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Command Line
The customisation wizard only removes previous versions from 6 and later. We had packaged and deployed acrobat 5 at some stage. To remove this before installing 8, add the following lines to vbscript before version 8 install section ( just need to put in your UNC location of the version 5 msi.) Much easier than using the uninstall string that comes with acrobat 5.

If objFSO.FileExists("C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe") Then
WshShell.run "msiexec.exe /X ""UNC LOCATION OF MSI"" ALLUSERS=1 /qb!", 1, True
End If
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PROPERTIES

Make Acrobat Pro the default application
IW_DEFAULT_VERB=Open

Make Acrobat Reader the default application
IW_DEFAULT_VERB=Read

Enable Caching of Local installer files
ENABLE_CACHE_FILES=YES

Disable Caching of Local installer files
ENABLE_CACHE_FILES=NO

Disable EULA
EULA_ACCEPT=YES

ENABLE Optimization
ENABLE_OPTIMIZATION=YES

Disable Optimization
ENABLE_OPTIMIZATION=NO


REG KEYS

Disable Adobe Online Services
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockdown\cHostedServices\cProtectPDF]
bShowMeets=0

Disable all updates
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockdown]
bUpdater=0

Disable Help->Digital Editions
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockDown]
bShowEbookMenu=0

Disable Registration
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockDown]
bRegisterProduct=0

Disable Start Meeting
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockDown\cHostedServices\cMeeting]
bShowMeets=0

Don't Show Getting Started
[HKCU\Software\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Downtown]
bDontShowAtLaunch=1

Disable EFI Print Me
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockdown]
bEFIPrintMe=1

Disable Document Message Bar
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockDown\cDocumentStatus]
bSuppressMessageBar=1

Disable Status Dialog
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockDown\cDocumentStatus]
bSuppressStatusDialog=1

Sets the internet connection speed to LAN as default
[HKCU\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\AVGeneral]
iConnectionSpeed=10000000


If you want to entirely remove the Adobe updater from the installation, set the InstallLevel for the 'AUMS' feature to 0 and then remove the both the 'AUMRegister' and 'AUMUnRegister' custom actions.
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Command Line
The most basic Command Line I found that works on most of our worksations.

net use D: (specific UNC path)

D:
cd "Applications\Acrobat Professional v8.1"
AcroPro.msi /q /qn TRANSFORMS="AcroPro.mst"
C:
cdcd "Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Setup Files"
cd {AC76BA86-1033-0000-7760-000000000003}
msiexec /p AcrobatUpd810_efgj_incr.msp /q
msiexec /p AcrobatUpd811_all_incr.msp /q

REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "Acrobat Assistant 8.0" /f

I created the package with the Adobe Customization Wizard. Had no problems with the Updates not disabling. Unlike Adobe Reader 8. Acrobat Pro worked well with the latest customization wizard.

I tried using some other techniques, but this one seemed to be the easiest and accomplished what I was looking for. Completely remote and silent install.
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There is a new tool to customize Adobe Acrobat/Reader 8 Products: Adobe Customization Wizard

This tool supersedes the InstallShield Tuner.

- Credits go to aross for finding above tool. Only thing this one doesn't do for you all is activation :(
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Security
The print to PDF function changed in v8.1.2 in a way that non-admin-users can no longer use that feature. This version wants to write to a registry key in HKLM where the ordinary user has no rights to write to:

HKLM\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Distiller\8.0\PrinterJobControl\

Solution: Give the user/group write acccess to this key and all subkeys.
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Terminal Services
I found that we needed to have most users access Acrobat Reader, and only licensed users use Professional 8 (and see the Adobe PDF printer) on the same TS. To do this I created an Active Directory group for users with a license for the app, then configured a GPO to perform the following:

Set permissions on folder "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0"
- Remove all permissions for "users"
- Add full control for the Licensed group

