Greetings,

With respect to Adobe Acrobat Standard, we have created an MST that removes the "View in Browser" feature. If I want to re-enable this how do I go about it?

I have tried just changing the MST and rerunning msiexec /i package.msi tranforms=change.mst but that did not work.

Thanks![:)]

Gary
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Yes, that won't work. It will know it's already installed and will probably use the existing locally cached copy of the MSI. I haven't yet tried this, but assuming it isn't a major change I think that a repair from source might work. Try this...

MSIEXEC /fvomus package.msi TRANSFORMS=change.mst

The theory being that it will recache the MSI (wiping out the old locally cached copy) and use your new transform in the repair, which will correct the view in browser value. Let me know if this works or not. It's a bit of a stretch for Acrobat though, I know it has a bunch of custom actions. If the "View In Browser" option involves one of these CAs, you may be stuck with uninstalling the old Adobe Acrobat and installing the new, reconfigured Adobe Acrobat.
Answered 10/04/2005 by: VikingLoki
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I haven't yet tried this, but assuming it isn't a major change I think that a repair from source might work. Try this...

MSIEXEC /fvomus package.msi TRANSFORMS=change.mst


If the above didnt work... MSIEXEC /I package.mst TRANSFORMS=change.mst REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus. Again this will recache the MSI and MST and reinstall all previously installed features.
Answered 10/04/2005 by: batroja
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Sad to say that neither of them worked. Thanks for the help though.

Gary
Answered 10/04/2005 by: dtcappdeploy
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The only way to change the transform of an already deployed application is to uninstall and reinstall it.

There is one other way, but I've not tested it, that involves hacking the cached transform on the local machine and then forcing a reinstall.

Alan
Answered 10/04/2005 by: ab2cv
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Does that also apply for creating a new transform and applying it to the installeed app?
Answered 10/04/2005 by: dtcappdeploy
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If you've already deployed an app without a transform then there's definitely only one way to do it and that's to fully uninstall and then reinstall with the transform applied I'm afraid.

Alan
Answered 10/04/2005 by: ab2cv
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Don't know if that helps but here is a litte vbscript that will retrieve the cached msi name of an installation, just call it with the productname:

Option Explicit

Dim objWshShell
Dim strApplication, strPackage

Set objWshShell = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")

'********************************************************************************************************

Call GetArgument

If IsInstalled(strApplication, strPackage) Then
msgbox strPackage
End If

'********************************************************************************************************

Sub GetArgument()

Dim objArgs

Set objArgs = Wscript.Arguments

If objArgs.Count <> 1 Then
Wscript.Echo "Incorrect number of arguments."
Wscript.Quit
Else
strApplication = objArgs(0)
End If

End Sub

'********************************************************************************************************

Function IsInstalled(strApplication, strPackage)

Dim objInstaller
Dim strProduct, strInstalledProducts

Set objInstaller = Wscript.CreateObject("WindowsInstaller.Installer")
Set strInstalledProducts = objInstaller.Products

IsInstalled = False
For Each strProduct In strInstalledProducts
If objInstaller.ProductInfo(strProduct, "ProductName") = strApplication Then
IsInstalled = True
strPackage = objInstaller.ProductInfo(strProduct, "LocalPackage")
End If
Next

End Function
Answered 10/05/2005 by: sini
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