Hi all, I've posted what I've found so far with a silent install of Adobe Reader 8 here: http://www.stealthpuppy.com/blogs/travelling/archive/2006/12/07/deploying-adobe-reader-8.aspx. Does anyone else have anything that they could add, especially around registry entries to remove features? I don't seem to be able to get the feature lockdowns from Adobe Reader 7 to work in 8.

TIA, Aaron
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the following gets rid of the EULA but I'm also looking to remove the Beyond Adobe Reader Screen and disable the auto updater. Anyone found these fixes yet?


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\AdobeViewer]
"EULA"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\AdobeViewer]
"EULA"=dword:00000001
Answered 12/07/2006 by: Taz187
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I'm still looking how to disable those as well.
Answered 12/08/2006 by: aaronparker
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You can use the info on this link
http://itninja.com/link/using-express-software-manager-in-an-sms-environment:-technical-note-10195

But I have one main question, is there a new installshield tuner for adobe 8, after I extracted the files I dont seem to find the adr.itw file that Installshield requires plase assist
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Answered 12/08/2006 by: condor
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The Adobe Customization Wizard 8 is "coming soon", hopefully soon is within the next week or so.
Answered 12/08/2006 by: aaronparker
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I was able to use the infomation from this link [link=http://itninja.com/link/using-express-software-manager-in-an-sms-environment:-technical-note-10195] and ORCA to modify my MSI file.

But I am prompted for the installation directory when I use my updated MSI.

Has anyone run into this problem.

Thanks in advance
Answered 12/13/2006 by: shoagland
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Hi Scott,
what does "use my update MSI" exactly mean?
How do you execute that file? Comand line?
Regards, Nick
Answered 12/14/2006 by: nheim
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I also modified with the Orca and Im getting a registry error. Internal Error 2709. AcroHLS:Next Registry_Main_User
Answered 12/14/2006 by: sig_ar
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I need to know how to disable the Online services menu option. The customization wizard does not give this information. Also, how do you identify what the cToolbars settings Menu options correlate to?

Thanks
Answered 12/19/2006 by: rmcghee
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The new Adobe Customization Wizard supports most of the options discussed in this thread. For example, on the Toolbars and Document Status stab, find the checkbox to "Disable Adobe Online Services".

There's only one thing I want that the Wizard doesn't do: On the Installation Options tabs is a checkbox labeled "Remove previous version of Reader", but it's grayed out. How do I activate this checkbox? Failing that, how do I remove previous versions of Reader, preferably using only this Wizard?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Answered 12/22/2006 by: snissen
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I lied: There's one more change I want that the Wizard does not offer: I want to disable the automatic spell-checking.

It looks like these registry entries will do it:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\PICommonPrefs\
bSpellingUnderline=dword:0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\PICommonPrefs\cPICommonPrefs
bSpellingUnderline=dword:0

Now I just need to do it for all users. Are there other user-specific settings people like to change? If so, what's the best approach?
Answered 12/22/2006 by: snissen
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Hi I wanted to disable the automatically updates & tried to use the Customization wizard but the change is not run on the org msi. The mst file is generated but how to use it?Checked the help & realise the registry changes are there but it did not work. Please help

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\ FeatureLockdown]
"bUpdater"=dword:00000000
Answered 12/25/2006 by: applelittle
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