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MIS Systems Thread, Installation and upgrade change request re: Adobe Reader in Technical; Change Request: 1310-1220480 When running SIMSInst.exe it installs Adobe Reader with no option to deselect it. We use FoxIT PDF ...
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    Lightbulb Installation and upgrade change request re: Adobe Reader

    Change Request: 1310-1220480

    When running SIMSInst.exe it installs Adobe Reader with no option to deselect it. We use FoxIT PDF reader in school and have zero need for an extra install of an unwanted product. The installer SHOULD be checking the registry to see if there is software registered for the .pdf filetype, but instead it appears to be simply looking for Adobe Reader itself, and installs it if not present which smacks of lazy practices. SIMS is introducing new unwanted software to a production environment when this is completely avoidable.

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    Has anybody else found this, or is there a workaround to block the Adobe Reader install? Thanks.

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    When using SOLUS3, this shouldn't happen. We used to install SIMS using a script, rather than using the full installers when on SOLUS2.

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    I don't think it does happen when using SOLUS3, but there are occasions where a manual install is needed and it's from this that I want to block Adobe Reader

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    Your SIMSINST is out-of-date, the latest one has an option not to install Adobe Reader - after all, why would you want to Adobe "security void" Reader on your server?

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    Brilliant, I'll ask them for the new .iso files. Thanks

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