I would like to create the package of Adobe Acrobat 7.0.9 Standard. In English and in French.
I have downloaded the Adobe tool : ISTuner7_AdobeAcrobat.exe to create the MST file

The problem is : The computers have already Adobe Reader 7.0.9 installed.

In first hand, when i'm trying to install "manually" Acrobat 7.0 on this computer I have a windows asking me to choose the correct soft to open PDF file (Acrobat 7.0.9 or Reader 7.0)

I choose Acrobat 7.0.9 and continu the installation until the end normally.

In second hand, when i'm running the package, I got error popup 1404 about some key in registry that i don't have enough permission..

But, if I uninstall Adobe Reader and restart the computer before to launch the package of Acrobat, it's doing fine.

So, for me the issue come from some registry key of Reader that i can't modify by the package automatically.

Do you know the righ parameter to add at the msiexec commande line to FORCE the choice of which soft to use to open a PDF file ?

Thank you.
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Hello keihilin,

I've actually ran into similar issues before when installing one version of reader vs another or writer. I think officially, Adobe doesn't support this set up, but I've seen it work over and over, so shouldn't be that big of an issue.

As tedious as this may sound, I once went into each of the registry keys it was stating as not being able to write to (permissions issue in the registry), granted the appropriate permissions to it, and click continue...I did this over and over to get a full list of registry entries having the problem. I think it ended up being like 10 keys or something. So, as a long solution, you could look into doing this and then create a wrapper along with your msi deployment to modify the registries first before installing it...ugly work around, but oh well.

I suppose another option would be to uninstall the reader, install the writer, and reinstall the reader back all in one simple wrapper script...just a thought.

Hope this helps,
Answered 03/30/2009 by: jcarri06
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Thank you for your response.
I've posted my issue on Adobe support forum too, and i've received this information :

| Adobe STRONGLY recommends that you DO NOT not have Acrobat and Reader installed on the
| same system. If you have just Acrobat installed, it will perform all the functions
| Reader does and much more. Therefore, you should uninstall Reader, install Acrobat, and
| DO NOT install Reader again.

So, I will just remove Reader first.
Thanks again.
Answered 03/31/2009 by: keihilin
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