windows Installer Service reports that the program to be updated is either missing, or that the update is designed for a different version of the program. If you run the update manually, however, it works.

Further, there is NO 6.0.1 update available for download from Adobe. You can download the full version of 6.0.1, but it is all but impossible to extract the .msi, .cab, and other files into one useable directory.

craig --<>.
Answered 04/01/2004 by: craig16229
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You can extract it......just run the exe and after it does the InstallShield and Windows Installer stuff.....stop there.

Look in the temp folder and all the files will be there.....grab them and that is the install.

Depending on your OS....but you should find the files in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp or C:\Windows\Temp.
Answered 04/01/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Personally I dont think you have any other option but to uninstall your version and put the new one down over it......Adobe just isnt obliging in this at all.
Answered 04/01/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Effwectively I was not able to update the MSI too. We are using the standard version.

Adobe is suggesting to do the update with the following command line:
Ac60BaP1.exe -s -a "/p Ac60BaP1.msp REINSTALLMODE=omus REINSTALL=ALL /qn"
Answered 04/01/2004 by: Francoisracine
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I ran the download of Reader 6.0.1 again, and discovered that it is not extracting out to C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\temp. I used Sysinternal’s (www.sysinternals.com) NT File Monitor to watch the installation, and saw that the executable expands into .msi format at C:\%WindowsFolder%\Cache\Adobe Reader 6.0.1\ENUBIG.

This was actually already documented by tsmiller in the Package Knowledge Base entry for Reader 6.0, but I did not notice it before.

Once the InstallShield part of the installation completes (as noted by MSImaker), this folder can be copied out and used in the methods described in the Package Knowledge Base.

craig --<>.
Answered 04/02/2004 by: craig16229
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Craig as you noted...all of the above is true....but I'm not sure if you will be able to apply the msp. I suggest using AD to remove the version you have installed and then create a seperate policy to install the new version.

We skipped the 6.0 release and went straight to 6.0.1 because it was easier than patching with GPO.
Answered 04/03/2004 by: MSIMaker
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