The above command will install Adobe Reader 9 silently, suppressing the restart, accepting the end user license agreement and suppressing the launch of adobe reader 9 once complete.
Via our BigFix deployment tool I also use the following command to delete the registry startup for the speed launcher; regdelete "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]" "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
Hope this is useful to people. I see that there isn't a package entry for Reader 9 as yet.
Nice options, but Adobe has a customization wizzard.
Download it here:
The wizzard needs the acroread.msi...
If you have downloaded AdbeRdr90_en_US.exe, just start the executable... but don't install the Reader
You'll find the install files in:
C:\Documents and Settings\<your loginname>\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Reader 9.0
Copy the files to a new directory and start the cusomization wizzard.
You'll find that the ability to uninstall using the product GUID is pretty common practice. There is an uninstall string located in the registry that will give you the uninstall for almost all software installed - this is at HKLM\software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
ORIGINAL: ErinC Hope this is useful to people. I see that there isn't a package entry for Reader 9 as yet.It certainly will be. Since there's no entry at present, here is your chance for eternal glory: why not submit yours?
I have seen a half-dozen different places one is supposed to look for the setup files after running the downloaded exe and consequently wasted a lot of time. I suspect the location varies all over the place, and I think it would be better if we standardized on the NOSSO extraction method, e.g.,
AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe -nos_o"Reader9" -nos_ne
Where "Reader9" is a new directory name to contain the setup files.
I can confirm the command lines are working. You will just need to wait about 10 to 15 minutes for the installation. You can open your Task Manager and look at the process for the Adobe reader executable. The installer is about 24+ Mb but when extracted is about 100+mb in size.
Ended up using a transform to disable the AUM and Updater features (I hate that Adobe Updater, rawr) and update the HKCU keys so that the toolbar is uniform and doesn't have that "use acrobat.com" business on there.
My command line:
msiexec.exe /i AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS="Adobe Reader 9.1.mst" /qn
Also wrote a script that will parse the working directory looking for .MSP files and silently apply them. This way when adobe MSP's get released in the future, all I have to do is drop them in the folder and run the script. I call this after my install.
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objCurPath = objFSO.GetFolder(objShell.CurrentDirectory)
Set colFiles = objCurPath.Files
For Each objFile in colFiles
'If extenstion is MSP, execute patch
If UCase(objFSO.GetExtensionName(objFile)) = "MSP" Then
objShell.Run "msiexec.exe /update """+objFile+""" /qn",1,True
But, I would be happy to be led to a better understanding of the way things work around here!Each application has a 'Notes' entry, some of which you'll find contain general notes about the application as well as the packaging of it.
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