How do i stup to do a push install for Acrobat Reader 7 from my server and during the installation have Acrobat 5 uninstalled?.
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I have Acrobat 5 removed via a first batch file and then I do v.7 via a silent install pushed via SMS.

Note: SMS requires you to use UNC paths if you are doing this while no users are logged in...

Here's my batch files

Acrobat Reader 7:

START /WAIT "Acrobat Reader Install" "\\SERVER\SHARE\Install\Acrobat.Reader.7\AdbeRdr70_enu_full.EXE" /s /v"/qb EULA_ACCEPT=YES ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress"

regedit /s "\\SERVER\SHARE\Acrobat.Reader.7\Acrobat.Reader.7.reg"

Here's the regedit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal]

Here's the .VBS I use to uninstall Acrobat Reader that I got from one of the forums around here...

Set objWshShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")

strUninstall = objWshShell.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Acrobat 5.0\UninstallString")

objWshShell.Run strUninstall & " -s -y -a"

Set objWshShell = Nothing

Answered 02/01/2005 by: hick
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