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Adobe Acrobat X Customization Wizard configuration

02/05/2013 3735 views

Trying to customize Acrobat X Std using the Adobe Customization Wizard.  The install needs to be mostly silent, where the only info the end user will need to provide is the serial number.  When I run the MSI file along with the transforms file, it firsts asks for the serial number.  I then get a "Notice: Adobe License Activation" screen that I would like to suppress. I then get prompted for the setup type: Typical, Complete, or Custom.  I would like to suppress this screen with the default as Complete. What am I not configuring correctly using the Customization Wizard?

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You have to configure ini files to enter serial number into it. you can suppress license agreement in Customization wizard itself. You can also set it in cmdline. There are many solutions in itninja. Actually I packaged X1 with the help of Itninja solutions.

Answered 02/05/2013 by: removedbyuser85960
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dear friend,
u can add the S/N license using Customization wizard....
and accept the EULA.

Answered 02/06/2013 by: hahaman
Yellow Belt


I don't want to enter a s/n into the customization wizard.  We use retail licenses, so each install has a different s/n and the end user will have to enter the number during install.  Basically the s/n is the only thing the user should get prompted for.  How do I get the install to choose 'Complete' instead of propting for Typical, Complete, or Custom?

Answered 02/06/2013 by: dshetlar
Purple Belt

  • Are you not getting this option in Customization wizard?

You can add the serial number from Customization wizard also. Do you have a corporate license or are the licenses limited. take care if they are limited license.

Answered 02/06/2013 by: piyushnasa
Red Belt


You should be able to accomplish this by using the "Direct Editor" in the Adobe Customization Wizard.  It is located at the very bottom of the tools on the left.

The following was done while modfying for an Acrobat 9 Pro install but I bet it will work for Acrobat X.

-Select the "Direct Editor"

-Select the "Property" table.

-Find the property "_IsSetupTypeMin" (Default value is probably Typical)

-Change the _IsSetupTypeMin to "Complete" (Or leave as "Typical" if desired")

Note that if the _IsSetupTypeMin property is not there, check the "RadioButton" table and look for the property that is listed 3 times with values of Typical, Complete, and Custom.  That should give you the right property to look for with the installer your working on.

-Select the "ControlEvent" table.

-Click on the "Argument" column title to sort by Arguments

-Scroll until you find "SetupType" appearing in the Argument column.

-Replace "SetupType" with "DestinationFolder" for the following columns....

AdobeUserInformation         Next       NewDialog

AdobeUserInformationEx     Next       NewDialog

AdobeActivationFYI              Next       NewDialog

Note that I used ReadyToInstall dialog instead of DestinationFolder so it would skip requesting install location as well since I just wanted it to install to the default location. If you do ReadyToInstall dialog you need to configure the back setting for ReadyToInstall to go to the AdobeUserInformation as done below for DestinationFolder.

-Replace "SetupType" with "AdobeUserInformation" for the folowing column...

DestinationFolder                  Back      NewDialog

Note if the dialog names such as "SetupType" or "DestinationFolder" aren't the same you can find the dialog names in the "Dialog" table.

-Save your project before quitting.


I have done limited testing on this so far and use Typical myself instead of Complete so make sure you TEST TEST TEST if you use this method. However, it should work fine.

Answered 12/02/2013 by: rcmcguir
White Belt

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