Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Adobe Reader 9.1 .msi without

Found a way of creating an Adobe Reader 9.1 .msi that won't install Adobe

Here are the steps:

  1. Download the Adobe Reader 9.1 .exe installer from the Adobe FTP site

  2. Run this command:
    AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe -nos_o"Reader9" -nos_ne
    via the command line against the 9.1 installer to exact only the files and place them into a folder called Reader9 (very important see below)

  3. Using the Adobe Customization Wizard (available on the Adobe Enterprise Deployment site) configure a .mst using the .msi with the options you would like for the install

  4. Place the Reader9 folder (must be named that to not install Adobe to a shared location and either configure a group policy or script to run the .msi

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