Adobe Acrobat Professional X

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Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Windows Installer with Custom Transform (MST)
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Note
With the Following steps you can create a silent installation:
Use the MST file and add - update the follwing keys:

AdobeAcceptEula -> Yes
AgreeToLicense -> Yes
Enable_Optimization -> NO
Eula_Accept -> Yes
RebootYesNo -> No
Registration -> No
Registration_SUPPRES -> Yes
Remove_Previos -> Yes (Remove OLD Version)
RemoveOK -> Yes (Really remove OLD Version)
Suppress_APP_LAUNCH -> Yes

MSI command:msiexec.exe TRANSFORMS=NameOfTheMst.mst ISX_SERIALNUMBER=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES IW_DEFAULT_VERB=Read /qb

Edit Registry to Remove Update and more:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Acrobat\10.0\FeatureLockDown]
"bCommercialPDF"=dword:00000001
"bCreateBuzzwordDoc"=dword:00000000
"bCreatePDFOnline"=dword:00000000
"bPurchaseAcro"=dword:00000000
"bShowEbookMenu"=dword:00000000
"bUpdater"=dword:00000000
"bUsageMeasurement"=dword:00000000

Disable Registration and
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\AVGeneral]
"bSerialized"=dword:00000001
"bAppInitialized"=dword:00000001

To Remove the Option to Send PDF via Mail

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Acrobat\10.0\Workflows]
"bEnableShareFile"=dword:00000000
"bEnableRTCAuth"=dword:00000000
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Command Line
Once you've used the Adobe Customization Wizard 10 to create a .mst, use the following for a silent install:

msiexec /i "FullPathToMSI\AcroPro.msi" TRANSFORMS="FullPathToMSI\AcroPro.mst" /qn

Make sure you put your serial number in the transform using the Customization Wizard first.
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You can also modify, the ABCPY.ini file with appropriate information to setup your silent installation:

[OEM Install]
ISX_SERIALNUMBER=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
USERNAME=
COMPANYNAME=
INSTALLDIR=
ALLOW_LOCKDOWN_BROWSE=YES
ALLOW_LOCKDOWN_MEDIA=YES
ARPHELPLINK=
ARPHELPTELEPHONE=
ARPNOMODIFY=
;ARPNOMODIFY=YES disables the "Change" button in Add/Remove Programs

then you can launch the installer with msiexec /i AcroPro.msi /qn , without modifying the msi at all.
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Security
To lock menuitems use the following way:

1. go to: http://www.pdfscripting.com/public/65.cfm
2. download the Menu/Toolbar Item Report
3. extract this file and copy the file PDFScript_MenuItemReport.js to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Javascripts
4. open one *.pdf file
5. use the menu item or the button "Customize Quick Tools" to load "Menu list" in your menu bar
6. now you can load this new menu item to create one menu item report

Here you'll find all menu items which can be lock. The lock code will be placed in the file "hidemenu.js" in the folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Javascripts

see this example to lock "product registration":

//HideMenu.js

// [Help - Product Registration]
app.hideMenuItem("AMTDynamic1");

Thanks a lot
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To hide the product registration menu item put the following in the hideitems.js:

app.hideMenuItem("AMTDynamic1");
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Here is the command line that I used:

@echo off

 

msiexec.exe /i "\\servername\location\acropro.msi” EULA_ACCEPT=NO REGISTRATION_SUPPRESS=YES SUITEMODE=1 INSTALLLEVEL=101 AS_DISABLE_LEGACY_COLOR=1 IGNOREAAM=1 TRANSFORMS=en_GB.mst /qn

 

msiexec.exe /p “\\servername\location\AcrobatUpd1011.msp” /qn

 

This brings down the update too, also I did have problems when running with normal users as it writes to C:\Program Data so you need to relax the following permisisons:

C:\ProgramData\Adobe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe

I gave them modify rights and it works, also you need to have a reboot for this to work.

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Use DISABLEDESKTOPSHORTCUT property (set to anything you want) to, yes, disable desktop shortcuts.

DISABLE_CACHE (again, set to anything) to disable caching of the package.

ISX_SERIALNUMBER is (as mentioned previously) used for the serial number.

Check the property table for the various EULA properties and reset as required.

To get the full lockdown I had to use:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\FeatureLockDown
Rather than:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\FeatureLockDown

As noted in some articles online.
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A full list of menu items can be found by doing the following:

1)Enable the interactive console under Preferences->JavaScript->Enable Interactive Console
2)Open the interactive console using Control + J
3)app.listMenuItems(); and press control + enter
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Virtualization
Acrobat X is supported in the following virtualized environments

- Citrix XenApp 5.0 with Win 2008 Server Enterprise edition x64Bit O/S.
- Citrix XenApp 6.0 with Win 2008 R2 Server Enterprise edition x64Bit O/S.

You can get information on best practices starting on page 66 of the Enterprise Administration Guide at the link below.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83709/attachments/Acrobat_Enterprise_Administration.pdf#page=66
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Using Adobe Customization Wizard X we can set the default PDF reader or We can use properties to set Adobe Acrobat not to take ownership of the default PDF file extension, by leaving Adobe Reader as the default PDF reader.

For version 10.0 & higher use the property LEAVE_PDFOWNERSHIP=YES

YES - prevents the new installation from taking over PDF ownership. 
NO - allows the new install to own opening PDFs. 

For version 11.0 & higher use the property OWNERSHIP_STATE=0.

