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Windows Installer (MSI)
Average Package Difficulty Rating
Rated 2 / 5 (Somewhat Easy) based on 11 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Windows Installer Command Line (No MST)
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Command Line

Basic Silent Install Commands  

MSI: msiexec.exe /I adberdr11000_en_US.msi /qn  

EXE: Adberdr11000_en_US.exe /msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES REMOVE_PREVIOUS=YES /qn

 

(This will install silently, uninstall any previous versions of Reader, auto-accept the eula, and upgrade to the latest.)

  

 Other potential Command Line switches are below: 

 

 /sAll Silent Mode for product

 /sPB Silent Mode with Progress Bar for product

 /rs Reboot Suppress 

/rps Reboot Prompt Suppress 

/ini "PATH" Alternative initialization file 

/sl "LANG_ID" Set Language; LANG_ID - Code in decimal digits 

/l Enable Error Logging.  Log file Bootstrap.log will be generated in temp directory 

/msi[Command line] Parameters for MSIEXEC

EXAMPLE:AdobeReaderInstallFile.exe /sAll /rs /l /msi "/qb-! /norestart ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES"

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Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
  • Hi, We're in the process of cleaning up over 14 different older versions of Adobe Reader from our environment.
    i'm struggling to find a foolproof method to handle all these in my WISE script, other than having to find each version, it's uninstall key and then scripting it with a If-Then loop. any thoughts?
    thanks.
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Note

Link to downloading, choose language, version and OS.

http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/enterprise/

If the FTP is up:

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/

 

 

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Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line

1) Apply for a free license to distribute

2) Download the MSI: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.00/en_US/

msiexec /i "AdbeRdr11000_en_US.msi" /qn DISABLE_ARM_SERVICE_INSTALL=1 DISABLEDESKTOPSHORTCUT=1

Installs Adobe Reader 11 without Automatic Updates and the annoying desktop shortcut

Also, if you want to disable the protected mode because it slows down opening your PDF files, Disable it in the registery here:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\FeatureLockDown]

"bProtectedMode"=dword:0

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Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
  • No. Not it doesn't work. Once you put that into Kace, it does NOT turn off the auto update. Sure it prevents the icon from showing up on the desktop and if you add EULA_ACCEPT=YES, you don't have to accept the EULA when you first start the application, but that DISABLE_ARM_SERVICE_INSTALL=1 doesn't work to set the nag window to off. It would seem that Adobe is so adamant that they be allowed to invade your desktop they have made sure you cannot turn that off.
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Command Line

command line option for KACE K1000 Managed Install:

/sAll /rs /l /msi /qb- /norestart EULA_ACCEPT=YES

 

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Download the MSI from here

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.00/

Link to download for Adobe Customization Wizard XI

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/11.x/11.0.00/misc/

Once you create a transform with the above wizard put the MST transform file, the Reader MSI and the setup.ini file into a zip file and associate it with the Reader XI software in your inventory.

Do the following to deploy the software as a Managed Installation.

  • tick Configure Manually
  • tick Dont prepend Msiexe.exe
  • enter the following in the "Installation Command" field for a silent unattended install:
    msiexec.exe /i <yourReaderFileName>.msi /t <yourTransformFileName>.mst /passive /q
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Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
  • I downloaded the file from the FTP site and when i load it into the customization app it rejects it and gives me the following message
    &quot;Wizard cannot modify this MSI Package. Please browse to a valid Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat MSI package."
  • So I tried a different version of the customization app and it seemed to be working but now I am getting messages asking for a setup.ini file.

    I dont see any such file. Can anyone assist?
    • Yes: make an empty text file in the same folder then rename it to setup.ini - now save the package again, setup.ini gets updated just fine.
    • Yeah just make sure you get the customisation wizard for your specific version of Acrobat or Reader. Eg Cust Wiz v11 for Acrobat/Reader 11
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Instead of all these, why not use customization wizard?

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Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Ensure you go to the link below and apply for a redistribution agreement. Adobe makes this a pretty quick and painless process. It typically takes less that 24 hours to get the agreement back. The resources given below should not be used without a valid distribution agreement from Adobe.

http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/distribution.html?readstep

 

Download the MSI you want to use for adobe reader, for this example Adobe Reader X, from

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/

 

Edit the MSI using the Adobe Customization wizard, there is one for each edition of Adobe Reader.

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4950 .

