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Command Line
With progress bar : AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe /s /v/qb
Full silent install, change /qb to /qn
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To accept EULA so user don't get prompted use this command line:
AdbeRdr70_enu_full.EXE /v"/qb EULA_ACCEPT=YES"
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my ideal command would be
start /wait /d "%TEMP%" AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe /s /v/qb

but this only waits for the netopsystem file extraction to finish. when that is done the "start /wait" is over and any script with the above line continues in *parallel* to the setup spawned by the netopsystem file extraction.

since i have not seen anyone else comment on this and needing to allow the install to complete before patches can be applied i thought i would share my scheme. i go for a multiple step setup as below:

NB
%PACKAGEROOT% is where i keep my archives of packages
careful of linewraps in this post

: --------------------------------------------------
: copy install file locally
set EXTRACTED=%TEMP%\inst.ar7
copy %PACKAGEROOT%\AdobeReader\AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe" %TEMP%

: extract install files
start /wait /d "%TEMP%" AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe /s -nos_nd -nos_ne -nos_o"%EXTRACTED%"

: run installer
cd /d "%EXTRACTED%"
start /wait setup.exe /w /s /v"/qb"

: reg hacks
regedit /s "%CUSTOMROOT%\adobe\AdobeReader7.reg

: apply patches
start /wait %PACKAGEROOT%\AdobeReader\Acro-Reader_701_Update.exe /s /v"/qb!"

:end
: --------------------------------------------------

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Normal MSI Installation, nothing special!
Modify only "EULA_ACCEPT" to "YES"!
That's it ;-)
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This is how I repacked Adobe Reader 7.0.0

1. Downloaded the full file AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe, unchecked the boxes Yahoo toolbar and Photosho Album 2.0.

2. Run the file AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe and after the file had been extracted in %PROGRAMFILESFOLDER%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig\ENU, i Copied the files to another location and canceld the installation (c:\ar7\iso)

3. Create a Administrative installation by running msiecex /A "c:\ar7\iso\Adobe Reader 7.0.msi" then is ask where to put the files, I choosed c:\ar7\Repack.

4. Now you can create a mst file to modify your package, What I did that can be useful is on the Component EULA_Accept_Registry_R removed the condition EULA_ACCEPT="YES"

Good luck
//Göran
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This is how I repacked Adobe Reader 7.0.0

1. Downloaded the full file AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe, unchecked the boxes Yahoo toolbar and Photosho Album 2.0.

2. Run the file AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe and after the file had been extracted in %PROGRAMFILESFOLDER%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig\ENU, i Copied the files to another location and canceld the installation (c:\ar7\iso)

3. Create a Administrative installation by running msiecex /A "c:\ar7\iso\Adobe Reader 7.0.msi" then is ask where to put the files, I choosed c:\ar7\Repack.

4. Now you can create a mst file to modify your package, What I did that can be useful is on the Component EULA_Accept_Registry_R removed the condition EULA_ACCEPT="YES"

Good luck
//Göran
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Command Line
I have found this command line works for a silent sms install

msiexec /i "adobe reader 7.0.msi" /qb!

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Adobe reader can easely be customized by using Installshield Tuner 7.0 for Adobe Acrobat see link in above posting.

If you want to add Adobe reader updates simply add the files to your build

For example add Acro-reader_701_update.exe and Acro-reader_702_update.exe to C:\program files\Adobe

If you save your mst, the files are put in the cabinat file.

To make the update silent just start installshied tuner and go to Launch Other Applications.

browse to the file and add the Command Line parameter /S /v"QB-!"


You can add in all updates and change the launch order.
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Regarding the "wait" option, I found this:

http://documentation.installshield.com/robo/projects/helplib/IHelpSetup_EXECmdLine.htm

which points out a /w command to the initial setup program.

(One must understand that it is one setup calling a second setup from the unwrapped files .. the second setup is an msi setup .. the first setup needs to tell the second setup not to detach, but instead to return while it waits ...)

So the command line that works for me is:

START /WAIT %~dp0\AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe /S /w /v"/qb!"
START /WAIT %~dp0\Acrobat_701_Update.exe /S /w /v"/qb!"
START /WAIT %~dp0\Acrobat_702_Update.exe /S /w /v"/qb!"
START /WAIT %~dp0\Acro-Reader_703_Update.exe /S /w /v"/qb!"

%~dp0 is a magic variable that expands to 'the directory name of the path of the script file that was executed in the first place', ie I keep the install.cmd script in the directory with the install .exe files.