Set Registry Permissions (remove "Users" "Terminal Server Users" and "Power Users", add Licenced group)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\68AB67CA3301004F7706000000000030
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Access\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Excel\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\MS Project\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Publisher\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Powerpoint\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin


Within the package, run the following commands to set perms on the printer;
SetACL.exe -on "Adobe PDF" -ot prn -actn ace -ace "n:YourDomainName\YourLicensedGroup;p:full;m:allow"
SetACL.exe -on "Adobe PDF" -ot prn -actn ace -ace "n:everyone;p:print;m:revoke"

Do no allow installer to make any entries under (assumes that Reader already installed);
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document.7
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The package comes as an MSI, but be aware. You MUST download a license file from the Adobe server in order for the application to be valid longer than 30 days. The serial number is no longer valid. The requestor of the application will be provided a user name and password to their site from where you can download this.

If you are deploying to multiple users (as was our problem) we had to download the license server and install it onto our local servers here. The license server would obtain the license files from adobes site (still a manual step here) and the users would obtain the files from the local license file we setup.

deployment of the msi was not to hard. Just perform an Admin install of the msi
msiexec /a <path to msi> Create a transform to include the serial number, and location of license server.

Do not bother calling Adobe for the license server, they have no idea since this is new for them.
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Here is the process we used to publish Acrobat 8.0 Pro into our Radia environment using shortfile names.

1) Made a copy of the acropro.msi and data1.cab and remove the read only attributes

2)Edit the MSI to have the following properties:
- Allusers=1
- Rootdrive=C:- Username=User
- Companyname=(Your_Name)
- ISX_Serialnumber=(Your_serial_number)

3) Continued to edit the MSI to remove files from within the MSI because Radia had problems with the installion otherwise. The following file names are the proper ones that need to remain, delete the duplicate files that exist:
- Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\adobe_epic\eula\background.png = size 59KB

- Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\adobe_epic\registration\background.png = size 59KB

- Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\ALM_Config_files\aul.xml = size 5KB

- Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\LMResources\background.bmp = size 3MB

- Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\LMResources\Productlabel.bmp = size 92KB

4) Save the edited MSI

5) Use Radia Publisher to create the ZSERVICE with the Advanced Publisher Mode and 'shortfilenames=true' in the 'Optional arguments for AIP creation' text box

6)Under 'Additional Files' in Publisher check off the acrobat.exe file

Hope that helps people out if they work on this application.
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Adobe has disabled E-licensing on all their volume-licensed products. This includes Acrobat 8. Great news as I was going crasy trying to set up the Adobe license Server.

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Copy the Acrobat 8 Professional folder to a location on the network.

Use the abcpy.ini file included on the disc to input the correct serial and owner names.

IE - Make sure the below options are correct.

[OEM Install]
ISX_SERIALNUMBER=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
USERNAME="Your Name Here"
COMPANYNAME="Your Company Here"
INSTALLDIR="C:\program files\adobe"
ALLOW_LOCKDOWN_BROWSE=YES
ALLOW_LOCKDOWN_MEDIA=YES

Edit the company-supplied MSI to delete the unwanted desktop icons as well as moved the *All Programs*
icons into an Adobe folder (just for a little added cleanup).

On first startup of the application after deployment, the user would have to download an e-license to the machine.
This would pull the license out of your license pool at Adobe, and thus make it to where you would have to deactivate the license before rebuilding the machine.

Adobe has to be contacted to get a master exception xml file. After Adobe is contacted, download this file
from Adobe's licensing site. Rename to "AdobeConfig.xml" and place in the directory on the network containing
the setup files. The company-supplied msi calls this xml during install, and if it is there will move it to the
Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8 directory on the client computer. This will make the client computer exempt from having to download the e-license.

You can also edit the MSI to remove the EULA on the first run of the application. Located in the following key
hklm_software_adobe_adobe acrobat_8.0_AdobeViewer

Edit the EULA DWORD - set value 1
Edit the Launched DWORD - set value 1
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Watch the Product code a number of components have conditions based on the product code that came with the original install.