 

At this point you should be able to upload your custom Adobe reader MSI to your deployment tool of choice and deploy with ease.

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Legacy Setup with no known command line support
Deployment Method Used: Windows Installer Command Line (No MST)
Deployment Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Platform(s): Windows
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Information available directly from Adobe here:
http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2013/02/acrobat-xi-deployment-guide-for-large-firms/

 

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Here I published a tutorial for it and many others programs. Please comment on the blog if you have questions.

 

http://it-grund.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-deployinstall-silently-and.html

 

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You can look at my installation script here. It uninstalls all previous versions and then installs the current version. http://mickitblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/adobe-reader-x-installation-script-with.html

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Command Line

Installation:

AdbeRdr11000_de_DE.exe" /sAll /rs /l /msi /qb- /norestart EULA_ACCEPT=YES

Deinstallation:

"MsiExec.exe" /X{AC76BA86-7AD7-1031-7B44-AB0000000001} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

NOTE: Uninstallstring is different between 32 and 64bit

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Extract the MSI steps:

  1. Download the language specific installer to your desktop e.g.: AdbeRdr11000_en_US.exe
  2. Create a folder on your desktop & note the name for example AR11
  3. Assuming the above entried in the run command paste "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\AdbeRdr11000_en_US.exe" -nos_ne"%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\AR11\" and press enter (if prompted to shoose location browse to the folder on yout desktop).
  4. While the setup is running, copy the files extracted to another folder - when you cancel the setup the extracted files will be removed but your copy will remain.
  5. If you wish to setup the files, look in the scripts section for a batch file to add to this folder.
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Platform(s): Windows
  • Or if you have 7-Zip installed, right-click on the file and choose "7-Zip > Extract files..."
    Try it with other setup.exe files too.
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Command Line

See my Notes on this software on the first tab.

Do the following to deploy the software as a Managed Installation.

  • tick Configure Manually
  • tick Dont prepend Msiexe.exe
  • enter the following in the "Installation Command" field for a silent unattended Managed Install:
    msiexec.exe /i <yourReaderFileName>.msi /t <yourTransformFileName>.mst /passive /q
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Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line

Combining the concepts from czarisyn and tstaub's entries, I used the following settings to successfully deploy with my K1000:

1.  Apply for a distribution license, then download the  MSI insaller from ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.00/en_US/

2.  For "Installation Command", choose "Configure Manually", using the following command line:

msiexec.exe /i "AdbeRdr11000_en_US.msi" /qn DISABLE_ARM_SERVICE_INSTALL=1 DISABLEDESKTOPSHORTCUT=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES

3. I checked the "Delete Downloaded Files" option to save space on the client HDD; this is optional.

Again, thanks to czarisyn and tstaub for their suggestions - I'm new to application deployment, and their advice saved me quite a bit of time and frustration!

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Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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For a step by step guide on deploying and customising Adobe Reader X (10.1.3) straight through GPO see my blog post:

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/adobe-reader-10-1-3-the-path-of-least-resistance

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Platform(s): Windows
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Using the executable this works to remove the old version, accept the EULA and Disable the ARM service:

/sAll /rs /l /msi /qb- /norestart EULA_ACCEPT=YES REMOVE_PREVIOUS=YES DISABLE_ARM_SERVICE_INSTALL=1

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Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line

Using the executable I have used this for a managed install to uninstall a previous version, accept the EULA and disable the arm service

/sAll /rs /l /msi /qb- /norestart EULA_ACCEPT=YES REMOVE_PREVIOUS=YES DISABLE_ARM_SERVICE_INSTALL=1

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (MSI)
Deployment Method Used: Windows Installer Command Line (No MST)
Deployment Difficulty: Very Easy
Platform(s): Windows
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Virtualization

For the App-V fans under us. :-)

An official post from Adobe that explains the virtualisation of Adobe Reader XI in detail:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/appv.html

Information of Microsoft regarding App-V 4.6 SP2:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj680847.aspx

I must say that I virtualized Adobe Reader X already with 4.6 SP1 and for how we used it all worked fine but the information above is a good improvement over what was there yet.

Best regards,
Daniel Wich | Capacious

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (MSI)
Deployment Method Used: Virtual deployment (using application virtualization)
Deployment Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
Acrobat Reader does not seem to remove itself with the uninstall string listed in the registry.  Here is an alternate method.

