I'm trying to create a transforms file w/ InstallShield Tuner 7.0 for
an administrative install image for Acrobat Pro 7.0.7.

Note this process works for a transform file that points to just a copy
of the CD ( 7.0.0 ).

I create the transforms file and package it. I'm running the command
line by hand before creating my SMS Advertisement. The only way the
command line works at all is if I do this :

msiexec /i acropro.msi ISX_SERIALNUMBER=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
TRANFORMS="k:\AcrobatPro.707\AcroPro707.mst" /qn /l test.log

Acrobat installs, but NONE of the changes in my MST file are performed
( no EULA, no Register On line, .. )

I get a CA_QV Returned Error 3 if I leave out the ISX_SERIALNUMBER=
on the command line.

Please Help !!
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I had good luck using the Adobe provided Acrobat InstallShield Tuner which customized the install for me so that I was able to run it from setup without all of the command switches.

You can download and get more info here ---

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2709
Answered 04/13/2006 by: MarlboroMan
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I'm using the 7.0 InstallShield Tuner from the Adobe web site.

I have an MST file that SHOULD have all the setting changes I need:

Serial Number
EULA disable
Register disable
Preferred PDF Viewer

None of the settings are set when I run my command line msiexec

I've seen other postings ( for older versions of Acrobat ) that claim
you cannot do a /qx with a TRANSFORM defined.

I'm getting the CA_QV Returned Error 3 no matter what I try.

I can add ISX_SERIALNUMBER=xxxx.... to my command line and the
install completes successfully, but I still have the problem of my MST
file being ignored.

Do I need to enable the "Create setup.exe" in the Package setup ?

KH
Answered 04/13/2006 by: KHSMS
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Could my problem using the Tuner relate to not
actually having Acrobat installed on the workstation
I have the Tuner installed on ?

I am noticing some features don't seem to work
properly in the Tuner. For example, there's a
reference in the help to editing INI files, but I
don't seem to have that option.

KH
Answered 04/13/2006 by: KHSMS
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Theres a typo in your command line. It should read:

msiexec /i acropro.msi ISX_SERIALNUMBER=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
TRANSFORMS="k:\AcrobatPro.707\AcroPro707.mst" /qn /l test.log
Answered 04/17/2006 by: xythex
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Well, I'm embarassed to say that fixed it. It always helps to have
another set of eyes look over your work.

Now on to the next issue.

I have a current install of Acrobat Reader 7.0.7. I did a test deploy
of Acrobat PRO 7.0.7 w/ my transforms file and the install was
successful and it did honor my MST file and leave READER as the
default app to open PDF's.

However, my browser plugins are broken for both IE and Firefox.
Neither browser will open a pdf.

I don't disable the display of PDF's in browser in the MST file.

Is there a registry setting that's getting cleared or a registry
setting I need to define in the MST to avoid this glich ?

Thanks to anyone and everyone who can help !!
Answered 04/18/2006 by: KHSMS
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Do a repair on Acrobat Reader to see if that fixes the issue:

msiexec /fum <YOURGUID> /qb

If that fixes it you can be more specific on what part of the registry you repair. I would assume you would just need /fm
Answered 04/20/2006 by: xythex
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No go. PDF's still do not open w/in a browser.

KH
Answered 04/20/2006 by: KHSMS
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Hmm, try a full repair of Reader:

msiexec /fvamus <YOURGUID> /qb
Answered 04/20/2006 by: xythex
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