The reason to use this, and not simply use relative paths, is that CMD doesn't like to use a remote network location UNC as a current directory .. you would have to map a drive letter .. which would need to be hard coded in the script, and therefore wouldn't work for users who have already mapped that drive letter for some other use. :)

See http://www.ss64.com/ntsyntax/parameters.html

Simeon
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To Install The 7.0.7 Version of Adobe Reader 7 I did the following.

Ran : adbeRdr707_en_us.exe /A
This made an admin install point.
browsed to the location of the install point.
Ran : msiexec.exe /i "Adobe Reader 7.0.7.msi" /qb
Adobe reader 7.0.7 was then installed silently.
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I've found the best way to deploy Acrobat via Group Policy, while keeping it up to date, is to create an administrative install using:
msiexec /a AcroPro.msi TRANSFORMS="AcroPro.mst"
or if its just the reader:
msiexec /a AcroRdr.msi TRANSFORMS="AcroRdr.mst"
And then apply any patches directly to the Admin source using:
msiexec /a AcroPro.msi /p Ac705PrP_efgj.msp
or
msiexec /a AcroPro.msi /p Acro707.msp
(I believe you have to upgrade the base product to v7.0.5 first, and then you can upgrade to v7.0.7/v7.0.8/v7.0.9, I don't think you can go straight to v7.0.7+)
You can then distribute the package via Group Policy - Software Installation. If a new update comes out, copy the admin install to a new location, and apply the new update, then add another GP software installation as an upgrade to the previous package.

All Adobe command line switches and installation notes can be found here.
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Hide Yahoo Search the Internet Toolbar

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal]
"bHidden"=dword:0000001

Get from: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/7x/7.0/enu/AdbeRdr70_distrib_enu.exe
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path to msi file = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig\ENU

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InstallShield Tuner 6.0 for Adobe Acrobat can be used to modify the installation of Adobe Acrobat reader 7 by using the itw file from the extracted files in "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig\ENU"
InstallShield's Tuner 6.0 for Adobe Acrobat is a free download although it does require registration.
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Disabling the EULA via registry setting:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer]
"EULA"=dword:00000001
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Adobe updater works the same as with Reader 6.x -- I added the following three reg keys to prevent my standard users from being bothered with updates they cannot install:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater]
"bShowInstCompDialog"=dword:00000000
"bShowNotifDialog"=dword:00000000
"iUpdateFrequency"=dword:00000000
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Here's a modified .ADM file to control the settings. A few registry entries changed with the new version, most notably the operation of the Splash Screen. Many thanks to Dan Thomson whose work I have built upon.

;This template configures various settings for Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0

;Developed by: Dan Thomson (www.myITforum.com columnist)
;Contact info: dethomson@hotmail.com
;Date last modified: 1-13-2005
;version: 1.1
;Updated by: Neil Toepfer

;This file is provided AS IS for informational purposes to help assist other
;administrators in maintaining a high degree of client manageability.

;Be sure to fully test this in a lab environment PRIOR to implementation.
;The author makes no guarantee or warranty. IE: Use at your own risk.

;CLASS MACHINE

; CATEGORY "Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0"

; This insn't needed when setting this value in HKCU\... as I am doing below.
; POLICY "Disable EULA"
; KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\6.0\AdobeViewer"
; EXPLAIN "Setting this policy disables the EULA at initial start of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This setting is for all users."
; VALUENAME "EULA"
; VALUEON NUMERIC 1
; VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
; END POLICY

; END CATEGORY

CLASS USER

CATEGORY "Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0"

POLICY "Disable EULA"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer"
EXPLAIN "Setting this policy disables EULA at initial start of Adobe Acrobat Reader"
VALUENAME "EULA"
VALUEON NUMERIC 1
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
END POLICY

POLICY "Disable startup splash screen"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN "Set this value to not show the splash screen when Adobe Acrobat Reader loads"
VALUENAME "bDisplayedSplash"
VALUEON NUMERIC 1
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
END POLICY

POLICY "Disable update notification"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater"
EXPLAIN "Set this value to not show the update notification during Adobe Acrobat Reader startup"
VALUENAME "bShowNotifDialog"
VALUEON NUMERIC 0
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
END POLICY

POLICY "Set automatic update interval"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater"
EXPLAIN !!AutoUpdateInterval
PART "UpdateFrequency" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "iUpdateFrequency"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Never" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Every Month" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Startup - Messages"
KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdsInReader"
PART "Show Messages and automatically update" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bShowAds"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Yahoo Search Toolbar"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal"
EXPLAIN "Controls the appearance of the Internet Search option on the Acrobat Reader Toolbar"
PART "Display Internet Search" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bHidden"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

