Adobe Reader 11.0.10

Hi there,

I want to deploy the software Adobe Reader 11.0.10 with KACE (v6.3).

So i have downloaded on the Adobe FTP AdbeRdr11000_fr_FR.msi.
I use the Adobe Customization Wizard XI to do some changes like "do not show EULA" ...

I saved my changes in a specifique folder where i have now the files:

On my PC, i use the command line MSIEXEC /I AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroRead.mst 
That works perfectly. But hey, i have the version 11.0.0.
So i used the command line MSIEXEC /I AcroRead.msi PATCH=AdbeRdrUpd11010.msp TRANSFORMS=AcroRead.mst
But that doesn't worked at all.

So i decided to not use the PATCH command and use this one MSIEXEC /I AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroRead.mst  on KACE.
I linked my the software to an existing installation on a PC and then create a distribution package.
I use the default installation and put the command line in the additional settings.
The installation didn't works.

Could you guys help me to understand and resolve these difficulties ?
1 - MSIEXEC /I AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroRead.mst work in local but not with KACE
2 - Use the PATCH command to have Adobe Reader 11.0.10 and not 11.0.0

Thank you all.

Source that helped me:
Chapter 27.4.1: http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/Wizard/deployment.html#id2

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Posted by: SMal.tmcc 5 years ago
Red Belt
try it this way

msiexec /i acroread.msi  /T "AcroRead.mst" /update AdbeRdrUpd11010.msp /qn

  • Not seem to work: error windows: wrong update package with 11.0.10 11.0.11 11.0.12 11.0.13 all msp files - Olendis 5 years ago
Posted by: rileyz 5 years ago
Red Belt
Sounds like you're on the right track

Always test your commands locally first, before you even start with your deployment appliance.

Reader deployment, try this
msiexec /i nameofyour.msi TRANSFORMS="NameOf.mst" /qb

The /qb will show basic GUI, change it to /qn for no GUI after testing. Its better to see stuff so you can see errors etc, otherwise you will need to use /*vx .\nameof.log.

To patch (I think, been ages since i've had to patch!)
msiexec /p NameOf.msp 

From what I recall, Reader was always a bit if pain in regards to patches.

Someone else can help you will KACE, I don't know anything about it.
Trying deploying software as SYSTEM from KACE.

Posted by: rockhead44 5 years ago
Red Belt
I deploy using a batch file off the K1000 but the other difference is I have quotes around "AcroRead.mst"

msiexec /i acroread.msi /qn TRANSFORMS="AcroRead.mst"

Give that a shot
Posted by: getElementById 5 years ago
Third Degree Blue Belt
I did mine using the .exe instead of the msi file. 

Posted by: Olendis 5 years ago
Orange Belt
Thanks everyone, i will answer you all one by one.

-    The /qb just install the software without prompting any GUI.
-    For the patch, this doesn't work. I think that i have to use the whole command line with .msi .mst and .msp all together. But for now i didn't find the way out.
-    Concerning the quote "" on the .mst you where right ! Adobe use them too

-    Thanks for the whole command line, as i answer for Rileys the quote "" works well. And you added the /qn that we need to use after the .msi

-    I think i will try to use the .mst created because i customized it with so many option...

So for now, the commande line msiexec /i acroread.msi /qn TRANSFORMS="AcroRead.mst" work !
But i need to use the PATCH too.

Any idea ?


  • It looks like you want to deploy 11.0.10, which has an exe. You can extract the .msi from there but you have to run a command. I use this one (substitute your path where I have PATH)

    cd C:\PATH\
    AdbeRdr11010_en_US.exe -nos_oC:\AdobeReaderFiles -nos_ne

    At that point you can deploy using the 11.0.10 .msi file

    Beyond. 10 Adobe provided no .exe files, just .msp files

    This explains the extraction process well

    http://www.techygeekshome.co.uk/2013/08/how-to-extract-msi-installer-from-adobe.html - rockhead44 5 years ago
Posted by: Pressanykey 5 years ago
Red Belt
I'd go about it another way... first apply the patch to the msi, then create a Transform using the adobe tool...

1. msiexec /a AdobeReader.msi /p AdobeReaderUpd.msp

This creates an "Admin" installation that has the files patched. It will ask you for the "Installation" directory, don't worry it won't be installed, it will just be "unpacked" to the directory you chose.

2. Use the Adobe customizer tool on the msi that is present in the directory you choose in step 1. This will create a transform based on the patched Adobe reader.

You now have all of the required files (and directories) required to deploy your patched Adobe Reader using the normal command line to apply the transform.

Posted by: Olendis 5 years ago
Orange Belt
Hi there,

I would like to thank you all again for your help.

Unfortunatly, i have to say that any of your tips work:

    C:\PATH\AdbeRdr11010_en_US.exe -nos_oC:\AdobeReaderFiles -nos_ne 
    The command line work but extract me the whole install. I mean i have the .msp and the .msi.
    The .msi is in v11.0 and not 11.0.10.    

    This will not provide any *.msi or *.exe. (msiexec /a AcroRead.msi /p AdbeRdrUpd11010.msp)

This is so hard to make a patch working with command lines...

  • Hi, if you use the correct "file names" (i just put some in to demonstrate usage) then in the dialogue that is shown, you will be asked for a directory to "install" to, in this directory you should find the MSI that you can use as the base for your transform.
    Please provide the EXACT name of the MSI file that you have downloaded. I will post (when I have time) the exact command line to use.... - Pressanykey 5 years ago
  • The link I included explains it in further detail. - rockhead44 5 years ago
Posted by: Olendis 5 years ago
Orange Belt
This is the command line i use Pressanykey
msiexec /a AcroRead.msi /p AdbeRdrUpd11010.msp
Both of the .msi et .msp are in the same folder. It show me an error message that the version of the .msp may not be the good one for the .msi.

If i launch the .msi, i have on my computer Adobe Reader v11.0.
Then i use the .msp (the same i use in my command line) it upgrade me the Adobe Reader in 11.0.10.


Posted by: Olendis 5 years ago
Orange Belt
Any leads for the MSP files ?
Posted by: Olendis 5 years ago
Orange Belt
Hi there,

I'm done with Adobe Reader. I'm just going to install the v 11.0.10. With the .exe or the .msi with .mst.

Thank you all for your help.
Posted by: Badger 5 years ago
Red Belt

a bit late... but,

I would use the package you had, run the setup.exe /s, this then uses the INI (setup.ini) file, installs the MSI with your mst, then runs the patch all in one go.

SCCM has problems with the two things at once stuff, its normally a lot safer to run the MSI and MST then have 2nd part to run the MSP.

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