/build/static/layout/Breadcrumb_cap_w.png

Blog Posts tagged with Adobe Reader 11

Ask a question

How To Deploy Adobe Reader XI (11) through GPO

This method presents a way to install and customise Adobe Reader 11 (XI) in combination with the Adobe Customisation Wizard and GPO.

The main reason why I tend to use the Adobe Customisation wizard is the extra options you get with the GUI and the ADM/ADMX that Adobe provided only allows for Accepting the EULA and Suppressing the Splash Screen at first startup. If you follow these steps as the updates get released it will be easier later on as the .bat script simply gets added onto.

 

First we need to create a few folders on our local computer as we will be running some CMD prompt commands. Therefore, it is easier installing on the root of C:

C:\AIP (Our Administrative Install point)

C:\AdobeReaderDownloads (Where the original apps will go)

C:\AdobeReaderTransform (The finalised server version)

 

Secondly, we need to download the Adobe Customisation Wizard X.

Download the Apps to “C:\AdobeReaderDownloads”

 

Adobe Customisation Wizard XI (6.2MB)

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/11.x/11.0.03/misc/CustWiz11003_en_US.exe

Download and install (Don’t worry about this until later)

 

WinRAR (1.4MB) – wrar420.exe

http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar420.exe

 

Adobe Reader 11 (36.1 MB) - AdbeRdr11000_en_US.exe

 

Creating the Administrative Install Point

1. Download and install WinRAR

2. Download and install Adobe Customisation Wizard XI

3. If you have not signed up to the “Adobe Runtimes / Reader Distribution License Agreement” I suggest you do so, if you have the Admin Distribution Link skip to step 6.

4. You can sign up here: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/distribution.html

5. Depending on what you have signed up for Adobe will then email you a link to download the administrative versions of Flash, Adobe Reader, Shockwave and AIR.

6. Using the Distrubution link download the Adobe Reader Administrator Distribution package following the three steps presented on the website to ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’

7. Under ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’, Right Click on ‘AdbeRdr11000_en_US.exe’ and click ‘Extract Here…’ with WinRAR

8. After this has completed create ‘AIP.bat’ file by right clicking in the right hand explorer pane, ‘New – Text Document’ and change the name as well as the extention to ‘AIP.bat’

9. Right Click on ‘AIP.bat’ and click ‘Edit’.

10. Add this into the file and then ‘File-Save’:

 

msiexec /a C:\AdobeReaderDownloads\AcroRead.msi

 

11. Close Notepad and run ‘AIP.bat’ with administrative rights. (right click ‘run with administrative rights)

12. When the install dialogues prompt for a location, install to ‘C:\AIP’. This creates a administrative installer that allows slipstreaming of updates into the actual ‘AcroRead.msi’ which you will have to create a new one each time a new patch is applied. Sadly, you do end up with having four folders and an .msi. It’s just how it is.

13. Copy ‘setup.ini’ from ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’ to ‘C:\AIP’ OR create a text file and save in ‘C:\AIP’ as ‘setup.ini’:

 

[Startup]
RequireOS=Windows 2000
RequireMSI=3.0
RequireIE=6.0.2600.0

[Product]
msi=AcroRead.msi

[Windows 2000]
PlatformID=2
MajorVersion=5
ServicePackMajor=4

[MSI Updater]
Path=http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/8.x/8.0/misc/WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe

 

14. Install and run Adobe Customisation Wizard XI

15. File – Copy Package

16. In the pop up dialogue

> The existing source package is located at: ‘C:\AIP\AcroRead.msi’

> Specify a Name for your package I went with ‘AcroRead’

> Where it is to be copied to: C:\AdobeReaderTransform

17. Click OK and wait for it to copy.

18. Go through the Left hand panel enter in the personalisation you want whether you want to disable looking for updates, silent installation and suppressed rebooting, EULA  e.t.c

19. Once done Click File – Save Package.

This will have generated AcroRead.mst and updated your setup.ini file to enable silent install and more if selected. Close the Customisation Wizard. You can come back to your package at any time by opening up ‘AcroRead.msi’ under ‘C:\AdobeReaderTransform\yourNameOfPackage\’ make your edits and save again.