END CATEGORY

[Strings]
AutoUpdateInterval="If you enable this policy, Acrobat Reader will no longer automatically check for updates"
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Since weÂ’re at Acrobat 5, and the Acrobat 7 install doesnÂ’t remove the older version, I had to write an SMSI wrapper package to do that. HereÂ’s the the wrapper package does:

- Pushes down reg.exe
- Runs %WIN%\ISUNINST.EXE -a -f"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\NT\Uninst.isu
- This uninstalls Acrobat 5
- Pushes down AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe
- Runs AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe /s /v/qn
- This installs Acrobat 7 (Note: No space between /v and /qn. Very important.)
- Deletes AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe
- Runs reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer" /v EULA /t REG_DWORD /d 00000001 /f
- This removes the EULA.
- Deletes reg.exe
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I made changed EULA to "Yes" and modified 6.0 ADM template for 7.0.

I noticed that, when opening PDF files from IE computer is slowin down (PDF opened to IE), so I made following registry entry to ADM file.

POLICY "Open PDF link Acrobat Reader"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN "Set this value Enable to Open web links to Reader 6.0 instead of Internet Explorer"
ACTIONLISTON
VALUENAME "bBrowserIntegration" VALUE NUMERIC 0
END ACTIONLISTON
ACTIONLISTOFF
VALUENAME "bBrowserIntegration" VALUE DELETE
END ACTIONLISTOFF
END POLICY
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I created a transform that auto accepts the EULA, Removes the Advertisements in the top right hand corner, and hides the yahoo search toolbar. If any one wants a copy of my transform, let me know and I'll be happy to share my work.

To remove EULA enter the following registry keys:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer]
"TrustedMode"=dword:00000000
"EULA"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer]
"EULA"=dword:00000001

To remove advertisements in the top right hand corner, enter the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown]
"bShowAdsAllow"=dword:00000000

To hide the Yahoo Internet Search Toolbar:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal]
"iDockPosition"=dword:00000000
"iFrameB"=dword:00000000
"iFrameL"=dword:00000000
"iFrameR"=dword:00000000
"iFrameT"=dword:00000000
"bHidden"=dword:00000001
"iLayout"=dword:00000000
"iOffset"=dword:00000000
"iOrder"=dword:00000032
"iStack"=dword:00000000
"bWindowHidden"=dword:00000000
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Thanks to the folks at SANX.ORG for a step by step straightforward msi install and custom transform.
http://www.sanx.org/tipShow.asp?articleRef=260

After trying the various tips most of the day with little success, this worked like a charm.
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Theses settings will remove Internet PrintMe, update and purchase options from the File menu

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown]
"bEFIPrintMe"=dword:00000000
"bPurchaseAcro"=dword:00000000
"bUpdater"=dword:00000000
"bRegisterProduct"=dword:00000000
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No thanks to the folks at SANX.ORG. The mst transform that they provide does not work. Check the forums on their site....nothing but complaints about the bad mst they have posted. If you do decide to try this, make sure you do it in a testing environment. When I tried it resulted in 4 errors in my application event log. I think the mst they provide is actually trying to remove acrobat 7.

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You can also hide the Yahoo search button from the Adobe Toolbar (not the Yahoo Toolbar) in Internet Explorer by adding the following keys :

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cExternal]
"iDockPosition"=dword:00000000
"iFrameB"=dword:00000000
"iFrameL"=dword:00000000
"iFrameR"=dword:00000000
"iFrameT"=dword:00000000
"bHidden"=dword:00000001
"iLayout"=dword:00000000
"iOffset"=dword:00000000
"iOrder"=dword:00000032
"iStack"=dword:00000000
"bWindowHidden"=dword:00000000

Same structure as the "cInternal".
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown]
"bShowEbookMenu"=dword:00000000

remove ebook menu
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If you want to hide the Yahoo "Search the Internet" link that shows up in reader, here's the registry change:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal

DWORD
[bHidden]=1

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If the Current User settings are not being applied add these 2 keys

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000}\StubPath
value=msiexec /fup {AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000}

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000}\Version
Value=7.0

this will execute a repair when a new user logs on, and get the user settings
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1.To Disable the File\Create PDF Online, Add the following Registry Keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown
DWORD VAlue bCreatePDFOnline=0x00000000

These strings are case sensitive i.e bCreatePDFOnline should be in same case as written above.

