adobe reader synchronizer

I am looking for a way to package Adobe Reader 8.0 without deploying the Adobe Reader Synchronizer within startup. Anyone come across this?

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Posted by: rpfenninger 14 years ago
Second Degree Green Belt
According to the Package Knowledge Base on Appdeploy:

There is a new tool to customize Adobe Acrobat/Reader 8 Products: "Adobe Customization Wizard"


This tool supersedes the InstallShield Tuner.

Use this tool to generate a transform file (.mst) and then edit the transform in Orca to delete the Synchronizer shortcut in the Shortcut table.


Posted by: lamarx43 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I used the Adobe Customization Wizard to create the MST however the only "remove" option available in the Shortcut table is the Adobe Reader Speed Launch. This is the information I found on Adobe's web site:


I was hoping for an easier solution that someone has already come across.
Posted by: panda 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
Adobe Customization Wizard 8 is now available for download and use.

Goto 'Direct Editor' > at the shortcut table drop the row 'SC_Synchronizer'
We can save a transform file or modify the msi package itself.

Alternatively, you can use Orca to edit the msi file and do the same thing
Posted by: lamarx43 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Removing the 'SC_Synchronizer' from the shortcut table in Direct Editor worked! Thanks
Posted by: applelittle 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
I did the script to del the shortcut

strCommand = host & "delSynchronizer.bat"
WshShell.Run strcommand, 0, True
Host is the location where i keep the file
& the file delsynchronizer.bat is batch to del the shortcut.

content of delsynchronizer.bat is

ECHO Del the Adobe Reader Synchronizer from startup

del "%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk"

I just use simple way..
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