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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Adobe Acrobat Reader MSI in Technical; Im having a few problems with the Acrobat Reader MSI. I set it up before summer at one of my ...
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    Adobe Acrobat Reader MSI

    Im having a few problems with the Acrobat Reader MSI. I set it up before summer at one of my schools, ran a test on 3 machines in the server room and it worked fine so i shipped it out to the whole school. Ive now come in for my first visit after summer to find all the machines taking an hours + to load the login screen with "installing Adobe Read" on the screen. And when they finnaly do let you login in Acrobat Reader isnt instaled.

    Anyone know how to sort this out?

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    Ive just run plugins Plus on a machine and Acrobat reader wasnt installed

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    What does the event viewer say about the installation?

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    Could Not be Installed Error Code 1651

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    Hrm, google's seen it before with Adobe.

    Adobe Forums: 8.1 upgrade bug with Acrobat...

    Did you make the msi yourself or use the adobe one and an mst?

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    Im using the adobe one.

    Right i think ive fixed the MSI, the machines will boot near instalnyl again, but dont have it installed, is this because in theory AD thinks that they have it installed? how do i force an MSI Re-Install?

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    You can redeploy it from within the GPO.

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    Ive performed a redeploy (right click -> All Tasks -> Redeploy) on the MSI but none of the machines are re-installing it, ive done a couple of GPO Updates

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    Probably going to be easier to bin that policy and make a new one to deploy the new changed MSI.

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    We had this problem upgrading from 8-9. If the installer has trouble removing 8, it will just bail out and allow the user to logon.

    Next time the machine fires up it attempts another uninstall, but again makes no progress.

    We dumped Adobe9 as it wasnt too happy with roaming profiles, rolled back to 8.1.4 i think.

    Simon

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    ive started to ditch acrobat reader in favor of foxit it just works, loads quicker etc

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    Where can I download the adobe reader 8.1.4 msi?

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    Best MSI methods I've found are here...

    Deploying Adobe Reader 9 for Windows

    Disables all the other crap Adobe tries to install

    There's a page for 8.x as well

    Deploying Adobe Reader 8.x

    You'll need to apply for the distribution license to get the MSI officially, although the links to the download page are floating around the interwebs if you go Googling

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    Thanks. The school uses foxit here and Iím only installing acrobat because the school has bought the online Renaissance Learning software and it will not run without acrobat installed.

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    Adobe Reader 8.1.x

    Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions

    Choose your OS and 8.1.3 is a downloadable option.

    Simon

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