Acro Software CutePDF Writer

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Deployment Tips (2)

Most Common Setup Type
Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
Average Package Difficulty Rating
Rated 4 / 5 (Somewhat Difficult) based on 2 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)

Deployment Tip Summary

The 32 bit install and 64 bit install are different and use different EXE's when time to uninstall. modify the VBS to uninstall to account for the difference. 64 bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\Setup64.exe /uninstall 32 bit" C:\Program Files\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\uninscpw.exe
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download CutePDF Writer 3.0 from URL (‎)

just get the two files: converter.exe & cutewriter.exe


Rename converter.exe to and extract the files (setup.exe & GPLGS folder)

Place cutewriter.exe, setup.exe & GPLGS items all in one folder including the batch file shown below. 


create installer batch file:


@Echo off

"%~dp0\setup.exe" /s

"%~dp0\cutewriter.exe" /verysilent /no3d


Save the batch file and run from your deployment tool.

NOTE: /no3d = this skips the 3rd party software install



create uninstaller vbs script:


Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Set fShell = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

oShell.Run """%ProgramFiles%\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\uninscpw.exe"" -s"

WScript.Sleep 1000

oShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

WScript.Sleep 10000

oShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

WScript.Sleep 5000

strCom = "taskkill /F /IM uninscpw.exe"

oShell.Run strCom, 0, True

fshell.DeleteFolder "C:\Program Files\GPLGS",True

fshell.DeleteFolder "C:\Program Files\Acro Software",True

fshell.DeleteFolder "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CutePDF",True

fshell.DeleteFolder "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\CutePDF",True


Save as a.vbs and run in the deployment tool with this command: cscript.exe //B <name of above file>.vbs

NOTE: Even though the uninstaller has the -s switch it still prompts you if you really want to uninstall the app. That is why I wrote the sendkey part to click "Yes" and to click "OK" using the ENTER key.

The taskkill part was also added as in Windows7 the uninstaller was still running in the taskmanager as a process.

The delete folder/file section had to be added as the uninstaller left these folders too! Not a well written uninstaller, I'm afraid! ;)



Setup Information:
Setup Type: Legacy Setup with command line support
Deployment Method Used: Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
Deployment Difficulty: Very Difficult
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line

This is a tip for deploying through MDT.

I tried creating a batch file and then have an application run the script.  It would bring back an error every time.  I decided to create an Application bundle instead.

Since cutepdf requires Ghostscript converter first create an app with install command setup.exe /s

Make sure the GPLGS folder is included

Then create an app for CutePDF: cutewriter.exe /verysilent /no3d

Then create an application bundle with ghostscript and CutePDF. Make sure ghostscript is installed first 


Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
Deployment Method Used: Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
Deployment Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Platform(s): Windows
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