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For german installation I use the Adobe Customization Wizard first.

Next I edit the MSI with Orca and change the Property "ProductLanguage" to 1031. This works fine with "msiexec" as silent installation in german.
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Note if your editing the MSI via Orca or another MSI editor make sure that you enter the values for

Disable Registration
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockDown]
bRegisterProduct=0

and

Don't Show Getting Started
[HKCU\Software\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Downtown]
bDontShowAtLaunch=1

As DWORD values. So in Orca you would enter the value for bRegisterProduct as #0
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Adobe evidently thinks it knows your build security better than you do, so the first job to do when you have your transform is to delete the LockPermissions table.
[Edited 4th July 2007]
...except I now discover that some process - which I'm trying to track down but which more or more looks like the main Acrobat EXE - re-writes those permissions!
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For the corporate edition you don't need an activition of Acrobat Professional 8.

So you can deploy the MSI with some features:

PIDKEY=s/n
A3D_TB_SN=s/n
PRP_TN_SN=s/n (I had to use those three)
LAUNCH_APP=0 (no start after installation)
DISABLEMEDIA=1 (don't save source informations)
PRODUCTLANGUAGE=1033 (english)

After deployment I push a reg key on the client, this deactivated the online registration:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockDown]
"bRegisterProduct"=dword:00000000
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Here is how I did the installation at our facility. We ran into some problems because we were upgrading all existing users from professional v6. v6 needs to be uninstalled before v8 can be installed. v8 installer tries to do this, but as our users have limited user accounts, even if v8 installer is run as an administrator, it kicks off the v6 uninstaller as a limited user and fails, so we had to do a work around to get it to successfully uninstall the v6.

We are currently using ZENWorks 6.5sp2

Here's what I did:

1. Downloaded the newest installation files (with the eLic stuff disabled - ALM disabled I think it's called).

2. Created a transform with the Adobe Customization Wizard 8 (see links in posts above). In the 'EULA and Online Features' section, check the box to 'Add Licence Management File' then click 'Modify...' and navigate to the 'AdobeConfig.xml' file that came with the download from step 1.

3. Created a Base Install ZENWorks application using the MSI and MST that I just created. I have this application run Adobe Acrobat 8 after installation as an administrator level user. (eLic isn't really disabled, it just comes with a valid eLic. Apparently it can't register the eLic with the computer as a limited user so I have to run Adobe Acrobat 1 time as an administrator so that eLic takes hold and no crashes happen). This application is not visible to the user. Oh, and we hide all the program's shortcut icons so we can recreate/control them using ZENWorks.)

4. Next I created a v6 removal tool application as follows:
-Copies 3 files to user's local machine: a .vbs file, a .bat file and the AcroPro.msi (v6). Files are copied to 'C:\Program Files\MyCompany\Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro Removal\'.
-The vbs file launches the bat file using a runas command and runs the bat file as an administrator.
-The bat file runs the msiexec to uninstall acrobat v6 (as an administrator so it completes successfully). Once the uninstall is complete, it deletes the vbs file since the vbs file has the admin password for the machine in clear text.
-The code for the files will be listed below.

5. The Base install is set so that it is not available until the removal tool is run.

6. I created an application that will launch the base install. This application has a dependancy (not availability) to the base install applicaton. It does NOT launch the program once installed. This application is only available (using availability) after the removal tool is run, and if the base install has NOT take place.

7. I created another application that will run Acobat v8 as the logged in user. This application has no dependancies, but is NOT available until after the base install has take place.

The reason for the last two applications is this: if we always run Acrobat as the administrator (the app in #3), it works fine execpt the user doesn't get any of thier network drives, becuase the administrator local account isn't logged into the network. BUT it does have to be run as an admin 1x or it doesn't register properly. So we run it once as an admin, then use a different application to run it as the logged in user.

