KACE: Deploying Adobe Acrobat X Standard

First you will need to use the Adobe Acrobat X Customization Wizard to create a MST file. You can find the wizard HERE.

Once you have done completed the customization add all of the installer files and the MST to a Zip file.

The files that should be included in the zip file are:

    - AcroStan.MSI

    - AcroStan.MST (your mst file)

    - Data1.cab

    - setup.exe

    - setup.ini

    - WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe

Make sure when you create the Zip file that all of the files are in the root directory and not within a sub directory.


Next Create a new software inventory item and name it "Adobe Acrobat X Standard" or whatever you perfer.

    - Select all supported operating systems

    - Create a Custom inventory rule to look to see if Adobe X is installed.

EX:  For standard I used - FileExists(C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Setup Files\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-BA7E-000000000005}) OR FileExists(C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Setup Files\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-BA7E-000000000005})

and for Pro I used - FileExists(C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Setup Files\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-7760-000000000005}) OR FileExists(C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Setup Files\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-7760-000000000005})

Then associate the zip file we created earlier.


You can associate with a license if you like but it is not required.

Save and go to the distribution tab.

Under managed installs click the chose action box and chose "add new item"

From the software dropdown chose the software item you created earlier.


Under Installation Command check "Configure Manually"

Enter the following command: msiexec.exe /i AcroStan.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroStan.mst /quiet

Be sure to change AcroStan.mst to whatever you called your mst.

Check the Don't Prepend msiexe.exe


Now you can change the Managed action to whatever fits your needs, apply to the computers of your chosing and save.

That is it you are all set.


Feel free to ask questions if you need further help.



  • I have a few questions,

    If customizing Adobe Acrobat X with the Customization Wizard and saving the configurations as the .MSI itself is the .MST still needed?

    In the Customization Wizard there is the option for a quiet install but it's still needed in the "Installation Command" on Kace?

    Lastly, I want the patch "AcrobatUpd1017.msp" to automatically install after the Adobe Acrobat X install. - Topaz 9 years ago
    • The MST contains all of the configuration information you customized your MSI with. - khoehn 8 years ago
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