2.For CompanyName to fill in Edit/Preferences/identity-Organization Name, Add follwoing reg key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Identity
Binary Value "tCorporation"=Binary value of your company Name.
you can get this binary value by writing your company name once in Adobe reader on a machine and then copy it to push it in your package


3.To Make by default Internet Connection Speed to be "LAN" , add this reg key

"HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral"
iConnectionSpeed=0x989680 (DWORD VAlue in Hexadecimal)


4. By default if you want "allow Hand tool to select text" to be enabled, add following reg key
"HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Selection"
bHandSelects=0x00000001
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You can set the "Page Units" setting through this registry key:

[HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals]
"iPageUnits"=DWORD:x

where x=
0 for Points
2 for Millimeters
3 for Centimeters
4 for Picas
(No "iPageUnits" or x=1 for Inches)
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I created a "multilingual" package for Adobe Reader 7:

- run AdbeRdr70_XXX_full.exe to extract files
- create an administrative installation point for each laguage by running setup.exe /a
- check with windiff if there are different files in administration points (there should be only additional or identical files or not important different text files)
- copy content of all administrative installation points into one folder
- each language now can be installed by running the appropriately msi.

The package now has more than 200 MB but so I have only one package!
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Thanks to antun for his research.

The GUID for the German Adobe Reader 7.0 setup is slightly different, so the registry keys look like:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1031-7B44-A70000000000}]
"Version"="7.0"
"StubPath"="msiexec /fup {AC76BA86-7AD7-1031-7B44-A70000000000}"

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Under Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrMin\ENU\Setup.ini
change "CmdLine=" to what u want. enjoy
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By using the InstallTuner for Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Almost all of your packeging needs can be completed. Here is the link to download the free Tuner http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2709

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Make of the Adobe Reader 7.0.2 nested package

1. Take original Adobe executables:

AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe
Acro-Reader_701_Update.exe
Acro-Reader_702_Update.exe

and unpack them to .msi files.

2. Make one Transform file based on the <parent>.msi.

Inside this transform we would build these custom actions:

2.1. In CustomAction Table enter->

Actions | Type| Source | Target |
----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- --------------------------------
Install_Update_7_0_1 | 23 | <child1>.msi | |
UnInstall_Update_7_0_1 | 39 | AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000702 | REMOVE="ALL" |
Install_Update_7_0_2 | 23 | <child2>.msi | |
UnInstall_Update_7_0_2 | 39 | AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000703 | REMOVE="ALL" |

where <child1> and <child2> must be changed with the names of these updates as they are appear in your source folder.

2.2. In InstallExecuteSequence Table enter->

Actions | Condition | Sequence |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Install_Update_7_0_1 | Not Installed | 6700 |
UnInstall_Update_7_0_1 | REMOVE="ALL" | 1402 |
Install_Update_7_0_2 | Not Installed | 6710 |
UnInstall_Update_7_0_2 | REMOVE="ALL" | 1401 |


With the inserting of these entries we have defined custom actions which will install and uninstall update MSIÂ’s once we apply this transform upon parent MSI of Adobe Reader 7.0.

3. Even we have defined custom action which will uninstall updates 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 we would see them on Add or Remove Programs window as still installed.
To repair this behaviour we would add 4 keys to the transform:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\68AB67CA00008CE74798000000007020
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\68AB67CA00008CE74798000000007030
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000702}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000703}

with the option Remove subkeys for uninstall.
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I gave up on those Adobe Reader 7 ... AcroRd32.exe "Application Errors" happening at shutdown... so I got rid of version 7 and went back to 6.

But even after this, I started having problems getting all the browser integration and everything else back to working order. So here's a few things I did to get my Windows XP (with Office 2003) image back to order... and just a few general things I do after I install Adobe Acrobat and/or Reader.

Remove Adobe Reader 7.x and install 6.x (too many problems @ shutdown)
Problem with Acrobat after Reader 7.x uninstall:
There was an error while load the plug-in 'HMTL2PDF.api'. The plug-in failed to initialize. 'PaperMetaData.api' too. These should be fixed following the next few steps.

Open both Acrobat and Reader and run Help|Detect and Repair

Go into Add/Remove Programs, click on "Adobe Acrobat and Reader 6.02 Update", Click Change, and do a Repair on the installation. Do this for every update... in sequential order... 6.03, 6.04, etc.

Fix for PDFs not opening within IE window (broken picture or popup error)
regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\pdf.ocx"
HKCR\Software\Adobe\Acrobat\Exe (default) = ...\AcroRd32.exe
not needed? HKCR\CLSID\{B801CA65...}\LocalServer32 = ...\AcroRd32.exe

Then, you must run the shortcut for Acrobat... which might run the Reader (this happens one time). If you try to open Acrobat again, then Acrobat should finally run then. After that, Reader should still be the default PDF viewer for browsers.