Basically the user does as follows:

1. User refreshes Zenworks, gets the removal tool.
2. User runs removal tool.
3. After removal tool is done, user refreshes Zenworks again.
4. User gets the Installer app (which they can see) and the base install app (which they can't see).
5. User launches the installer app which launches the base install app. Base install app will run adobe acrbat v8 as the administrator account it was installed under, when installation is complete.
6. User exits Adobe Acrobat v8.
7. User refreshes ZENWorks one last time.
8. Installer app disappears and "the" Adobe Acrobat v8 app icon appears.
9. Clicking "the" Adobe Acrobat v8 icon runs Acrobat as the logged in (i.e. limited) user, which is successful because it has been run once as an admin.

The files for the removal tool are as follow:

1. A vbs file containing the following:

------------------------------ start vbs file
set wshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
sFileToRun = """C:\Program Files\MyCompany\Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro Removal\TheBatFile.bat""" 'Note, the 3 double quotes necessary
wshshell.Run "cmd" 'runs command window
wshshell.Sendkeys "Kicking off Adobe Actobat 6 Pro REMOVAL..." 'dialog for user
wshshell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'presses enter
wshshell.Sendkeys "Echo off" 'turn off echo
wshshell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'presses enter
wscript.sleep 2000 'wait (it may take a second for cmd window to appear)
wshshell.Sendkeys "runas /user:administrator " & sFileToRun 'sends the runas command to the command window
wshshell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'presses enter (to execute runas command)
wscript.sleep 2000 'wait (runas may take a second to ask for pwd, don't enter before prompted)
wshshell.Sendkeys "myadminpassword" 'your admin password
wshshell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'presses enter
wscript.sleep 1000
wshshell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'presses enter
wshshell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'presses enter
wshshell.Sendkeys "Echo This window may now be closed..." 'dialog for users as window doesn't always close as desired...
wshshell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'presses enter
wscript.sleep 500 'wait
wshshell.Sendkeys "exit" 'puts in the command to close window.
wshshell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'presses enter
----------------------------------- end vbs file

2. a bat file that gets launched as an administrator and kicks off the msi uninstall.

---------------------- begin .bat file
echo off
cls
echo NOTE: DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW: This dialog will disappear automatically when removal is complete.
echo Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro Removal in progress...
echo
msiexec /qn /x "C:\Program Files\MyCompany\Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro Removal\AcroPro.msi"
Del "C:\Program Files\MyCompany\Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro Removal\TheVbsFile.vbs"
---------------------- end .bat file

If you used an .MST to install Acrobat v6, you may have to customize the command line for uninstall in the bat file, but ours works on most machines as it is.
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I created an ADM file for the following HKCU settings because we wanted to set the following:

1. Get rid of the splashscreen
2. Set the organization name
3. Change the connection speed to LAN
4. Set the spelling to English (United Kingdom)
5. Change page units to metric.

The ADM file contains the settings for both Adobe Reader 8.x and Adobe Acrobat 8.x.

When adding the policy, you'll need to ensure that the filter on your GPO editor is set to also display settings that can't be fully managed. This is because the settings are stored outside the "policy" key.

Here's the ADM (copy and paste into notepad to retain formatting, hopefully):

CLASS USER
CATEGORY !!CustomHeader
CATEGORY "Adobe Reader 8"
CATEGORY "Preferences"

CATEGORY "General"
CATEGORY "Application Startup"
POLICY "Show splash screen"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainNosplash
VALUENAME "bDisplayedSplash"
VALUEON NUMERIC 0
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Identity"
POLICY "Organization Name"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Identity"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainOrgName
PART "Organization Name." EDITTEXT
VALUENAME "tCorporation"
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Internet"
CATEGORY "Internet Options"
POLICY "Connection speed"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\AVGeneral"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainConnection
PART "Connection speed." DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "iConnectionSpeed"
ITEMLIST
NAME "56kbps" VALUE NUMERIC 56000
NAME "LAN" VALUE NUMERIC 10000000 DEFAULT
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Spelling"
CATEGORY "Dictionaries"
POLICY "Dictionaries"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Spelling"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainDictionary
PART "Default Dictionary" DROPDOWNLIST
VALUENAME "tDictionaryName"
ITEMLIST
NAME "English (United Kingdom)" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
ACTIONLIST
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Spelling"
VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 7
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 7
END ACTIONLIST
NAME "English (United States)" VALUE "English (United States)"
ACTIONLIST
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Spelling"
VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 2
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United States)"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 2
END ACTIONLIST
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Units"

