I have made an MST file with the Adobe Tuner.
I even created an msi package with it.
But then i try to install acrobat with it the MST file doesn't hit.
Only the Eula message dissapear.

But if i use the MST file from the command prompt it works perfectly.

What am i doing wrong.

One more question.
How can i deinstall a older version of acrobat (ver 5.0) through gpo ?

Please help me.
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gpo install doesn't install for the Current User Hive

You need to add a method for installing your Current User info - I would recommend - Active Setup

Look under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\<Adobe GUID>

add a Value called stubpath - and make it's data-> msiexec /fu <guid> /qb!

This will call the User installation once for each person that logs in after the installation has occured

-- if you ever want to make it repeat for one person just delete the the Key -- HKCU\SOftware\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\<Adobe GUID>


To uninstall the 5.0 verion of adobe -- look in the 5.0 msi and get the upgrade code from the property table - then add that to the Upgrade table of the 7.0.8 msi

good luck
Answered 09/12/2006 by: gmorgan618
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Only from Adobe 6 (Reader and Acrobat) and up did they start to package in an .msi format. You'll have to create a custom action that uses a script to remove the older versions of Adobe 5 (Reader and Acrobat) - at least that's how I did it. Let me know if you need the comand line to remove this software.
Answered 09/12/2006 by: danr29
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Thanks for your answers.

I am not relly shure that gmorgan618 answer is what i am looking for.
Why should i need to make a installation on the user ?
I am using gpo for computers to install Adobe and i think that if i have made an package with the Adobe Tuner ,the msi package should use the MST file then it install.

If it is like you say then it should work if i use the gpo for users , but it doesn't.
why doesn't Adobe say something in there instructions about this.

If i shall do as you say , where am i going to put it ?
In the register section in the Tuner , or in a gpo ?
Answered 09/12/2006 by: Elavd
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Hi danr29
Thanks for your answer.

I would really like if you could give me a command line to remove Adobe acrobat 5.
Is this command line going to work if the users only have user rights ?
Answered 09/12/2006 by: Elavd
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Hi Elavd,
for uninstalling acrobat v5: Go to the following registry location:
'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall' and look for a key that belongs to acrobat 5. In there you find the uninstallstring, which you can use to remove the package.

About the GPO install: GMorgan is right about this. But, if everything works correct, selfhealing should kick in, as soon as you start the reader in a users profile, from its ProgramFolder shortcut. But i doubt that this will work out of the box without additional work.
Because you need to install the user settings to each user profile, the best way to do it, would be with active setup, as GMorgan suggested. You have to read up this on MSDN.
And please read the following post, it gives you a very good, brief explanation of self healing:
To verify this stuff, you can open your MSI in ORCA, go to the Registry Table and look for the rows with a '1' in the 'Root' column. This are the settings which need to go to each users own registry hive.
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards, Nick
Answered 09/13/2006 by: nheim
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This should work with the credentials GPO uses to install the software. You're assigning the software to computers right? The installation should run on the end user's system during startup. Here is the command line used to uninstall Adobe 5 Reader from a VBscript used in a custom action: "C:\WINDOWS\ISUNINST.EXE -y -a" _
& " -f""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\NT\Uninst.isu"""

I ran this custom action from the execute immediate sequence.

Answered 09/13/2006 by: danr29
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