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During uninstallation, Adobe Reader 9.0.0 doesn't remove shortcuts from the Desktop or the Recent Applications list on the Start Menu, so you'll have to do this manually.
The Adobe Reader 9 installation process does not uninstall Adobe Reader 7.x or 8.x, so you will have to handle this yourself.
in order integrate the 9.1.2 update into your installation, download ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.1.2/misc/AdbeRdrUpd912_all_incr.msp and save it in the same folder as you install files, then add the line PATCH=AdbeRdrUpd912_all_incr.msp to the [Product] section of the setup.ini. the update will be applied automatically during the setup process.
If you find that even after using the Adobe Customization Wizard to clean-up the Adobe Reader 9.1 MSI that the stupid Adobe Air shortcuts show up, there is a way to stop it. You'll find that the Reader installer kicks off another installer to make these shortcuts. Luckily they did include logic in the installer, so you can open the MSI in Orca, grab your Adobe Customization Wizard MST file and apply it to your MSI, create a new property of "DISABLE_AIR_SHARE" with a value of "Yes" in the property table of the MSI or your MST, close and save the transform and you got yourself a clean installer again.
We have ACT 9 (adobe customization tool 9) tool which is an msi embedded within the Adobe Reader 9. Extract the same from c:\windows\installer or you can also download the Setup.exe from adobe. We can customize and generate transforms using ACT 9 tool.
I have found that the executable from the ftp site (with "STD" in the name) does contain Adobe Air and Adobe.com. It's the MSI in the ftp directory that does not contain Adobe Air or Adobe.com.
If you want to just use the exe file. This is for version 10.
"adberdr1013_en_us.exe" /msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES /qn
To be sure that you don't have any autoupdaters enabled, you can create a custom inventory rule that checks for the registry for the presence of the disable updater entry:
I named the software that this rule is attached to "Reader_Update_Disabled."
You can also slipstream all updates, but note that not all updates should be slipstreamed. Adobe has 2 types of updates, quarterly and security updates. Only quarterly updates should be slipstreamed. To see which updates have which type, please check http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/498/cpsid_49880.html.
In case you want to install a french version of adobe reader on Vista FR or Win 7 FR using GPO, I don't know why but you need to tick "Ingore language when deploying this package" in the advance section on the deployment tab. Otherwise the OS ignore the GPO installation. It worked for me.
If you are attempting to apply a per user setting using the Installshield Tuner for Adobe, the registry setting should be in hku\.default user not in hkcu. We used this specific setting which applies to enabling reader markup.
Keep in mind that in-browser pdf view doesn't work when sequenced.
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