Hi,

I'm trying to put together an installation for version 9.1.3 of Adobe Reader.

I've followed the notes, as per the Appdeploy article below, and specifically the notes added by Franks:

http://itninja.com/link/a-second-record-exists-for-this-alternative-name-here

I took the base full install of 9.1.0, and applied as described, admin installs of the incremental patches (9.1.2, 9.1.3 - missing out 9.1.1 also as described in those notes). All of these seemed to successfully apply.

Finally, I used the Adobe Customisation Wizard to finally configure the [font="Courier New"]acroread.msi to supress a few settings.

I've located these files on my SMS 2003 distribution point, and created an SMS package/assignment to push Adobe Reader. This works, except, the version of Adobe Reader installed still appears to be 9.1.0 (displayed in add/remove, the about dialog box, and [font="Courier New"]acrord32.exe version).

I presumed that the process of creating the admin install was to patch it to 9.1.3, so that's the version that would be prepared for distribution. Am I missing something here?

My SMS assignment is pushing the package in the manner as per the Appdeploy article also.

Now, if I check [font="Courier New"]acroread.msi on the distribution point, that also is still versioned 9.1.0 - is this correct? or should the process of patching the admin install above have modified that msi installer file also to 9.1.3?

Thanks in advance - first time I've ever attempted trying to integrate Adobe updates into an admin install.

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Ignore... sysadmin error [:D]
Answered 08/11/2009 by: stephenejones
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.Hello!.

I have made an admininstall as well, working out as planned..
BUT when testing the app when opening an PDF in browser Explorer 6.0 returns a message "The Adobe
Acrobat/Reader that is running can not be used to view PDF files in a web browser. Adobe Acrobat Version 8 or
9 is required. Please exit and Try Again."

If in preferences in AR 9.1.3 uncheck "view PDF in browser" it gets downloaded and opened as it should!
Anyone seen this? IE6 used.

Edit: Above goes for the setting in a MST created with Adobe Customization Wizard 9: Make Acrobat the default viewer if both Acrobat and Reader are installed.
If Reader choosed as default it seems to work out ok ...? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
/Marie
Answered 08/19/2009 by: marendaweth
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If i recall, adobe leaves some stubs in the reg & it reads the version from the first one it encounters which refers to a previous version. Trawl through your reg for previous adobe versions...
Answered 08/19/2009 by: kiptek
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No, clean computer with no Adobe products at all.. Feels like a bug..

I continued testing and got it to work when setting was "Make Acrobat the default viewer if both Acrobat and Reader are installed." as well after some time if added:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Adobe\Acrobat\Exe]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Reader 9.0\\Reader\\AcroRd32.exe\""

Would still appreciate suggestions if anyone got this working without editing registry [&:]
Answered 08/19/2009 by: marendaweth
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We experienced the same error. The fix was to change the Default Viewer setting in the Customization Wizard to "Installer will decide which product will be the default". I found this recommendation from Adobe for version 8 http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/401/kb401258.html. Seems to apply to version 9 also.
Answered 08/21/2009 by: 15moreminutes
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