Here is my problem, and it is a problem that has been talked about on here quite a bit but I am coming up short. I have created a transform that removes the yahoo search bar from Adobe Reader 7. I will be pushing this software via SMS 2003 which installs it using an administrative account. When logging in as a user the search bar is still there because the registry entries are not present for the user.

The first thing I notice on the app deploy package knowledge base is


If the Current User settings are not being applied add these 2 keys

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

this will execute a repair when a new user logs on, and get the user settings

If I make these entries verbatim should this work – or are there some customizations that need to be made to my environment?

I have sorted through quite a few articles today and not a lot of it makes sense to me – I’m really just a dumb SMS guy trying to hack through minor package modifications.

Is there anyone that can point me to a simple method of getting these entries into all users “registry profiles”


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Hi, the active setup, is only needed if the HKCU keys must be there BEFORE starting the application via the shortcut in the strat menu. In this example if starting the Reader from the startmenu the keys will be added if the shortcut is advertised.
But as a lot of people does not start the reader via the start menu, they just opens the reader via a pdf file or IE, the shortcut in the startmenu are not used, meaning no repair will be done - therefor the active setup is needed.

Answered 12/09/2005 by: fetgor
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This actually worked for me by changing the HKCU details below to HKLM. It will hide the yahoo too bar for all users.

To hide the Yahoo Internet Search Toolbar:


Answered 12/09/2005 by: gizmolala
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Hmm thanks for the tips - This apears to ahve removed the advertisment but the yahoo search bar is still there. I will continue to play with it.

Thanks again

Answered 12/09/2005 by: npeterson
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