Save a PDF to the desktop and make sure Reader is the default.

Disable Adobe Acrobat and Reader automatic update checking.

Run MSCONFIG and remove AcroTray from startup.

Make sure after using IE PDF toolbar (Acrobat add-on) to create PDF, that everything still works as expected.

Delete "PrintMe Internet Printing" (Start Menu)


I believe getting rid of Adobe Reader 7.x and following the above steps to get Acrobat and Reader 6.x back in working order worked for me. If there's something else you do to help, please add a new comment!

thanks,
Scott.Copus@wku.edu
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Update 7.0.2 to 7.0.3:
Just execute the MSI-File, but attention: if user is not local admin, the displayed version in the startup-splashscreen is still 7.0.2, not 7.0.3.
This is because a not local admin-user hat not the right to create or modify keys under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Installer".
You have to give users the right to create and modify in this part of the reg - then it will work correctly.
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It's possible to use the MSI files provided by Adobe in the downloadable patches (7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3) as upgrades in a GPO assignment.

Just specify the appropriate parent package and the updates get applied properly in order.
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Without any repackiging I used the Tuner (see earlier notes) to create a one time silent install of Reader and all three updates. The way to add the updates is to create a batch file to install the updates and then add the batch file to Tuner under "Launch Other Applications." My batch file looked like this:
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Echo off

msiexec.exe /i "\\File-2\applications\Packages\AcroReader70\Updates\adobe acrobat 7.0.1 and reader 7.0.1 update.msi" /passive

msiexec.exe /i "\\File-2\applications\Packages\AcroReader70\Updates\adobe acrobat 7.0.2 and reader 7.0.2 update.msi" /passive

msiexec.exe /i "\\File-2\applications\Packages\AcroReader70\Updates\adobe acrobat 7.0.3 and reader 7.0.3 update.msi" /passive

Exit
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You should be able to use the .exe also with the appropriate switches.

I launch the package with this:
msiexec.exe /i "\\File-2\applications\Packages\AcroReader70\Adobe Reader 7.0.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\File-2\applications\Packages\AcroReader70\acrobat7.mst" /qb
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Also encountered issue with Adobe Acrobat - AcroRd32.exe -Application error when logging off XP with Office 2003 as described earlier.

By Granting 'Users' modify permissions to C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder, this issue was overcome. Interesting to note that this error was also obtained when logged in as 'admin' user account. Once perms were set for 'Users' error, however, error no longer appeared for both normal users and Admin Users
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To install 7.07, I use:

AdbeRdr707_en_US.exe /S /w /v"/qb-! /norestart /log %Temp%\AdbeRdr707_en_US.log ALLUSERS=2 EULA_ACCEPT=YES"
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Adobe has two diffrent updates for the 7.0.5 E update:

Adobe Standard 7 Update Volume licence (Needs no Activation)
Ac705StVP_efgj.exe (WINRAR=>) Ac705StVP_efgj.msp

Adobe Reader 7.X
Ac705RdP_efgj.exe (WINRAR=>) Ac705RdP_efgj.msp

You can apply the patch with following command to existing installations or with another to your administrative installs you made.

msiexec.exe /p "Ac705StVP_efgj.msp" REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn

I succesfully updated reader 7.0.1/7.0.2/7.0.3 and the Standard version with the TWO updates they supply.

I mentioned the volume licence update. This is a special version from Adobe for enterprise delployment which does not need activation or some hack for activation to get it running silent.

http://www.ntfaq.ch
M. Butsch
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We were receiving the same error message "1713 error message" during the uninstall portion of the 7.0.5 install. The only way we were able to upgrade was to uninstall using the original MSI we created for the removal and then we were able to install the 7.0.5 reader after. Hope this helps someone :-) I hit the EASY Button after spending many hours uninstalling and repairing the client to no avail.

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Problems with Adobe Reader 7 IE integration?

I tested MSI with IE Integration (Default) and some PDF links from Intranet site opened to blank PDF.

If you want PDF links to work fine and want to documents to open in Reader instead of IE Integration change following Property:

DISABLE_BROWSER_INTEGRATION to YES (Default NO)

You will find this property in Adobe Reader;
Edit->Preferences->Internet and there is Display PDF in browser. By default this is checked and can cause problems with weblinks....
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Adobe has a method to supress any Yahoo stuff from appearing located here: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/332905.html

However, be aware that the js code they listed has a mistake in it: app.hideToolbarButton("WebSearchVeiw");

View is spelled wrong.