20. Copy the ‘yourNameOfPackage’ folder from C:\AcrobatTransform\ to your server share

21. Open up Group Policy Management MMC

22. Go to the Organisational Unit that you want to apply software to

23. Right click on the OU and select ‘Create a GPO in this Domain, and link it here…’

24. Write your GPO name. mine was “Software – Adobe Reader 11.0” Click OK

25. Right Click on GPO, Click Edit

26. Drill down “Computer Configuration – Policies – Software Settings – Software Installations”

27. Right click “Software Installations”

28. Click ‘New – Package’

29. Browse to your server share of ‘yourNameOfPackage’ Click Open

30. Select Deployment Method: Advanced

a. Under General Tab - Change the name if you want to

b. Under Deployment Tab – Change whether you want the application to uninstall off computers when you remove the GPO

c. Under Upgrades Tab - You can choose GPO’s which this can upgrade over. For example older versions of Acrobat and also gives you the ability to either uninstall then install the new product or just do an upgrade.

31. Click Modifications Tab

32. Click Add…

33. Browse to your ‘yourNameOfPackage’ folder on the server share and select your ‘yourNameOf.MST’ file.

34. Click Open

35. Click Ok

36. Exit out of Group Policy Management, restart the computers and enjoy!

View comments (4)

How To Deploy Adobe Reader XI (11.0.01) through GPO

This method presents a way to install and customise Adobe Reader 11.0.01 (XI) in combination with the Adobe Customisation Wizard and GPO.

The main reason why I tend to use the Adobe Customisation wizard is the extra options you get with the GUI and the ADM/ADMX that Adobe provided only allows for Accepting the EULA and Suppressing the Splash Screen at first startup. If you follow these steps as the updates get released it will be easier later on as the .bat script simply gets added onto.

 

First we need to create a few folders on our local computer as we will be running some CMD prompt commands. Therefore, it is easier installing on the root of C:

C:\AIP (Our Administrative Install point)

C:\AdobeReaderDownloads (Where the original apps will go)

C:\AdobeReaderTransform (The finalised server version)

 

Secondly, we need to download the Adobe Customisation Wizard X.

Download the Apps to “C:\AdobeReaderDownloads”

 

Adobe Customisation Wizard XI (6.2MB)

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/11.x/11.0.00/misc/CustWiz11000_en_US.exe

Download and install (Don’t worry about this until later)

 

WinRAR (1.4MB) – wrar420.exe

http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar420.exe

 

Adobe Reader 11 (36.1 MB) - AdbeRdr11001_en_US.exe

11.0.01 (16.6MB) - AdbeRdrUpd11001.msp

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.01/misc/AdbeRdrUpd11001.msp

 

Creating the Administrative Install Point

1. Download and install WinRAR

2. Download and install Adobe Customisation Wizard XI

3. If you have not signed up to the “Adobe Runtimes / Reader Distribution License Agreement” I suggest you do so, if you have the Admin Distribution Link skip to step 6.

4. You can sign up here: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/distribution.html

5. Depending on what you have signed up for Adobe will then email you a link to download the administrative versions of Flash, Adobe Reader, Shockwave and AIR.

6. Using the Distrubution link download the Adobe Reader Administrator Distribution package following the three steps presented on the website to ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’

7. Under ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’, Right Click on ‘AdbeRdr11001_en_US.exe’ and click ‘Extract Here…’ with WinRAR

8. After this has completed create ‘AIP.bat’ file by right clicking in the right hand explorer pane, ‘New – Text Document’ and change the name as well as the extention to ‘AIP.bat’

9. Right Click on ‘AIP.bat’ and click ‘Edit’.

10. Add this into the file and then ‘File-Save’:

 

msiexec /a C:\AdobeReaderDownloads\AcroRead.msi

msiexec /a C:\AIP\AcroRead.msi /p C:\AdobeReaderDownloads\AdbeRdrUpd11001.msp

 

11. Close Notepad and run ‘AIP.bat’ with administrative rights. (right click ‘run with administrative rights)

12. When the install dialogues prompt for a location, install to ‘C:\AIP’. This creates a administrative installer that allows slipstreaming of updates into the actual ‘AcroRead.msi’ which you will have to create a new one each time a new patch is applied. Sadly, you do end up with having four folders and an .msi. It’s just how it is.

