Hi all, first post on IT Ninja.

I am testing the Dell KACE product and trying to build a deployment package for the Adobe Reader 10.1.3 application.

I have used the Adobe Customization Wizard X tool to modify the msi package after extracting it from the installer and successfully built a package, uploaded to Kace appliance and it deploys as expected.

What is not working is the version number. Despite downloading the 10.1.3 package from the Adobe ftp site, when I modify the package with the Customization wizard and install on a host, the version number shows as 10.1.0 in Windows as well as in Kace.

I am a n00b with package customization and Kace so please pardon me if this is a naive question.

How do you modify the version number using the Customization Wizard?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Another option is to do an admin install.




1. Copy the source files from the CD to C:\Adobe\Source

2. Create an admin image from C:\Adobe\Source


msiexec /a C:\Adobe\Source\AcroRead.msi


3. Put the admin image in C:\Adobe\Admin_Image

4. Download all updates and save in the corresponding directories:


5. All the updates will be applied to the admin image just created in C:\Adobe\Admin_Image.

*10.0 > 10.1.3

msiexec /a C:\Adobe\Admin_Image\AcroRead.msi /p C:\Adobe\Update\AdbeRdrUpd1013.msp


6. Once the administrative image has been updated, move the files back into the C:\Adobe\Source directory. Select yes to overwrite any files. This will ensure that all the files needed are for the package are present.

7. Download the Adobe Customization Wizard X from here:


8. Use the Adobe Customization Wizard X to create a transform with serial numbers etc.

9. Zip and deploy by calling SETUP.EXE (no switches, the ini will call the mst automatically).

Answered 06/15/2012 by: jverbosk
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More than likely you aren't including the .msp files in your install that will patch your 10.1.0 install all the way up to 10.1.3. To have abobe patch all the way up to 10.1.3 you have to have all of the .msp files located in the same directory as your 10.1.0 install also you have to modify the setup.ini file to include the patch file names for install. For example in my setup.ini file that installs 10.1.1 my file contains this snippet:





Where the "Patch=" spot includes all of the .msp file names separated by commas. By doing this you should be able to instal 10.1.3

Answered 06/15/2012 by: darkhawktman
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I had the same version issue with 10.1.3 and found if you run adobe's extrator there is an updater in there. Once extracted I created a seperate install using the update file and it seems to work correctly.

Answered 06/18/2012 by: ckubaska
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  • ckubaska, So I understand correctly I should set up two deployments. One as the normal 10.1.0 install and then another deployment for the 10.1.3 update package? Is this what you are saying?
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