Adobe Acrobat Pro 7 with 7.0.5 Repackage

I'm in the process of deploying Acrobat Pro 7 (vol lic.) by CD image and would like to apply the 7.0.5 patch to an admin install and then re-cab Data1.cab to include the updated files.

The intended recipients are scattered world-wide and will download an ISO of the package, burn their own copy of the CD from their laptop and do the install from that.

I've customised the install by creating an .mst. Is it possible to just cabarc the admin install point files as Data1.cab and deploy the patched AcroPro.msi, the .mst, and the cab file? Will that work?

If not, what am I missing here? I'm fairly new to repackaging as you can probably tell.

As a last resort I know I can distribute the original un-patched .msi, the .mst, and the Ac705PrP_efgj.msp with the appropriate setup command line string to get the job done but I'd rather go for a cleaner approach. That's why I'm interested in re-cabbing the patched admin install point files.

Am I on the right track? It's sort of like "slipstreaming" I guess, but in a different way. [8|]

Thanks in advance.


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Posted by: radeon7500 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
What I just did was to slipstream the update into the admin install of the initial package. Then you get a folder with the extracted files, all updated to 7.0.5.

This was done with the /a switch:
- "msiexec /a adobe pro7.0.msi"
- "msiexec /a adobe pro7.05 update.msi /i adobe pro7.0.msi"

You could burn the admin installation folder with msi and mst to your cd, and create a autolaunch or whatever. No cab is needed then.
Posted by: Mikg 15 years ago
Yellow Belt

Thanks, I had already done the patch of the admin point and considered sending the whole thing out that way but I was hoping there was a way to programmatically re-cab the files once they had been patched back into "Data1.cab".

Has this ever been done, or is there another way to do it so you do essentially end up with a repackaged version that includes all the updates?

I've seen RyanVM's site and saw what he managed to do with the original Adobe Reader and the 7.0.1 - 7.0.3 patches all rolled back into one install.

How'd he do that?

Thanks again, for taking the time!

Posted by: x3g 15 years ago
Yellow Belt
I posted this in a different thread but here it is again...

Here's what worked for me
1-d/l 705
2- admin install
msiexec /a \\...\acropro.msi
then select destination
3- slipstream 7.05 update
msiexec /p \\...\Ac705PrP_efgj.msp /a \\...\acropro.msi /qb
4- use Tuner 7 to create a transform file (copy AcroPro.itw from CD)
5- batch file looks something like this
msiexec /i "\\...\AcroPro.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\...\AcroPro.mst" /qb- /passive /norestart

Posted by: Mikg 15 years ago
Yellow Belt
Thanks for the help!

I ended up using the original package and told Tuner to run the 7.0.5 exe patch package after the base install. It does work that way but does require the user to press the "Next" button once to continue with the patch process (couldn't find a switch to run the patch exe in reduced mode). Other than that...no issues. Wasn't the cleanest way to do it but was probably a smaller "download" for the end users (scattered around the globe).

Thanks again for the reply..I will redo the admin install/patch process and use your method to deploy the next iteration of the Adobe beast.

Posted by: gizmolala 15 years ago
Third Degree Blue Belt
You can add the ff swicthes to ur cmdline -y or -a .

Posted by: skylizard 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
hey guys

I new o using MSP patches and could really do with a little help / education. Funnily enough my problem is with Adobe reader SP5, so:

1: Ive gone through the recommended method of taking the original file and updating it with patch as recommeded on the site and above

- slipstream 7.05 update
msiexec /p \\...\Ac705PrP_efgj.msp /a \\...\acropro.msi /qb

And well that's pretty much where it ends for me....... Where do I go from there???

I tried redploying it ( SMS 2003 SP1) but to no avail , keep getting message along the lines (product for this install cannot be found, go to add remove prgrams uninstall then reinstall) , I've tried various ways to get this out but I know i'm missing something small I just don't know what. Any help would be appreciated???

Posted by: sciarrino 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
So if you slipstream 7.05 update and then you reinstall/refresh does it remove the Acrobat 7.0 if that was installed?

I had a problem with Acrobet reader when I updated it from Shavlik that 7.0 and 7.05 were both on the computer and neither worked I had to manually uninstall 7.0 on some computers, Maybe 20 out of 150.

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