My goal is to deploy adobe reader v 10.1.3 I have two files to do this 10.1.0.msi and 10.1.3.msp and im understand how to deploy the msi but when it comes to combining the 10.1.3 patch i am lost. any help or advice would be appreciated.

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This is how i got this to work.

1. First of all, you need to copy the two files (AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi, AdbeRdrUpd1013.msp) in any folder. (e.g C:\\ReaderPatch) 

2. Now create a folder, where you will be creating the AIP (Admin install package), e.g. name it say 'C:\\AIP' 

3. Open CMD and type msiexec /a C:\ReaderPatch\AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi TARGETDIR="C:\AIP"
4. type CD\AIP
5.  
msiexec /a AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi /p "C:\\ReaderPatch\\AdbeRdrUpd1013.msp" TARGETDIR="C:\\AIP"

And now you will have adobe reader 10.1.3 Copy files into your installtion folder. 

Answered 07/05/2012 by: Aft3rmath
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Try this..


msiexec /a "C:\Documents and Settings\jlarsen\Desktop\Adobe X\AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi" /p "C:\Documents and Settings\jlarsen\Desktop\Adobe X\AdbeRdrUpd1013.msp"  SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE TARGETDIR="C:\Documents and Settings\jlarsen\Desktop\Adobe X\PatchedPackage" /qb /L*v "C:\Documents and Settings\jlarsen\Desktop\Adobe X\PatchedLOG.txt"

After successful execution of above command, you can see the patched msi under "C:\Documents and Settings\jlarsen\Desktop\Adobe X\PatchedPackage"

 

Answered 06/28/2012 by: jagadeish
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  • I run this and get this error " Error 1325.AcrolEHelperShim.dll is not a valid short file name."
  • It means this particular file doesn't having proper SHORTFILENAME in file table.. You can create TRANSFORM to correct this SHORTFILENAME or else

    Proceed with LONGFILENAME.. i.e. Execute the above command line without giving SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE parameter

    But, I would recommand you to follow the first one,,
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You should apply the patch to your MSI which basically merges the updates so you have an updated MSI to deploy. 

See: http://www.itninja.com/question/how-do-i-deploy-a-msi-patch-msp

Answered 06/28/2012 by: bkelly
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don't add parameters to the MSI administrative install commandline.

 

First make an AIP using the command

msiexec /a [path to msi]  

and save to some location.

Then patch the MSI in the AIP using the command line

msiexec.exe /p [path to MSP file] /a [path to MSI in AIP]

 

This wil modify the msi in the AIP and incorporate the patch data. You can then install this MSI with the parameters you want.

Answered 06/29/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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