With this js located where they tell you to put it, the yahoo stuff may appear briefly, but then goes away as the HKCU keys are generated on the spot. Haven't tried it yet for all users, but it should work.
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--------------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals]

"bDisplayedSplash"=dword:00000001
"sProofingSpace"=hex:55,2e,53,2e,20,57,65,62,20,43,6f,61,74,65,64,20,28,53,57, 4f,50,29,20,76,32,00
"bBrowserCheck"=dword:00000000
"bBrowserIntegration"=dword:00000000
"bUseLogicalPageNumbers"=dword:00000000
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown]

"bEFIPrintMe"=dword:00000000
"bPurchaseAcro"=dword:00000000
"bUpdater"=dword:00000000
"bRegisterProduct"=dword:00000000
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000}]

"StubPath"="msiexec /fup {AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000} /qn"
"Version"="7.07"
"IsInstalled"=dword:00000001
"ComponentID"="Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.07"
"DontAsk"=dword:00000002


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InstallShield Tuner 6.0 for Adobe Acrobat *STILL* requires you to set your keyboard language to US-English before running or else it wont create an MSI.

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I was trying to create a custom installer for Adobe Reader with browser integration disabled in order to get around the incompatibility with Office 2003. Frustrated, I saw PDFs open in the browser window despite my changes. However, I realized that because we also deploy Acrobat, IE was simply using that instead of Reader to display PDFs inline. So, the following keys fixed it:

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat\6.0\Originls\bBrowserIntegration=0 (DWORD)

If you have Acrobat 7.0, change the 6 to a 7 and you're all set.
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I figure it's about time for an update to the GPO template for Adobe Reader 7.0 since I'm now upgrading to 7.0.8 and nothing has changed siginificantly. The following ADM template is the one I use to control the Reader's features. The EXPLAIN tags pretty much show what each section does, but this ADM template will allow you to disable the annoyances in a Corporate environment (Yahoo search bar, create PDF on-line, Ebook menu, Ads, automatic updates, splash screen, etc..)

Enjoy.

;This template configures various settings for Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0

;Developed by: Dan Thomson (www.myITforum.com columnist)
;Contact info: dethomson@hotmail.com
;Date last modified: 10-20-2005
;version: 2.0
;Updated by: Neil Toepfer
;Modified template for version 7.0 of Acrobat Reader
;Added registry setting to control the

;This file is provided AS IS for informational purposes to help assist other
;administrators in maintaining a high degree of client manageability.

;Be sure to fully test this in a lab environment PRIOR to implementation.
;The author makes no guarantee or warranty. IE: Use at your own risk.

CLASS MACHINE

CATEGORY "Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0"

POLICY "Feature Lockdown"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown"
EXPLAIN "Controls display of Create PDF Online button."
PART "Show Create PDF Online Menu" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bCreatePDFOnline"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
PART "Show Ebook Menu" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bShowEbookMenu"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
PART "Display Ads in Menu Bar" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bShowAdsAllow"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

END CATEGORY

CLASS USER

CATEGORY "Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0"

POLICY "Disable EULA"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer"
EXPLAIN "Setting this policy disables EULA at initial start of Adobe Acrobat Reader"
VALUENAME "EULA"
VALUEON NUMERIC 1
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
END POLICY

POLICY "Disable startup splash screen"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals"
EXPLAIN "Set this value to not show the splash screen when Adobe Acrobat Reader loads"
VALUENAME "bDisplayedSplash"
VALUEON NUMERIC 1
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
END POLICY

POLICY "Disable update notification"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater"
EXPLAIN "Set this value to not show the update notification during Adobe Acrobat Reader startup"
VALUENAME "bShowNotifDialog"
VALUEON NUMERIC 0
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
END POLICY

POLICY "Set automatic update interval"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater"
EXPLAIN !!AutoUpdateInterval
PART "UpdateFrequency" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "iUpdateFrequency"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Never" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Every Month" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Startup - Messages"
KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdsInReader"
PART "Show Messages and automatically update" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bShowAds"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Yahoo Search Toolbar"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal"
EXPLAIN "Controls the appearance of the Internet Search option on the Acrobat Reader Toolbar"
PART "Display Internet Search" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bHidden"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Forms Settings"
KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FormsPrefs"
EXPLAIN "Controls Adobe forms settings in Acrobat Reader 7.0."
PART "Show text field overflow indicator" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME "bRuntimeShowOverflow"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Disabled" VALUE NUMERIC 0 DEFAULT
NAME "Enabled" VALUE NUMERIC 1
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY

END CATEGORY

[Strings]
AutoUpdateInterval="If you enable this policy, Acrobat Reader will no longer automatically check for updates"
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Adobe 7.0.8 Update

Decompress the update by running it, you'll find the decompressed package in a subfolder at...