Download the Acrobat Cleaner tool
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/acrobatcleaner.html

There is a help PDF in the tool, but here is what i used to remove it successfully for Acrobat Reader 11.0.08.

AdbeArCleaner_v2.exe /silent /product=1 /installpath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0" /cleanlevel=0 /scanforothers=1 /LogLevel=3 


Setup Information:
Setup Type: Legacy Setup with command line support
Deployment Method Used: Windows Installer Command Line (No MST)
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Script

Batch file to use with the extracted MSI (see notes section):

PUSHD "%~dp0"
msiexec.exe /q ALLUSERS=2 /m MSIRFJUX /i "AcroRead.msi"
del "%Public%\Desktop\Adobe Reader XI.lnk"
del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\Adobe Reader XI.lnk"

 

 
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Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line

To install silently, agree to EULA, disable automatic updates and delete desktop icons for XP/Vista/7/8 follow the following steps:

  1. Get the current installer at http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/
  2. Using your prefered text editor create a text file naming it install.cmd
  3. Enter the following code (assuming version 11.0.00 here, change to match your download):
  4.  @echo off
    "%~dp0"
    AdbeRdr11000_en_US.exe /sAll /rs /msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\FeatureLockDown" /v bUpdater /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f
    del "%Public%\Desktop\Adobe Reader XI.lnk"
    del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\Adobe Reader XI.lnk"
    
     
  5. Save the batch file and run as needed - will work from network share as well as local.
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Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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I'd recommend disabling the following features using a Registry file Import, this worked for v10.0 so it should work for 11.0 too.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\FeatureLockDown]
"bUsageMeasurement"=dword:00000000
"bShowEbookMenu"=dword:00000000
"bCommercialPDF"=dword:00000000
"bUpdater"=dword:00000000
"bProtectedMode"=dword:00000000
"bCreatePDFOnline"=dword:00000000
"bPurchaseAcro"=dword:00000000

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Platform(s): Windows
  • Hi, could you break down exactly what these keys disable for me please. I am currently packaging Acrobat Reader 11.0. Thanks in advance. Alan
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Silent install that worked for me.  

AdbeRdr11004_en_US.exe  /msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES /qn


Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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For those trying to get automatic updates working as a standard user on Windows 7 x64, I'm afraid that I'll have to inform you that this is NOT possible.  The Acrobat Reader Updater documentation @ http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83709/attachments/Acrobat_Reader_Up dater.pdf is misleading.

I have made a forum post under techhit1 @ http://forums.adobe.com/message/4227603

Yes, I know it is standard practise to disable application updates.  But Adobe went to great lengths to ensure updates could be installed without elevation - made possible via UAC patching and the Acrobat Reader Updater Service which runs in the SYSTEM context. 

Yes, the quarterly critical MSP patches are digitally signed and require NO UAC elevation when applying the MSP directly.  But, they've completely undone their work, by having AdobeARM.exe run in the user's context, and requiring updates for itself (thus requiring elevation).

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So, here is a quick tip. For some unknown reason, i have just started at a place that is using Adobe Reader XI 11.0.13. This is strange as I did Reader DC for them I think in April of last year. Anyway, they want 11.0.13 patched to 14.

When I went to the site i saw update 15 was out. So I thought, why not go from 13 to 15?? If you read followed the link I inserted and got to the updates page, read it carefully (I didn't).

The v15 patch is to be installed over v14 (11.0.14) so, while you are there down load the 14 and 15 updates. This is of course if you are not already on Reader DC.

Oh FYI. The MSP files install silently.  (msiexec /p "nameofpatch.msp" /qn

 

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (MSI)
Deployment Method Used: Windows Installer Command Line (No MST)
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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I've packaged Adobe Reader with a custom MST to disallow updates here:
Adobe Reader 11.0.4: http://www.mediafire.com/download/3xnd84n78cuqm33/Reader+11004.zip

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (MSI)
Deployment Method Used: Windows Installer with Custom Transform (MST)
Deployment Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Platform(s): Windows
  • Might be a virus in that file of yours... maybe you should check it?
    • Hey there, scanned it with a couple virus checkers, all clean. Might need to check your PC?
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$scriptpath = $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path
$dir0 = Split-Path $scriptpath -parent
start-process $dir0\adobe11.exe -ArgumentList "/msi TRANSFORMS=$dir0\adobe.mst /qn" -Wait -NoNewWindow


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