I'm trying to get a hands free install of Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.1 to work that will strip out all the extra stuff that Adobe puts in (but that it seems none of us seem to want [;)]). I read on this site about a "clean.mst" that was available that seemed like it contained all of the customizations I wanted.

I got it from:

I downloaded it, followed the instructions included with it, and run in to a problem near the end of the install. At about 90%-95% complete, the installation stalls with the error:
"Error 1311: Source file not found: D:\ENUBIG\Aiod.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it."

From what I can see, this cab file does not exist in the extracted Acrobat Reader 6.0.1 files I am using. The strange thing is that if I execute the MSI directly (without using the clean.mst transform), Acrobat installs correctly. So, it seems that the extracted Reader files I have are not damaged.

Has anyone else that used this clean.mst transform run into this error? Any suggestions on how I can fix it?

I've tried this install on multiple computers (in case there was something strange with the configuration of the system I originally tried) but received the 1311 error on all of them.

Any help is appreciated.

Russ Howard
0 Comments   [ - ] Hide Comments


Please log in to comment

Rating comments in this legacy AppDeploy message board thread won't reorder them,
so that the conversation will remain readable.
Answer this question or Comment on this question for clarity



I have used it as it is with good success. I deployed it with Group Policy in AD.

Contact ewall direct from his webby and ask him.
Answered 07/19/2004 by: MSIMaker
Second Degree Black Belt

Please log in to comment

It's good to hear that you were able to successfully use the MST to deploy Acrobat Reader 6.0.1. As for contacting ewall, I sent him an e-mail last week but have not yet heard anything back.


Answered 07/19/2004 by: rhoward2
Senior Yellow Belt

Please log in to comment
I ran into the same thing when using TRANSFORMS="Rdr60.mst;Clean.mst" from Larry's install.bat file. I tried it again without the Clean.mst and got it again. So I tried it with the Clean.mst and not the Rdr60.mst. This time it installed without a problem. It seems to be working fine at this point.
Answered 08/10/2004 by: dockland
Senior Yellow Belt

Please log in to comment
Hey all!

Russ, sorry I must not have received your email... but since I've moved recently, I also haven't spent much time at the computer outside of work. I happened to be browsing the AppDeploy.com forums today and found your post, though!

The Aiod.cab file your looking for was included with the "InstallShield Tuner for Acrobat 6.0.1"... I must've forgot to include it in the directions.

From the README file from the example transform you downloaded:

I used the Adobe-provided "InstallShield Tuner for Acrobat 6.0.1" found at
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2190 to start off a new
transform 'Clean.mst' with good custom settings. (You can read more about it at
http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/pdfs/tn/InstallShieldTuner6.pdf ).

One of these days I hope to publish a "version 2.0" of the transform, with a couple of other options. The original one was published as an example for people to use, but many people are choosing to use it exactly as-is (presumably since they don't have the knowledge or tools to edit the MSI to their needs). So hopefully the next release will have some more details in the README, and a few more requested options... One of these days!

Please email me (e [at] ewall [dot] org) if you want a copy of the Aoid.cab without having to download the entire InstallShield Tuner... Hope that helps!
Answered 08/18/2004 by: ewall
Purple Belt

Please log in to comment
I'm trying to get an install of 6.0.1 using group policy in AD (having probs as per another post) just wondering with the customised install (i've used the clean install transform and it works well) is there a way to specify for acrobat to remove older versions?
I've got the InstallShield Tuner but can't find anything on there.. maybe if there's a command line or something?

Many thanks,

Answered 09/13/2004 by: tan
Senior Yellow Belt

Please log in to comment
If you wanna remove the previous version of acrobat present in the system while installing the higher version .You can generate a upgrade logic.If you are using wise visual package studio 5.01.You can achieve the same by using upgradesync.

Answered 09/13/2004 by: adaptability
Orange Senior Belt

Please log in to comment
FYI, you don't need the real Aiod.cab.

I created a text file with 'hello' in it. I named it AiodLite.dll. I used The MS CAB SDK (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dncabsdk/html/cabdl.asp) to add this into a new cab called Aiod.cab:

makecab.exe AiodLite.dll Aiod.cab

Then you should have these four files:
Adobe Reader 6.0.1.msi
That's enough to install it.
Answered 04/28/2006 by: realflash
Yellow Belt

Please log in to comment