I currently have adobe 9.1.0 installed on all my workstations. This was done manually. I'm in the process of getting the major pains all going out via MSI installs.

So at this point I have adobe 9.1.0. I tried downloading the adobe MSI file and that seems to still just be 9.1.0. However, I found the .MSP file for 9.1.2 and have it now. How do I distribute this via Group Policy.

I've just been doing a Computer Software Install via Group Policy. Can I do the same and make it link to the .MSP file or do I have to wait until they release a new .MSI upgrade which I imagine would be 9.2.

Thanks for any help!
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Try to apply the patch on an admin install and then re-deploy it through GPO (just replace the media for the GPO/Software you're using)
Answered 06/30/2009 by: AngelD
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For GPO deployment, it's not a question of "trying" to patch the AIP, it's the only way to get the job done. GPO cannot deploy MSPs, unless you go via the kludge of using a scripted deployment.

BTW, I'm pretty sure that to go from 9.1.0 to 9.1.2, you need to apply 9.1.1 first. Don't quote me, though...
Answered 07/02/2009 by: VBScab
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VBScab is right about doing an admin install point and upgrading it to the latest version however, with Acrobat Pro, I found that I could not apply the 9.1.1 before upgrading to 9.1.2 as the update will not apply (errors). What I did was an admin install, applied all the upgrades EXCEPT the 9.1.1 upgrade and then it will let you apply the 9.1.2 patch to the 9.1.0 patch level. I do not use GP to deploy so VBScab (or others) may be a better source for help with deployment issues. Here are a couple of command-lines to do an admin install (1) and then patch (2) if you are unfamiliar.

1) msiexec /a <path to msi> TARGETDIR=<C:\temp\admin>
2) msiexec /p <path to msp> /a <C:\temp\admin\msi>

If you are going to customize the product for your environment, you will need to use the "Adobe Customization Wizard 9" to create your transform however VB stated you cannot apply the transform using GP.
Good Luck,
Pat
Answered 07/08/2009 by: pmarshbu
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however VB stated you cannot apply the transform using GP.No, I said you can't deploy patches via GP. Transforms are not a problem.
Answered 07/20/2009 by: VBScab
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