0: Do not take ownership.
1: Take ownership for the current user. 
2: Take ownership for all existing and new users.
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Deployment Method Used: Windows Installer with Custom Transform (MST)
Deployment Difficulty: Very Easy
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The release date for the Customization Wizard for Reader X is supposed to be between Dec 6 and Dec 15

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Terminal Services
Adobe has validated the remote application execution for all of the Acrobat X family of products by using WTS.

The environments used for validation were set up in the following ways:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition 64 bit OS.
- Client operating systems tested were Windows XP Professional SP3, Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7 (both 32 and 64bit)
- Standard/Administrator user profiles were set up on and Active Directory and was used.

You can get additional information in the Enterprise Administration guide starting on page 76.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83709/attachments/Acrobat_Enterprise_Administration.pdf#page=76
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Script

Altiris 6.9 Deployment - Customize *.mst with Adobe Customization Wizard X.

 

REM Adobe Acrobat Professional 10 Install

@echo off

set src=c:\apps\src\acrobat\10

set startdir=%CD%

 

echo #-----------------------------------

echo # Copy src local

echo #-----------------------------------

echo .

if exist %src% (rd /s /q %src%)

mkdir %src%

xcopy /qey "\\servername\SrcFiles\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 10 Professional" %src%

 

echo #-----------------------------------

echo # Install

echo #-----------------------------------

echo .

c:

cd %src%

start /w /i AcroPro.msi TRANSFORMS="AcroPro.mst" /qn /L*v c:\acrobat.log

 

cd %startdir%

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Command Line
For AdobeReader10 I used the following...

Full Command Line: install_reader10_jp_gtbd_aih.exe /sAll /rs /l /msi /qb- /norestart EULA_ACCEPT=YES
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Adobe Customization Wizard 9 does not work with the unpacked file. We will need to wait till Ver 10 is released

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The hidemenu.js is used to hide the menu items.

For example:
app.hideMenuItem("GettingStarted");
app.hideMenuItem("DetectAndRepair");
app.hideMenuItem("Updates");
app.hideMenuItem("RegisterProduct");
app.hideMenuItem("eBook:Digital Edition Services")
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Command Line
You can display and print a PDF file with Acrobat and Adobe Reader from the command line. These commands are unsupported, but have worked for some developers. There is no documentation for these commands other than what is listed below.

Note:All examples below use Adobe Reader, but apply to Acrobat as well. If you are using Acrobat, substitute Acrobat.exe for AcroRd32.exe on the command line.

AcroRd32.exe pathname — Start Adobe Reader and display the file. The full path must be provided.

This command can accept the following options.

/n Start a separate instance of Acrobat or Adobe Reader, even if one is currently open.
/s Suppress the splash screen.
/o Suppress the open file dialog box.
/h Start Acrobat or Adobe Reader in a minimized window.

AcroRd32.exe /p pathname — Start Adobe Reader and display the Print dialog box.

AcroRd32.exe /t path "printername" "drivername" "portname" — Start Adobe Reader and print a file while suppressing the Print dialog box. The path must be fully specified.

The four parameters of the /t option evaluate to path, printername, drivername, and portname (all strings).
printername — The name of your printer.
drivername — Your printer driver’s name, as it appears in your printer’s properties.
portname — The printer’s port. portname cannot contain any "/" characters; if it does, output is routed to the default port for that printer.
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You can display and print a PDF file with Acrobat and Adobe Reader from the command line. These commands are unsupported, but have worked for some developers. There is no documentation for these commands other than what is listed below.

Note:All examples below use Adobe Reader, but apply to Acrobat as well. If you are using Acrobat, substitute Acrobat.exe for AcroRd32.exe on the command line.

AcroRd32.exe pathname — Start Adobe Reader and display the file. The full path must be provided.

This command can accept the following options.

/n Start a separate instance of Acrobat or Adobe Reader, even if one is currently open.
/s Suppress the splash screen.
/o Suppress the open file dialog box.
/h Start Acrobat or Adobe Reader in a minimized window.

AcroRd32.exe /p pathname — Start Adobe Reader and display the Print dialog box.

AcroRd32.exe /t path "printername" "drivername" "portname" — Start Adobe Reader and print a file while suppressing the Print dialog box. The path must be fully specified.

The four parameters of the /t option evaluate to path, printername, drivername, and portname (all strings).
printername — The name of your printer.
drivername — Your printer driver’s name, as it appears in your printer’s properties.
portname — The printer’s port. portname cannot contain any "/" characters; if it does, output is routed to the default port for that printer.
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1) Using an MSI editor open AcroPro.msi (or AcroStan.msi if you are installing Standard)

2) In the "Property" table change:

a. To suppress online registration

REGISTRATION_SUPPRESS YES

b) To do a full installation

SetupType Complete

_IsSetupTypeMin Complete


c) Automatically accept EULA

EULA_ACCEPT YES

d) Set default PDF reader to Acrobat Pro (to set to Acrobat Reader the value is "Read")

DEFAULT_VERB Open

3) In the "Property" table add:

a. Add your product serial number

ISX_SERIALNUMBER xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

b. Add user name

USERNAME xxxxx xxxxxxxx

c. Add organization/company name

COMPANYNAME xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxx

4) Save it by creating another MSI, for example AcroPro_mod.msi

5) Run installation

msiexec /i AcroPro_mod.msi /qb /promptrestart
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