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The OEM Install Section of ABCPY.INI allows you to control the behavior of the installation including what dialogs are displayed, default responses and shortcut placement. Key names are documented in the paper, "Extending the Adobe Installer on Windows Platform" available below. Key names starting with "Display" can be used to control what dialogs appear by specifying "Yes" or "No" for each. Below is an example of the OEM section of the ABCPY.INI file, again see the document below for what each key name controls and valid values you may specify.
[OEM Install]

DisplayWelcomeDlg=NO
DisplayEULA=NO
DisplayTypeOfInstallDlg=NO
DisplaySelectDestDirDlg=NO
DisplayCustomDlg=NO
DisplayUserInfoDlg=NO
DisplayConfirmRegDlg=NO
DisplayStartCopyDlg=NO
DisplayFinishDlg=NO
DisplayFinalMessage=NO
DisplayRebootDlg=NO
ProgGroup=YES
ProgGroupName=Office
DefaultDestDir=Acrobat 4.0
UserName=
UserCompanyName=.
UserSerialNumber=
SetupTitle=
SetupCaptionBarTitle=
DisplayBackground=YES
DisplayProgressBar=YES
ProgressBarStart=0
ProgressBarEnd=100
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The enterprise deployment tool adds entries to the [Comp1 Blindcopy] section to disable web updates. These entries are:

[Comp1 BlindCopy]
NumberOfGroups=1
Group1Platform=All
Group1Language=All
Group1NumberOfRegEntries=2
Group1RegEntry1Platform=All
Group1RegEntry1Parentkey=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Group1RegEntry1Key=SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\5.0\AdobeViewer
Group1RegEntry1ValueName=DisableWebServicesUpdate
Group1RegEntry1ValueType=Number
Group1RegEntry1ValueData=1
Group1RegEntry2Platform=All
Group1RegEntry2Parentkey=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Group1RegEntry2Key=SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\5.0\AdobeViewer
Group1RegEntry2ValueName=DisableAcrobatUpdate
Group1RegEntry2ValueType=Number
Group1RegEntry2ValueData=1

You can also add the entry to supress the ELUA screen mentioned by incrementing the number of entries tro 3 and adding:

Group1RegEntry3Platform=All
Group1RegEntry3Parentkey=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Group1RegEntry3Key=SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\5.0\AdobeViewer
Group1RegEntry3ValueName=EULA
Group1RegEntry3ValueType=Number
Group1RegEntry3ValueData=1
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Platform(s): Windows
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An anonymous visitor writes, "I hate all this Shortcuts on the Desktop und in the Startmenu and i hate Shortcuts with version-number, so with this changes to 'Abcpy.ini' this can be fixed:"

[OEM Remove Shortcut]
Reader=YES
[Comp1 BlindCopy]
Group1NumberOfIcons=1
Group1Icon1Style=STYLE1
Group1Icon1Folder=$FOLDER_PROGRAMS\Zubehör
Group1Icon1Exe=AcroRd32.exe Group1Icon1ExeSubDir=Reader Group1Icon1Description=Acrobat Reader
Group1Icon1Number=0
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There is reportably an Enterprise Distribution Tool available from Adobe Acrobat Support. Can anyone provide some details?

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Yes, there is an enterprise tool - Acrobat Enterprise Installation Tool v1.2 located at
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=1272

It doesn’t however give the options to turn off the icons & make other modifications such as automatically accepting the EULA or turning off the autoupdater. These however can be added manually in the Abcpy.ini under [Comp1 BlindCopy] by adding additional numerically progressive entries - here is what I use for the auto-eula agreement (that way it doesn’t stop you to agree to it the 1st time it is opened, really annoying if you ask me -

Group1RegEntry5Platform=All
Group1RegEntry5Parentkey=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Group1RegEntry5Key=SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\5.0\AdobeViewer
Group1RegEntry5ValueName=EULA
Group1RegEntry5ValueType=Number
Group1RegEntry5ValueData=1

In fact any registry entry you want to define before acrobat is ever opened up in the first place can be defined here.
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<font face="Arial">Alex Verboon has been kind enough to submit this paper on how to disable the automatic checking of updates through group policy. Read it here (PDF Format)</font>

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for truly silent uninstall, append -a to the end of the above uninstall string.

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Silent Uninstall of Adobe Reader v5.0
C:\WINDOWS\ISUNINST.EXE -y -f"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\NT\Uninst.isu" -c"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\NT\Uninst.dll"
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The OEM Install Section of ABCPY.INI allows you to control the behavior of the installation including what dialogs are displayed, default responses and shortcut placement.
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