Hello,

My first time using this site, but so far it looks really good. Problem, - creating a package to install Adobe Acrobat 7.x in a big environment. Several customizations requested. Whether I use Wise Package Studio, or the provided Install Tuner I can't properly get the Preference - Internet - "Display pdf in browser" to work the way I want it. When using the Adobe provided tool, the Install Tuner, it unchecks the box and greys it out so it can't be modified by the end user. In wise package studio I haven't had any luck capturing the process (when selected or deselected AAR goes through some sort of detect and repair).

Does anyone know of a registry key to turn the greying of the box on and off (make it user editable) or, a manual method I can script to enable or disable this funtion? I've looked around and haven't quite found anything yet. The function needs to be per machine installed on (as new users are created on the machine all the time...)
Uggg, such a simple package, and this one thing has taken me 10 times the amount of time required to do everything else for this package!!!

Thank you in advance,
Jason.
ps. anyother info on hiding or unhiding, and enabling / disabling preferences once they have been hidden or greyed out by the Install tuner for Acrobat Reader would be great!
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It sounds like the user doesn't have rights to edit that registry key. Are your users locked down heavily? Find the registry key and assign read/write access to the "everyone" group.

Use the provided Tuner from Adobe, don't create your own transform, or use Wise, or repackage.

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Answered 04/27/2006 by: turbokitty
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Thanks for the reply turbokitty, the current environment is just a development environment, and the test user has administrative privileges in a fairly open environment. It looks like I will have to use a combination of a Wise transform (so all the other options aren't greyed out) and the provided tool transform (to de-select the pdf in browser option) and live with the pdf in browser button disabled until I can find a work around, although I know the clients will be very displeased with it.
Answered 04/27/2006 by: solojas
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on that note, are you suggesting that after installation other people who used the adobe provided tool don't have the preferences greyed out or hidden when they had selected them to be disabled in the tool?
Answered 04/27/2006 by: solojas
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That's right. In my experience with Adobe, it'll only grey out a box if the user doesn't have rights to change that value. If I had to guess, I'd say it's a rights issue.
Answered 04/27/2006 by: turbokitty
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The easiest way to change that Browser Integration setting to the one you want is to edit the original .msi in Orca (not Wise or InstallShield!). Just set the Property "DISABLE_BROWSER_INTEGRATION" to YES or NO.

And I totally agree with turbokitty. I bet that the grey out of the box happens because of a lack of rights.
Answered 04/28/2006 by: rpfenninger
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You can also do this post installation if you have Active Directory and Group Policy.

I posted a Custom ADM template we use to manage these settings via Group Policy at

http://itninja.com/question/accton-en2242-pxe-boot-floppy0

Can't claim it is all my own work as I created it from a information posted elsewhere but it does work.
Answered 05/03/2006 by: yakatar
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Solojas, have you found solution? I'm trying to do same thing with 6.x. I don't see that option in the Tuner. I also tried creating Property for browser integration to off as suggested below.

I can add the REG key but we have a locked down environment and it does work when user logs in.
Answered 06/01/2006 by: captdantman
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Hello,

I used a few different methods to get everything I needed, I set the Disable_Browser_integration property in the command line, as well created a small exe to install registry keys for each user by using Active Setup. I'll post a more technical solution when I get a chance, -things are a bit hectic here right now.

J.
Answered 06/07/2006 by: solojas
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The browser intregration is a feature in the Adobe MSI if you snapshot adobe and you have turn it on but you delete de classes installer reg key's of the original msi then de reader think's it is not installed but in reality it is.

if you want to snapshot adobe accept this behavior or insert de reg key's from the original MSI so you can see it is turn on but user can never turn is off or use a MST file with gives you also no satisfaction becourse users don't have the rights to uninstall a feature.

bommer!!!!


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Hello,

My first time using this site, but so far it looks really good. Problem, - creating a package to install Adobe Acrobat 7.x in a big environment. Several customizations requested. Whether I use Wise Package Studio, or the provided Install Tuner I can't properly get the Preference - Internet - "Display pdf in browser" to work the way I want it. When using the Adobe provided tool, the Install Tuner, it unchecks the box and greys it out so it can't be modified by the end user. In wise package studio I haven't had any luck capturing the process (when selected or deselected AAR goes through some sort of detect and repair).

Does anyone know of a registry key to turn the greying of the box on and off (make it user editable) or, a manual method I can script to enable or disable this funtion? I've looked around and haven't quite found anything yet. The function needs to be per machine installed on (as new users are created on the machine all the time...)
Uggg, such a simple package, and this one thing has taken me 10 times the amount of time required to do everything else for this package!!!

Thank you in advance,
Jason.
ps. anyother info on hiding or unhiding, and enabling / disabling preferences once they have been hidden or greyed out by the Install tuner for Acrobat Reader would be great!

Answered 06/29/2006 by: Mooijr
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