13. Copy ‘setup.ini’ from ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’ to ‘C:\AIP’ OR create a text file and save in ‘C:\AIP’ as ‘setup.ini’:

 

[Startup]

RequireOS=Windows 2000
RequireMSI=3.0
RequireIE=6.0.2600.0

[Product]
msi=AcroRead.msi

[Windows 2000]
PlatformID=2
MajorVersion=5
ServicePackMajor=4

[MSI Updater]
Path=http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/8.x/8.0/misc/WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe

 

14. Install and run Adobe Customisation Wizard XI

15. File – Copy Package

16. In the pop up dialogue

> The existing source package is located at: ‘C:\AIP\AcroRead.msi’

> Specify a Name for your package I went with ‘AcroRead’

> Where it is to be copied to: C:\AdobeReaderTransform

17. Click OK and wait for it to copy.

18. Go through the Left hand panel enter in the personalisation you want whether you want to disable looking for updates, silent installation and suppressed rebooting, EULA  e.t.c

19. Once done Click File – Save Package.

This will have generated AcroRead.mst and updated your setup.ini file to enable silent install and more if selected. Close the Customisation Wizard. You can come back to your package at any time by opening up ‘AcroRead.msi’ under ‘C:\AdobeReaderTransform\yourNameOfPackage\’ make your edits and save again.

20. Copy the ‘yourNameOfPackage’ folder from C:\AcrobatTransform\ to your server share

21. Open up Group Policy Management MMC

22. Go to the Organisational Unit that you want to apply software to

23. Right click on the OU and select ‘Create a GPO in this Domain, and link it here…’

24. Write your GPO name. mine was “Software – Adobe Reader 11.0.01” Click OK

25. Right Click on GPO, Click Edit

26. Drill down “Computer Configuration – Policies – Software Settings – Software Installations”

27. Right click “Software Installations”

28. Click ‘New – Package’

29. Browse to your server share of ‘yourNameOfPackage’ Click Open

30. Select Deployment Method: Advanced

a. Under General Tab - Change the name if you want to

b. Under Deployment Tab – Change whether you want the application to uninstall off computers when you remove the GPO

c. Under Upgrades Tab - You can choose GPO’s which this can upgrade over. For example older versions of Acrobat and also gives you the ability to either uninstall then install the new product or just do an upgrade.

31. Click Modifications Tab

32. Click Add…

33. Browse to your ‘yourNameOfPackage’ folder on the server share and select your ‘yourNameOf.MST’ file.

34. Click Open

35. Click Ok

36. Exit out of Group Policy Management, restart the computers and enjoy!

 

Microbrew mentioned if using SCCM 2012 use "msiexec /i "AcroRead.msi" TRANSFORMS=AcroRead.mst /q" as the installation program command to apply the transformation.

Be the first to comment

K1000 Adobe Reader XI Deployment and Customization

Installation with a Managed Install 

 

To distribute Adobe  Reader 11 with the Dell KACE K1000 Appliance follow the steps below. 

Download the Adobe Reader 11 installation package.

 - ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.00/en_US/AdbeRdr11000_en_US.msi 

Locate the software record for Adobe Reader XI in Inventory > Software

 -If one does not already exist we can create one. Before we can set up the Managed Installation, we must first have a listing for the program in Software Inventory. I recommend manually installing the program on a test box that has the KACE agent installed, and then forcing a check in. That’s the easiest way to create the item. 

