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Adobe Reader 8.x

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  • This is a recipe Adobe Reader 8.x along with any updates, patches, service packs that may be part of this install. 

    Application Name: Adobe Reader

    Application Version: 8.x

    Company Name: Adobe

    Sequencer Version: 4.5

    App-V Client Version Tested On: 4.5

    Client Operating Systems Successfully Deployed To: Windows Vista SP2

    Posted by Microsoft Employee: Elsie Nallipogu

     

    Pre-requisites:

    1)      Download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web Site (http://www.adobe.com/downloads/)

    2)      Run AdbeRdr811_en_US.exe /?  (If this is not the correct filename that you downloaded, then make the necessary corrections).  While the help screen is displayed, go to your %temp% folder and look for the Adobe Reader 8 subdirectory, then copy it to your Desktop.

    3)      Turning off the automatic updater in Adobe Acrobat:  

    Download the Acrobat customization utility at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3564. It will let you turn off the updater.  

    Launch the Customization tools (CustWiz.exe) which will install the tool; then from the Start menu, launch Adobe Customization Wizard 8.  From the File menu of the Customization tool, select Open Package; navigate to the AcroRead.msi that you copied from %Temp% to the folder on your desktop and open it.  Select the EULA and Online Features section... from there, check  Disable all updates.  (While there you can also change other behaviors of Acrobat Reader, such as not allowing your users to purchase it online.)  From the File menu Save your package and exit.  Copy your modified .MSI file and folder to a shared location for future use.

    Steps to Sequence the Application:

    Note: The first 3 steps need not happen on the sequencing box.

    1)      Make sure the PC meets minimum requirements for Adobe Reader, the Sequencer and Windows itself.  Follow all best practices, including having a Physical Q:\ drive an turning off Windows update, Defender, Indexing, etc…

    2)      Install Sequencer

    3)      If that is  a clean VM/VPC, PC, copy the Adobe folder from the shared location to your Desktop (From Step 3 in the previous Section “Prerequisite steps to sequence Adobe Reader”)

    4)      Run Sequencer, start a New package; enter all required and needed information.

    5)      Start, monitoring… Provide an 8.3 folder name to install Adobe Acrobat such as adordr81.vis and click ok.

    6)      Run Adobe installer:  <desktop path>\setup.exe

    7)      Click “Change Destination Folder…” button, select the location on q: (q:\ adordr81.vis), click OK.

    8)      Click Next>; click Install.  Then Click Finish when done installing.

    9)      While still monitoring, launch Adobe (there should be a desktop shortcut for Adobe).  Accept, EULA; Review and close Beyond Adobe Reader dialog that pops up.

    10)   Stop Monitoring.   Continue to Application Wizard…

    11)   Edit Shortcuts as needed; launch Adobe Reader and complete sequencing…

    12)   Save your package

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    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:28 PM

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  • Hi Elsie

    I have tried using the recipe posted by you for sequencing Adobe Reader and it doesnt get sequenced as desired.

    I followed all the steps mentioned by you above. However, when i launch the shortcut for the second time, it gives an error prompt "Acrobat failed to load its Core DLL".

    Can you please help me resolve this issue.

    Many Thanks
    Ruchika

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 4:45 AM