I created an mst to install Adobe reader 707, if I do manual install by executing the comand line
MSIEXEC.exe /I "C:\Ad707\Adobe reader 7.0.7.msi" TRANSFORMS="Adobe reader 7.0.7.mst: /qn it works the way is supposed to, the registry settings that I added to disable the EULA and the yahoo tool bar take just fine, when I deploy thru Altiris using the same commnad line the program installs just fine but the regystry setting dont apply, any Ideas thx
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I believe the Yahoo setting in AR is a HKCU key, therefore need to be dropped on the users' account. I use Managesoft and therefore have to add those keys in the Managesoft package and not in the MSI.
Answered 03/29/2006 by: benducklow
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I see the point but the problem is if I type the line manually in the system it works, if I executed thru altiris it does install but reg setting dont take
Answered 03/30/2006 by: MDACC
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Hmm. It doesn't look like the MST file is being applied. Here's the command line I have setup for the installer:

msiexec /i "C:\Acrobat Reader\7.0.7\revA\Adobe Reader 7.0.7.msi" TRANSFORMS="C:\Acrobat Reader\7.0.7\revA\adobe reader 7.0.7.MST" /qb-!

Make sure the MST filename is correct and this should install it silently on your systems. I use Altiris as well but we don't use it for deploying apps, just some registry fixes and emergency type stuff..

Good luck.
Answered 03/30/2006 by: benducklow
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I am trying to do much the same thing. I have an MST file constructed with Tuner. As this doesn't allow dropping Yahoo, I used ORCA to produce a modified MST, but this doesn't work. Installation is via GPO. Any chance of a copy of an MST which works?!
-Ken
Answered 04/01/2006 by: kmaynard
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To disable the yahoo toolbar I simply added the following registry key with Orca to the original .msi:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal]
"bHidden"=dword:0000001

Cheers

Roland
Answered 04/02/2006 by: rpfenninger
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i've done that disable Updates,yahoo and Eula but this keya re wrttiten to HKCU when I deploy thru altiris this keys dont applied to pre-existing users that it was installed to only to newly created users, any more ideas
Answered 04/03/2006 by: MDACC
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I would have deployed a VBScript that would have modified the registry and would have integrated this with MSI that's it! To complete this requirement and should have put it in either Run\Startup key or whenever the MSI is triggered, this way I would have not made any registry changes in the MST but one that is to call this script.
Answered 04/03/2006 by: wiseapp
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How about using ActiveSetup to make sure that all users (even pre-existing ones) get all the CurrentUser stuff?

Just add the following keys to the msi (using Orca):
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000}\StubPath
value=msiexec /fup {AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000}

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000}\Version
Value=7.0

To ensure that the user installing Adobe Reader doesn't get bothered with the Repair Action add also the same keys in HKCU.

Hope that helps

Roland
Answered 04/04/2006 by: rpfenninger
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We use a custom adm template to customise Acrobat Reader settings, like updates and yahoo search, we also signed up to get the Enterprise Version. ADM file listing is as follows

;========================================
CLASS USER

CATEGORY "Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0"

POLICY "Read Me!"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainReadMe
KEYNAME "Software\Policies"
END POLICY

POLICY "Disable EULA"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer"
EXPLAIN "Setting this policy disables EULA at initial start of Adobe Acrobat Reader"
VALUENAME "EULA"
VALUEON NUMERIC 1
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
END POLICY

POLICY "Disable startup splash screen"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN "Set this value to not show the splash screen when Adobe Acrobat Reader loads"
VALUENAME "bDisplayedSplash"
VALUEON NUMERIC 1
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
END POLICY

POLICY "Disable update notification"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater"
EXPLAIN "Set this value to not show the update notification during Adobe Acrobat Reader startup"
VALUENAME "bShowNotifDialog"
VALUEON NUMERIC 0
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
END POLICY

POLICY "Set automatic update interval"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater"
EXPLAIN !!AutoUpdateInterval
PART "UpdateFrequency" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "iUpdateFrequency"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Never" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Every Month" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Startup - Messages"
KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdsInReader"
EXPLAIN "Controls the appearence of Startup Messages"
PART "Show Messages and automatically update" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bShowAds"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Yahoo Search Toolbar"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal"
EXPLAIN "Controls the appearance of the Internet Search option on the Acrobat Reader Toolbar"
PART "Display Internet Search" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bHidden"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Yahoo Search The Internet Toolbar"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal"
EXPLAIN "Controls the appearance of the Internet Search option on the Acrobat Reader Toolbar"
PART "Display Internet Search" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bHidden"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Open PDF link Acrobat Reader"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN "Set this value Enable to Open web links to Acrobat Reader instead of Internet Explorer"
ACTIONLISTON
VALUENAME "bBrowserIntegration" VALUE NUMERIC 0
END ACTIONLISTON
ACTIONLISTOFF
VALUENAME "bBrowserIntegration" VALUE DELETE
END ACTIONLISTOFF
END POLICY

END CATEGORY

[Strings]
AutoUpdateInterval="If you enable this policy, Acrobat Reader will no longer automatically check for updates"
ExplainReadMe="ReadMe!\n\nTo view all the options, you should highlight:\n\n Administrative Templates \n\nThen click \n\n User Settings - View - Filtering\n\nAnd uncheck the box:\n\n'Only show policy settings that can be fully managed.'"
;========================================
;EOF
Answered 05/02/2006 by: yakatar
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Mine works. Have you considered using ALLUSERS=1 ?

msiexec /i "\\Applications\AdobeAcrobat705\Adobe Reader 7.0.5.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\Applications\AdobeAcrobat705\Adobe Reader 7.0.5.mst" REBOOT=ReallySuppress ALLUSERS=1 /qb!

This is 705, but I can't imagine there would be a difference
Answered 05/05/2006 by: schieb
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Anyone know a registry key to disable the 'enable fast view'? I've looked around quite a bit to no avail. Help appreciatied! Thanks!

Matt K.
Answered 05/12/2006 by: mattk0
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P.S. It doesn't even have to be editing a registry, but if I can add a registry key somewhere to enable this, that would be great. Help is definitely appreciated! THanks
Answered 05/16/2006 by: mattk0
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hmm. I've also tried contacting adobe and they weren't much help either. This may be one of those unsolveable mysteries. If anyone still knows the answer, please let me know!

Matt K.
Answered 05/26/2006 by: mattk0
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