Upload the Adobe Reader 11 MSI package under the associated files section of the software record. 

*Note: The MSI can be downloaded here- ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.00/en_US/ 

Go to Distribution > Managed Installations and choose Add New Item from the Choose Action drop down menu. 

Choose Adobe Reader 11 from the software drop down menu. 

In the command section you can configure the install in two ways. 

You can leave "Use Default" checked and enter "/i /qn" in the field. 

Or you can choose "Configure Manually" and enter "msiexec.exe /I adberdr11000_en_US.msi /qn" in the field 

Configure your machine selection and managed action as needed. 

Save it and you are done.  The installation will deploy based on your choices above.

 

Customization of Adobe Reader XI

 

The installation of Adobe Reader can be customized with different command line switches as well.  You will need the EXE installer for these, which is also available from the FTP link above. 

/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 Command Line (incorrect) AdobeReaderInstallFile.exe /sAll /rs /l /msi "/qb-! /norestart ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES"

 

This command line has parameters for both silent install (/sAll) as well as progress bar mode (/qb) which is useless. Also /rs and /norestart work the same way suppressing the reboot.

SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES can also be removed as the checkbox for suppressing the application launch after install has been removed from the installer.

Moreover the quotes are not being recognized by the MSI Installer causing it to launch help window pop up. 

The command that can be used for silent install and suppressing EULA is:

AdobeReaderInstallFile.exe /sAll /msi /norestart ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES

View comments (3)

How to Deploy Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02) through GPO

This method presents a way to install and customise Adobe Reader 11.0.02 (XI) in combination with the Adobe Customisation Wizard and GPO.

The main reason why I tend to use the Adobe Customisation wizard is the extra options you get with the GUI and the ADM/ADMX that Adobe provided only allows for Accepting the EULA and Suppressing the Splash Screen at first startup. If you follow these steps as the updates get released it will be easier later on as the .bat script simply gets added onto.

 

First we need to create a few folders on our local computer as we will be running some CMD prompt commands. Therefore, it is easier installing on the root of C:

C:\AIP (Our Administrative Install point)

C:\AdobeReaderDownloads (Where the original apps will go)

C:\AdobeReaderTransform (The finalised server version)

 

Secondly, we need to download the Adobe Customisation Wizard X.

Download the Apps to “C:\AdobeReaderDownloads”

 

Adobe Customisation Wizard XI (6.2MB)

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/11.x/11.0.00/misc/CustWiz11000_en_US.exe

Download and install (Don’t worry about this until later)

 

WinRAR (1.4MB) – wrar420.exe

http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar420.exe

 

Adobe Reader 11.0.02 (48 MB) - AdbeRdr11002_en_US.exe

11.0.01 (16.6MB) - AdbeRdrUpd11001.msp

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.01/misc/AdbeRdrUpd11001.msp

11.0.02 (1.5MB) - AdbeRdrSecUpd11002.msp

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.02/misc/AdbeRdrSecUpd11002.msp

 

Creating the Administrative Install Point

1. Download and install WinRAR

2. Download and install Adobe Customisation Wizard XI

3. If you have not signed up to the “Adobe Runtimes / Reader Distribution License Agreement” I suggest you do so, if you have the Admin Distribution Link skip to step 6.

4. You can sign up here: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/distribution.html

5. Depending on what you have signed up for Adobe will then email you a link to download the administrative versions of Flash, Adobe Reader, Shockwave and AIR.