POLICY "Page Units"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainPageUnits
PART "Page unit" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "iPageUnits"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Points" VALUE NUMERIC 0
NAME "Inches" VALUE NUMERIC 1
NAME "Millimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 2 DEFAULT
NAME "Centimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 3
NAME "Picas" VALUE NUMERIC 4
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

END CATEGORY


END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY



CATEGORY "Adobe Acrobat 8"
CATEGORY "Preferences"

CATEGORY "General"
CATEGORY "Application Startup"
POLICY "Show splash screen"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainNosplash
VALUENAME "bDisplayedSplash"
VALUEON NUMERIC 0
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Identity"
POLICY "Organization Name"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Identity"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainOrgName
PART "Organization Name." EDITTEXT
VALUENAME "tCorporation"
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Internet"
CATEGORY "Internet Options"
POLICY "Connection speed"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\AVGeneral"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainConnection
PART "Connection speed." DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "iConnectionSpeed"
ITEMLIST
NAME "56kbps" VALUE NUMERIC 56000
NAME "LAN" VALUE NUMERIC 10000000 DEFAULT
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Spelling"
CATEGORY "Dictionaries"
POLICY "Dictionaries"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Spelling"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainDictionary
PART "Default Dictionary" DROPDOWNLIST
VALUENAME "tDictionaryName"
ITEMLIST
NAME "English (United Kingdom)" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
ACTIONLIST
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Spelling"
VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 7
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 7
END ACTIONLIST
NAME "English (United States)" VALUE "English (United States)"
ACTIONLIST
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Spelling"
VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 2
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United States)"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 2
END ACTIONLIST
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Units"

POLICY "Page Units"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainPageUnits
PART "Page unit" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "iPageUnits"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Points" VALUE NUMERIC 0
NAME "Inches" VALUE NUMERIC 1
NAME "Millimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 2 DEFAULT
NAME "Centimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 3
NAME "Picas" VALUE NUMERIC 4
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

END CATEGORY


END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


END CATEGORY

[strings]
CustomHeader= "Custom Policies"
ExplainNosplash="When disabled, the program will not display a splashscreen on startup.\n\nWhen enabled, the splashscreen will be displayed."
ExplainOrgName="Enter the organization name by typing it in."
ExplainConnection="To specify LAN, set the connection speed to 10000000."
ExplainPageUnits="Set the page unit from the drop-down list.\n\nThe default is millimeters."
ExplainDictionary="Used to specify the default dictionary to spell checking."
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Site License solutions:

1.Download the AdobeConfig.zip file and extract the AdobeConfig.xml file. (http://www.adobe.com/support/acrobat/ts/documents/kb402686/AdobeConfig.zip)

2.Before you install Acrobat, place the AdobeConfig.xml file inside the Acrobat installation source directory. This is the root directory which contains the Setup.exe file used to install Acrobat.

The contents of the XML file will direct the setup process to suppress the e-license download prompt.
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Deploying Acrobat Professional 8.1.2 to users without local admin rights.

If user does not have admin right on the local machine, they were having issues in generating a PDF from Office and other applications. The job would hang in the "Adobe PDF" printer and never complete.

Resolved issue by modifying the permissions by allowing the Users group Full Control on the following key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Distiller\8.0

Made the change via GPO and resolved the issue.
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Microsoft AppV, Windows 7. I extracted, began monitoring, installed to Q:\ and then deleted the updater5 folder from the VFS, the software launches fine. I haven't tested the functionality. Looks promising though.

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