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[Guide] Packaging Adobe Reader 10.1.4

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#1 Baigley

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 21:57

Here is a quick guide to packaging Adobe Reader 10.1.4 for deployment in your environment.
While this was my method, there are obviously multiple ways to deploying this, and I appreciate you refraining from posting any negative comments.

I hope atleast one person finds this useful.

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Download 10.1.0 Full MSI
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/...r1010_en_US.msi
Download 10.1.4 Update
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/...r1014_en_US.exe
Download 10.1.4 MSP
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/...eRdrUpd1014.msp
Download Customization Wizard
http://ardownload.ad...z1000_en_US.exe

Extract 10.1.4 update exe using WinRar, 7zip, etc.
For this example, I extracted to c:\Install
Delete everything but Setup.exe and Setup.ini

Copy AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi and AdbeRdrUpd1014.msp to the new folder (c:\Install)
Rename AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi to AcroRead.msi
Rename AdbeRdrUpd1014.msp to Update_1014.msp
** While renaming is not necessary, its easier to read.

Open your new AcroRead.msi in the customization wizard, change settings to silent, and make any additional changes.
Generate a new MST from the 'Transform' option. Save the MST as 'AcroRead.mst' in C:\Install

You should now have five (5) files in the install folder.
-AcroRead.mst
-AcroRead.msi
-Update_1014.msp
-Setup.exe
-Setup.ini

Open Setup.ini.
Under the last line of [Setup] add a new line with the following:
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CmdLine=/sall /rs
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Under [Product]
Modify to match the following:
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[Product]
msi=AcroRead.msi
PATCH=Update_1014.msp
CmdLine=TRANSFORMS="AcroRead.mst"
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Save and close the ini.

Import your new package into SCCM, or whatever deployment method you have, and choose the setup.exe.