6. Using the Distrubution link download the Adobe Reader Administrator Distribution package following the three steps presented on the website to ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’

7. Under ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’, Right Click on ‘AdbeRdr11002_en_US.exe’ and click ‘Extract Here…’ with WinRAR

8. After this has completed create ‘AIP.bat’ file by right clicking in the right hand explorer pane, ‘New – Text Document’ and change the name as well as the extention to ‘AIP.bat’

9. Right Click on ‘AIP.bat’ and click ‘Edit’.

10. Add this into the file and then ‘File-Save’:

 

msiexec /a C:\AdobeReaderDownloads\AcroRead.msi

msiexec /a C:\AIP\AcroRead.msi /p C:\AdobeReaderDownloads\AdbeRdrUpd11001.msp

msiexec /a C:\AIP\AcroRead.msi /p C:\AdobeReaderDownloads\AdbeRdrSecUpd11002.msp

 

11. Close Notepad and run ‘AIP.bat’ with administrative rights. (right click ‘run with administrative rights)

12. When the install dialogues prompt for a location, install to ‘C:\AIP’. This creates a administrative installer that allows slipstreaming of updates into the actual ‘AcroRead.msi’ which you will have to create a new one each time a new patch is applied. Sadly, you do end up with having four folders and an .msi. It’s just how it is.

13. Copy ‘setup.ini’ from ‘C:\AdobeReaderDownloads’ to ‘C:\AIP’ OR create a text file and save in ‘C:\AIP’ as ‘setup.ini’:

[Startup]

RequireOS=Windows 2000
RequireMSI=3.0
RequireIE=6.0.2600.0

[Product]
msi=AcroRead.msi

[Windows 2000]
PlatformID=2
MajorVersion=5
ServicePackMajor=4

[MSI Updater]
Path=http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/8.x/8.0/misc/WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe

 

14. Install and run Adobe Customisation Wizard XI

15. File – Copy Package

16. In the pop up dialogue

> The existing source package is located at: ‘C:\AIP\AcroRead.msi’

> Specify a Name for your package I went with ‘AcroRead’

> Where it is to be copied to: C:\AdobeReaderTransform

17. Click OK and wait for it to copy.

18. Go through the Left hand panel enter in the personalisation you want whether you want to disable looking for updates, silent installation and suppressed rebooting, EULA  e.t.c

19. Once done Click File – Save Package.

This will have generated AcroRead.mst and updated your setup.ini file to enable silent install and more if selected. Close the Customisation Wizard. You can come back to your package at any time by opening up ‘AcroRead.msi’ under ‘C:\AdobeReaderTransform\yourNameOfPackage\’ make your edits and save again.

20. Copy the ‘yourNameOfPackage’ folder from C:\AcrobatTransform\ to your server share

21. Open up Group Policy Management MMC

22. Go to the Organisational Unit that you want to apply software to

23. Right click on the OU and select ‘Create a GPO in this Domain, and link it here…’

24. Write your GPO name. mine was “Software – Adobe Reader 11.0.02” Click OK

25. Right Click on GPO, Click Edit

26. Drill down “Computer Configuration – Policies – Software Settings – Software Installations”

27. Right click “Software Installations”

28. Click ‘New – Package’

29. Browse to your server share of ‘yourNameOfPackage’ Click Open

30. Select Deployment Method: Advanced

a. Under General Tab - Change the name if you want to

b. Under Deployment Tab – Change whether you want the application to uninstall off computers when you remove the GPO

c. Under Upgrades Tab - You can choose GPO’s which this can upgrade over. For example older versions of Acrobat and also gives you the ability to either uninstall then install the new product or just do an upgrade.

31. Click Modifications Tab

32. Click Add…

33. Browse to your ‘yourNameOfPackage’ folder on the server share and select your ‘yourNameOf.MST’ file.

34. Click Open

35. Click Ok

36. Exit out of Group Policy Management, restart the computers and enjoy!

 

Microbrew mentioned if using SCCM 2012 use "msiexec /i "AcroRead.msi" TRANSFORMS=AcroRead.mst /q" as the installation program command to apply the transformation.

View comments (15)

Certificate warning when deploying Adobe Reader 11.0.02

I'm updating the Adobe Reader version used by our organization and some users have got the pop up below on the initial run. Has anybody come across this before? Is there a way to not get it? Thanks in advance :)

 

 

 

View comments (3)
Showing 1 - 5 of 6 results

Top Contributors

Talk About Dell K1000 Agent