For the last 1-2 -3 months I have had problem with Adobe Acrobat Pro 7.07.
Each time I’m restarting or logging on, Windows-installer starts up trying to setup/install something for Acrobat pro 7.07 and every time I get this: “Error 1606. Could not access network location \ Plugins” message.
The same happen if I try to start Acrobat 7.07 from “start/All programs”.
But if starting direct from Programs Files/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Acrabat/ acrobat.exe”, or doubleclick at a pdf file, the program starts normally.
If I try to reinstall Acrobat or upgrade to 7.08, I get the same 1606 error.
Also if I try to use the pdf-printer driver, I’m able to make a pdf file, but first I get an error saying: “AcroTray has encounter a problem” hitting Debug or Close, makes me able to continue to make the pdf file.

I have searched the net for possible solutions, but so far I haven’t found anything which could help me out here. In fact the only thing I managed to do was to corrupt the “ad/remove” option in XP-Home. (Some tips were that this was an MSOffice 2003 problem, and some had other tips, but none of them helped me).

My last desperate attempt was to download the Windows Install Clean Up and removed Adobe Acrobat 7.07 from within this cleaner. But that was the stupidest thing I could do, because now I get “This action is only valid for products that are currently installed” if I try to start from Start/All programs/Acrobat. And I can still see it in “Control Panel/Ad/remove program, though I cannot access “uninstall” any more, getting same “This action---“ message.
The odd thing is that I can still start the program from “Programs Files/Adobe/ Acrobat7.0/ Acrobat/ acrobat.exe and can still doubleclick on files for to open it.

So now I’m standing in middle of nowhere!! Cannot repair and cannot uninstall!! Acrobat 7.07 [:o]
Have anyone a good solution on what to do now? I guess I need to uninstall the whole Acrobat package, but I’m locked in both ends!!
The only thing I know for sure is that around end og February I had not this problem, but my windows restore is not taking me that far back

Kindly regard

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Hi Pvest,

I don't know if you have solved your problem but here goes.
The "Windows Install Clean Up" tool only removes the MSI metadata, this means that all entrypoint information will be removed. An entrypoint could be a shortcut, file extension, COM info and so on.
If the shortcut is an MSI shortcut it will not be possible to launch the program through that as the shortcut has no entrypoint to point to, a regular shortcut or executing the .exe file will only work. Should the file association for the .pdf extension had been advertised then that wouldn't have worked either, so it seems that the .pdf association was added using the registry table and not the Extension and Verb table. If you know anything about packaging you would probably have known about this ;)

So to be able to remove the application after using MsiZap.exe (Windows Installer CleanUp Utility) you will have to reinstall "Adobe Acrobat Pro 7.07" and then uninstall through control panel or any other method.

EDIT: oh... if you still want to use it then don't remove it after the installation of course [:D]

Hope that helps!
Answered 08/18/2006 by: AngelD
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