+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Educational Software Thread, Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 in Technical; I am currently having a problem installing acrobat reader 8 with group policy, i am able to deploy it to ...
  1. #1
    tomscaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    814
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    I am currently having a problem installing acrobat reader 8 with group policy, i am able to deploy it to my test machine it works all fine.

    The problem is that our teachers laptop are set to work offline, and when they go home, acrobat reader will not load as if it is trying to access something on our server or even the internet.

    I assume the problem is something on our server that it needs to access, because it does the same with version 7.

    has anyone else experienced this problem before, i have looked on the net and here but i have found no references to it.

    Tom

  2. #2
    hvadgama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    2
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    Try using the Adobe Customization Wizard 8 which is downloadable from Adobe see the URL below.

    For Acorbat reader 7 there used to be something called the Insall Shield Tuner which has been replaced now with this Cusomization wizard.

    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...jsp?ftpID=3564

    Hope this helps

    Hitendra

  3. #3
    tomscaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    814
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    i used the customization wizard to create the msi for deployment, and installed it. Adobe works fine when you are connected to the network. Even when you install it from the exe file manually, the same problem comes up once the users log offline.

  4. #4

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,580
    Thank Post
    723
    Thanked 1,684 Times in 1,499 Posts
    Rep Power
    432

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    Try this transform.

    Ben
    Attached Files Attached Files

  5. #5
    tomscaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    814
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    thanks i will try that im just wondering what the transform does.

  6. #6

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,580
    Thank Post
    723
    Thanked 1,684 Times in 1,499 Posts
    Rep Power
    432

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    It applies all the nice things suggested here: http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=915

    Just gets rid of autoupdater and stuff so some of these might be causing your problem?

    Ben

  7. #7
    contink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,791
    Thank Post
    303
    Thanked 327 Times in 233 Posts
    Rep Power
    118

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    Thanks for sharing that Ben,

    Made my day a lot easier

  8. #8

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,580
    Thank Post
    723
    Thanked 1,684 Times in 1,499 Posts
    Rep Power
    432

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    No probs glad to help.

    Ben

  9. #9
    tosca925's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    1,547
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    I have repackaged reader8.exe which found on the net. I have installed it from a command line interface and it install silently. I must admit i have only tried this on a couple of pc's and it seems to be fine. I am willing to let people have this but they must use it their own risk. As i mentioned i found it on a website and have not deployed it to the masses yet but you are welcome to est/try it if you wish.

    PM me if you would like to try it out.

  10. #10

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,580
    Thank Post
    723
    Thanked 1,684 Times in 1,499 Posts
    Rep Power
    432

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    Just follow the instructions on appdeploy to get hold of the msi and related files from your temp directory and then deploy that with my transform?

    Ben

  11. #11
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 45 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    Haven't looked into this one myself yet.... guess I'm gonna have to do that now

    *sighs*



    Nath.

  12. #12
    tomscaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    814
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

    i have been able to get this to install silently my problem is that teachers going offline, acrobat reader 7 and 8 bring up differnt errors. 7 says An Internal Error Occured, but it works fine as soon as i connect the network cable in and let it sychronise back to the network. i cant remember the error exactly but 8 says acroread.exe and a fatal error.

    it has to be something on the server it neads to run but i cant figure out what.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. sticky notes in adobe reader ?
    By mac_shinobi in forum Windows
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17th January 2007, 12:44 PM
  2. Adobe Reader 8
    By john in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 4th January 2007, 08:13 PM
  3. Adobe Acrobat 8
    By john in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12th October 2006, 09:55 PM
  4. Adobe Reader 7.0.x
    By tarquel in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th August 2005, 05:43 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •