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AdbeRdrxxxxxxxx.exe -nos_o"C:\MyFolder" -nos_ne
msiexec /i AcroRead.msi transforms=AcroRead.mst /quiet /l*v %TEMP%\adobereader_DC_15.007.20033.log
There is a new dialogue box on first launch....
This release makes your document productivity tasks easier and faster by enabling connected tool access and
preference management with your Adobe ID. Starting with this release you have the option to share
information with Adobe about howyou use the application, This option is turned on by default This
information is anonymous and will help us improve product quality and features. You can change the setting
anytime in the Preferences under Usage Information.
This can be controlled with these HKCU reg keys:
View inventory records anonymously contributed by opt-in users of the K1000 Systems Management Appliance.
This seems quite a big deal for Adobe, not just a new version, but really quite a big deal. Maybe its because they are putting it out there on social media and I am picking up the alerts, see their launch page for some information.
The proud boasts:
Now you can drive business faster than you ever thought possible. Adobe Document Cloud — including the all-new Acrobat DC will revolutionise the way the world works with documents.
Document Cloud for IT
· Less paper. More work.
· People typically spend 25% of each day handling paper.
· That's because 80% of all document processes still rely on paper.
· With Document Cloud, you can bridge gaps in automated workflows.
· And give your users the tools they need to work quickly and securely across platforms and devices
The installation seems pretty much the same as the last 4 or 5 major versions, a very simple install without too many options, Adobe then supply a customisation tool so enterprises can control the application a bit better.
Useful information: Customisation
Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader DC with the default options
That’s the install done, very simple.
Launching Adobe Reader DC
By default a desktop shortcut is created, targeting:
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroRd32.exe"
Launch the shortcut.
Users are greeted with a EULA prompt
If you are an admin user, an HKLM key will be populated that is read by each new user. If this is not accepted by an Admin user (this can be configured with the configWiz) then an HKCU key is created for each user when they ‘Accept’
**This setting can be controlled in the CustWiz tool
Then this dialogue. This is a bit new
Click the continue button and Adobe Reader DC will launch, it looks like this:
Quite a different UI that users might not be familiar with.
The immediate concern is that Document
Cloud option on the left. Most enterprises will be interested in controlling that.
Investigations have shown this can be controlled with the CustWiz.
Open a pdf with the default
install and see these tool options….
Users have the option to open and save files from the cloud. Interestingly enough the option to open from online storage is turned off by default, however the save option, brings up an Adobe dialogue box that gives the option to save to an online (Document Cloud) location.
This can be set manually in the application preferences.
The image below shows the default save dialogue allowing users to save to Document Cloud
The image below shows the default settings as installed,
Removing the bottom visible tick box, ‘show online storage when saving files’
Will display the normal windows dialogue.
Adobe Reader DC options
For comparison the older Adobe Reader XI options
A simple count, there are more options available in the newer DC application, that is probably expected.
Using the Adobe CustWiz, you can control a lot of the settings, obviously you will have to experiment with the settings, document them get them approved etc., before you actually release your package.
Using the CustWiz tools to turn off all the cloud stuff…
You get this view, which I think is better, although, arguably, a bit pointless, since you are ripping the C out of ‘DC’. But that is for another day.
No Document Cloud option, the Add Account button is for adding SharePoint sites.
Tools options give you the
normal Adobe Reader ones with out all those addition (at cost) options.
That blue box, from the initial dialogue:
To get rid of that, deploy this HKCU key
The new dialogue that advises users:
This can be controlled with these HKCU reg keys:
Yes you need both. If you launch the application and quickly go to preferences, the Usage Information option at the bottom will not be visible. Remember as per the information in the dialogue it is enable by default.
Here is a screen shot of the options from the ‘Online Services and Features’ in the CustWiz. Remember, test, find out what settings you need and what functions your users may require.