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Temp

Copy the contents of the folder to the desired installation location, i.e. a share on a server.

Command line to silent install...

msiexec /p "\\SERVER_NAME\SHARE_NAME\FOLDER_NAME\Rdr708.msp" REINSTALLMODE=OMUS REINSTALL=ALL /QB
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To delete the Adobe Create Online image on the toolbar:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\TaskButtons]
iEBookTask = dword:0x00000001
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*** Create a MST for Acrobat Reader 7.x.
See Also: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/deployment.html
The recipe:
*** TESTING because I found DISABLE_SPEEDLAUNCH in Acrobat Standard. ***
--- Get the .MSI from the installation (Extract it) ---
1) Make a backup copy of the original 'Adobe Reader 7.[etcetera]...msi' file as example I use: 'AdobeReader_ORCA.msi'.
2) Open AdobeReader_ORCA.msi in Orca.
Note: This file comes with the Microsoft Platform SDK.
You can change the following propertys (you can use 1/0 instead of YES/NO):
* In the Table row (left screen) click on the 'Property' table.
DISABLE_SPEEDLAUNCH = (YES/NO) Add SpeedLaunch icon in the Startup folder, you have to create this property (Default=NO).
3) Create the FINAL Transforms file (MST): "AdobeReader.mst"
MsiTran.exe -g "[PathTo]/Adobe Reader 7.[etcetera].msi" "[PathTo]/AdobeReader_ORCA.msi" "[PathTo]/AdobeReader.mst"
4) Now you can apply the transform on the command line as follows:
MsiExec.exe /i Adobe Reader 7.[etcetera].msi TRANSFORMS="AdobeReader.mst" /qb!
Or it can be applied through the modification tab in the Group Policy using Active Directory.

--------[ Locations, v7.x ]----------
Version: MSI located in:
* Reader *
7.0 Full "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig\<Language>"
7.0.1 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\{0C55731F-7B21-4936-839A-BA09B2EAED59}"
7.0.2 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\{AC703000-70F3-4E65-BC6A-CF781045277C}"
7.0.3 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\{3CC01997-F7D2-42A3-9618-81FA1CC15D3F}"
7.0.5 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig705\<Language>"
7.0.7 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig707\<Language>"
7.0.8 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig708\<Language>"
LanguagePak 7.0 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\SpellingDictionary\{6850D81D-1BEF-4E38-A24F-AE7D342AA811}" "%Temp%\_is<RandomNumber>" (The filename itself: Acrd7SD.exe)
LanguagePak 7.0.5 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\SpellingDictionary\{E54EF49D-FCD5-4B3E-97B9-128D247834E1}" "%Temp%\_is<RandomNumber>" (The filename itself: Acrd705SD.exe)
* Standard (Writer) *
7.0.5 "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\AcroStan"

--------[ Testing ]----------
Start: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/pdfs/acrruserguide.pdf

*** Notes ***
Most propertys discussed can be given in the commandline, like:
MsiExec.exe /i ....msi OPTION=...

Orca.exe is a FREE database table editor for creating and editing Windows Installer packages and merge modules.
See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/orca_exe.asp
MsiTran.exe is a FREE tool to generate or apply a transform file.
See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/msitran_exe.asp
MsiTran.exe will be installed in: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Bin".
ORCA and MsiTran Notes:
- ORCA and MsiTran come with the Microsoft Platform SDK.
See: http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate / http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/platform_sdk_components_for_windows_installer_developers.asp
- Orca.msi, MsiTran.exe and others will be installed in: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Bin".
- Instead of the the executable MsiTran.exe you could use the new 'Gen.vbs' ~ Create this vbs as described in the Platform SDK help file ~. But, as far as I tried it, it didn't work!
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Since we’re at Acrobat 5, and the Acrobat 7 install doesn’t remove the older version, I had to write an SMSI wrapper package to do that. Here’s the the wrapper package does:

- Pushes down reg.exe
- Runs %WIN%\ISUNINST.EXE -a -f"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\NT\Uninst.isu
- This uninstalls Acrobat 5
- Pushes down AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe
- Runs AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe /s /v/qn
- This installs Acrobat 7 (Note: No space between /v and /qn. Very important.)
- Deletes AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe
- Runs reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer" /v EULA /t REG_DWORD /d 00000001 /f
- This removes the EULA.
- Deletes reg.exe
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Make of the Adobe Reader 7.0.2 nested package

1. Take original Adobe executables:

AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe
Acro-Reader_701_Update.exe
Acro-Reader_702_Update.exe

and unpack them to .msi files.

