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The latest adobe reader 9.3.1 release is an patch msp file. Currently we have reader 9.3 installed via Active Directory Software installation. Has anyone upgraded if so what method did you use to distribute the new version in a GPO? Does anyone have a tried and true method to apply the msp / patch to the administrative / application installation point ? Any advise from AD GPO season Pro is greatly appreciated
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I haven't deployed the latest version(9.3.1) of Reader, however the general procedure we follow is...

1) patch the admin install of an msi with the latest msp
2) uninstall the older version
3) Deploy the latest patched admin msi
Answered 02/24/2010 by: slay_u
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I'm assuming the Administrative install point contunies to use the original mst transform file prior to the msp patch. Does anyone know for sure???
Answered 02/25/2010 by: skislowski
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When doing an AIP of Adobe Acrobat products and applying patches don't forget Adobe's little gotcha here:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/498/cpsid_49880.html
Answered 02/25/2010 by: joedown
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thanks for the tip, I'm guessing the the original transform mst prior to the patch msp is still in use after the patch msp is applied or do u need to create a new mst for the newly patched AIP
Answered 02/26/2010 by: skislowski
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do u need to create a new mst for the newly patched AIP There should be no need, no.
Answered 03/02/2010 by: VBScab
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i didn't know how to apply these updates at all tbh but i found a useful blog post on the subject

http://www.404techsupport.com/2010/02/17/gpo-deploying-adobe-reader-9-3-1/
Answered 03/05/2010 by: squeakstar
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Ok, I hope you all can help me understand this. If you Create an Admin install point, I understand that you patch the AIP.

If I understand what adobe is saying correctly, for each FULL install ie.9.0, 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3, you should create an AIP. then you deploy the latest via either GPO or SCCM. However, if you create an AIP for 9.3 for instance, does that AIP also contain all of the other patches for 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2? or am i incorrect in this assumption? and if I am incorrect, what is the proper way to patch them so that ALL relevant security patches are included in the latest AIP?
Answered 03/31/2010 by: rasczak
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does that AIP also contain all of the other patches for 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2?One would hope but this is an Adobe product...
Answered 03/31/2010 by: VBScab
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

does that AIP also contain all of the other patches for 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2?One would hope but this is an Adobe product...


Sadly, I concur. Is there a way to check if the proper patches have been applied to an installation?

Btw thanks for replying to the post.
Answered 03/31/2010 by: rasczak
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Here's a QAD script I had lying aboutOption Explicit

Dim objInstaller
Dim colPatchList
Dim objPatch
Dim strList`

Const strProductCode = "{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"

Set objInstaller = CreateObject("WindowsInstaller.Installer")
Set colPatchList = objInstaller.Patches(strProductCode)

strList = ""
strList = strList & "Patches applied:" & vbCRLF

For Each objPatch In colPatchList
strList = strList & objInstaller.PatchInfo(objPatch, "PackageName") & vbCRLF
Next

WScript.Echo strList
If you want more information about the patches themselves, have a peek at the Patches stuff on MSDN.
Answered 03/31/2010 by: VBScab
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