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    Adobe reader distribution

    Morning guys.

    What is the easiest way of distributing Adobe reader across the school? How can I get the MSI for it? I registered for distribution with Adobe but it still seems so complicated how to do it. I've got a manual which is like 200 pages.

    How do you guys deploy it?

    Thanks

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    download the exe from the website
    download adobe customization wizard
    extract acrobat.exe with something like 7zip so you have an msi
    use adobe customization wizard to set it up how you want and save an mst
    use groiup policy to deploy it

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    A guide that I made a while back on the matter - Deploying Adobe Reader 11 to the Enterprise via GPO | my world of IT

    A few hoops to jump through but its a pretty nice process once you think about it

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    Wow. It looks very promising A much better guide than the Adobe's. Thanks so much!

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    Thanks james. It worked. Easy guide. Thanks a lot

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    Easy answer is don't use adobe reader, we are moving to foxit PDF reader, lighter, and they supply GPOs for you to customise it.

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    doesnt Chrome have built in pdf now?

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    Quite true chrome has it built in

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    Anyone use SCCM for deploying third party programs / updates? My problem is the number of version they release and trying to keep ontop reader, flash, java etc

    I looked at trying to use WSUS to update custom updates but got stumped on the certificate bit.

    Also do you guys let reader / flash auto update?

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    You can use scup for reader and flash. I haven't had a proper look yet. Java you can keep up to date with. Somewhere oracle have a timetable of scheduled dates. You just need to give it a week after its been released. Test it with this ngs you use that need it.

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