Softgrid and Adobe Reader 8.1

I have created a sequence for Adobe Reader 8.1 using SoftGrid 4.2. I am seeing issues with integration of IE and virtual Adobe Reader. I streamed virtual reader to a machine which also had local Reader installed. When i double click on a pdf file on the desktop, by default virtual Adobe is opened as SoftGrid owns the FTAs. However when I try to open a PDF file from a website, it opens it with local Adobe Reader instead of defaulting to virtual Adobe. Has anyone else seen this behavior and is there a sequencing work-around for this?

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Posted by: supergrid 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
I've come across this before, but did not find a work-around either! We ended up using SCCM 2007 to deploy Adobe Reader as it is a common application and is used by many other softgrid applications, and SoftGrid currently cannot interact with other virtual applications so it was not a good decision to virtualize Adobe Reader(until 4.5?)
Posted by: Mavseeker 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
I am talking about the interaction of locally installed IE with virtual Adobe Reader. Are you telling me that this interaction will not happen unless IE is virtualized as well either with Reader in 4.2 or seperately in 4.5 when dynamic virtual app interaction becomes available?
Posted by: dannyknox 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
Vegas rules apply - what happens in the bubble, stays in the bubble.

We've done this for a lot of the customers we've deployed SoftGrid to - package IE and Adobe Reader into a "suite" that included a specific URL for a intranet homepage or to an extranet site that included OCX controls, java and Adobe Reader. One medical center had a huge searchable db driven PDF library and wanted the SG delivered browser to 'own' any FTA's with retreived PDF's from the web/db app that they didn't want to touch the base image with the specific java version included. We also created a custom Icon to deliver instead of the IE Icon so as not to confuse it with the default on the box IE.
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