I have a question regarding Adobe Reader's update path.

We originally deployed Adobe Reader 9.1.0, and have updated it to 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3 successively by deploying the incremental updates available on Adobe's web site.

However, 9.2 and 9.3 are presenting issues because there does not appear to be incremental updates available to update 9.1.3 to 9.2 (or 9.1.3 to 9.3 or 9.2 to 9.3). This is different from Acrobat (Writer), where we have been able to bring our Acrobat (writer) installations up to speed using an incremental update each time.

So, how is everyone dealing with this? Are you just packaging up 9.2 and/or 9.3 (the full Reader application) and deploying it?

Adobe's update scheme seems kind of neurotic; makes me wish that they followed a logical path like Microsoft (LOL).

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I believe if u want to move from 9.1.3 -> 9.2 or 9.3 OR 9.2->9.3, this is not an update. It's an upgrade. IIRC, adobe installation removes any previous versions via the MSI Upgrade table itself. Update is the patch which applies to the main MSI.
Answered 01/17/2010 by: PackageExpert
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I've manage to package the full 9.3.0 MSI installer for the Reader and have it upgrade from 9.2.0 Reader. The package for 9.2.0 was also a full installer which I've upgraded from 9.1.3.
Answered 01/18/2010 by: klouie
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I have recently upgraded adobe reader from 9.0 to 9.2 by deploying three patches(910,912, 920 in sequence). i didnt face any problem.Please specify what problm you exactly facing

Answered 01/18/2010 by: happyshak
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You can't upgrade 9.1.3 to 9.2, since 9.1.3 is a security update, you have to do a reinstall with vomus.

Here you have more information on how to upgrade Adobe Acrobat/Reader:
Answered 01/21/2010 by: Bobo
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