Adobe does offer some MSI-files for download on their ftp-server, but they do so only for major versions, so you can hardly ever use them. In the branch 11 this is only for version For the branch 12 alias Document Cloud DC I’m still trying to rewire my brain to understand the new versioning scheme. For all other versions they offer adobe reader 11 0 12 MSP -files. As added difficulty, in branch 11 Adobe does not always offer cumulative MSP-files which are easier to handle.
Adobe does offer some MSI-files for download on their ftp-server, but they do so only for major versions, so you can hardly ever use them. In the branch 11 this is only for version For the branch 12 alias Document Cloud DC I’m still trying to rewire my brain to understand the new versioning scheme.
For all other versions they offer only MSP -files. As added difficulty, in branch 11 Adobe does not always offer cumulative MSP-files which are easier to handle. Emergency updates only come as incremental MSPs. The incremental MSPs must be applied on top of the latest cumulative one.
If there are several consecutive versions with only incremencal MSP-files, they must be applied one after the other. You can tell incremental MSP files by their file name: This description was written for branches 10 and A quick test showed the same principle applies also to branch 12 “Document Cloud”. The major differences seem to be that the filename of the EXE installer starts with “Acro” instead of “Adbe”, the version numbers are difficult, and it refuses to install in Windows-XP.
For example the EXE for version The ftp-server also has an incremental MSP to upgrade In series Thus for later versions the MSP cannot be extracted from EXE installers, but you can download them from their ftp-server. Go to the directory with the latest version, and there to the subdirectory misc. You might be tempted to do the extraction with 7zip, but you shouldn’t. It will detect the filename of the installer.
The extracted files will be saved in the newly created directory C: It will contain one MSI-file, one file named data1. If you want to deploy using GPO , you must slipstream them, see below. In the example from above version They must be applied one after the other, in the correct order, according to the version numbers in the filenames.
For the MSP-files go to the web-page Downloads and scroll down to Updates, or look on the ftp-server in the directory that has the name ‘misc’ instead of the language code. If you find there several MSP-files for the version that you want, each one is for a different group of languages.
That’s described for older versions here. For more info about their language codes they refer to their ‘Enterprise Administration Guide’, see below. But emergency patches are incremental. Thus if Adobe has published emergency patches after the last regular update, you must apply the latest cumulative update, and then all emergency updates that came after it. Thus for version Version The versions inbetween are not required. The link on Adobes download page leads to info which version is required to apply the patch.
Also Adobe spells the rule out here for version 7 to 9 and separately for version The release notes tell which update was planned, and which was not. My MSP-description offers a script that automates the slipstreaming. Please note that the extraction from the installer.
If there is more than one MSP-file to slipstream, make sure to always have only one of them in the directory when you call the script. In my experience it only works reliably on a PC on which Adobe Reader is not installed, ideally a PC where it has never been installed. Also it requires admin rights, otherwise it aborts with strange error messages. Configure For most configuration changes you need the Configuration Wizard. There you can disable all updates. Probably this option affects only Internet Explorer.
The Wizard version You can edit again, load the bad transform, and put the missing checkmark back into the box. Now it’s correct. But if you later make another change, the same error will happen again. So you must always edit twice: Note that this uninstall-option is important, because when upgrading via GPO from version 10 to 11, the default install method autodetected by the server is update, not replace.
Thus if you accept the default GPO-setting, and loose the MSI-property because of this bug, then the old version will remain installed. Repair can be triggered in the help menu of AdobeReader, even if it is disabled in the MSI-file and does not show up in appwiz. Defaults can be set in HKLM. Users can override them.
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