2. Make one Transform file based on the <parent>.msi.

Inside this transform we would build these custom actions:

2.1. In CustomAction Table enter->

Actions | Type| Source | Target |
----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- --------------------------------
Install_Update_7_0_1 | 23 | <child1>.msi | |
UnInstall_Update_7_0_1 | 39 | AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000702 | REMOVE="ALL" |
Install_Update_7_0_2 | 23 | <child2>.msi | |
UnInstall_Update_7_0_2 | 39 | AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000703 | REMOVE="ALL" |

where <child1> and <child2> must be changed with the names of these updates as they are appear in your source folder.

2.2. In InstallExecuteSequence Table enter->

Actions | Condition | Sequence |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Install_Update_7_0_1 | Not Installed | 6700 |
UnInstall_Update_7_0_1 | REMOVE="ALL" | 1402 |
Install_Update_7_0_2 | Not Installed | 6710 |
UnInstall_Update_7_0_2 | REMOVE="ALL" | 1401 |


With the inserting of these entries we have defined custom actions which will install and uninstall update MSI’s once we apply this transform upon parent MSI of Adobe Reader 7.0.

3. Even we have defined custom action which will uninstall updates 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 we would see them on Add or Remove Programs window as still installed.
To repair this behaviour we would add 4 keys to the transform:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\68AB67CA00008CE74798000000007020
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\68AB67CA00008CE74798000000007030
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000702}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000703}

with the option Remove subkeys for uninstall.
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For installations where I'm not using Group Policy, I use the following script to install. This requires the download file from Adobe, a custom MST and the script. It is path independant and does not require unpacking the download:

@ECHO OFF
REM -------------------------
REM Adobe Reader 7
REM -------------------------

ECHO Adobe Reader 7.0.5..
SET SDIR=%CD%
IF EXIST %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\CHANGE.EXE START /WAIT CHANGE USER /INSTALL
START /WAIT AdbeRdr705_enu_full.exe /w /s /v"TRANSFORMS=%SDIR%\Rdr70-Custom.MST ALLUSERS=TRUE REBOOT=SUPRESS /QB"
IF EXIST %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\CHANGE.EXE CHANGE USER /EXECUTE

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown" /v bEFIPrintMe /d 0x00000000 /t REG_DWORD /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown" /v bShowAdsAllow /d 0x00000000 /t REG_DWORD /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown" /v bPurchaseAcro /d 0x00000000 /t REG_DWORD /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown" /v bRegisterProduct /d 0x00000000 /t REG_DWORD /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown" /v bUpdater /d 0x00000000 /t REG_DWORD /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer" /v EULA /d 0x00000001 /t REG_DWORD /f

IF EXIST "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\Adobe Reader 7.0.LNK" DEL "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\Adobe Reader 7.0.LNK"
IF EXIST "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.LNK" DEL "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.LNK"

RMDIR /s /q "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Optional"
MOVE /y "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\plug_ins" "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Optional"
MD "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Plug_ins"
MOVE /y "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Optional\Escript.api" "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Plug_ins"
MOVE /y "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Optional\EWH32.api" "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Plug_ins"
MOVE /y "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Optional\Search.api" "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Plug_ins"
MOVE /y "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Optional\Weblink.api" "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\Plug_ins"
REGSVR32 /u /s inked.dll"
REGSVR32 /u /s "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\INK\inkobj.dll"
REGSVR32 /u /s "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\INK\inkdiv.dll"
REGSVR32 /u /s "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\INK\tpcps.dll"
IF EXIST %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE WISPTIS /unregserver
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There is a conflict between Acrobat Reader 7.0 (including 7.01) and Office 2003 on Windows XP whereby there will be an application crash in AcroRd32.exe with on-screen error upon system shutdown or logoff. It does not matter if the user is an admin or not. We've been able to isolate the conflict between Acrobat Reader 7 and Office 2003 on XP down to a sub-component of one of the Office tools. By leaving out the "web debugging" portion of the "HTML Source Editing" tool, we can no longer reproduce the problem. Note this only happens if the Acrobat Reader is configured to open PDFs in-line as AcroRd32.exe hangs out in memory even after IE is closed.



Adobe Acrobat: AcroRd32.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x030db8fb" referenced memory at "0x00000154". The memory could not be "read".

Click OK to terminate the program....

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Adobe Acrobat: AcroRd32.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x5ad71531" referenced memory at "0x00000014". The memory could not be "read".

Click OK to terminate the program....

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Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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