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    Defualt Adobe Reader

    Hi all,

    I'm hoping someone can save me some work. On our image both adobe reader 4 and 9 are installed (some old software installed it). Now when trying to open a pdf in IE it trys to open it with v4, when opening a locally saved pdf it opens in v9.

    Uninstalling both versions then installing v9 works, but I don't want to go round each machine and do this. I know I should have checked before rolling out the image and I have learnt from my mistake and will double check in future images. I also don't want to re-image all machines.

    Does anyone know if there is a registry setting that tells IE which program to open pdf files with? Or any other suggestions welcome.

    Thanks,

    Dan

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    You could try deploying Adobe Reader X, (which should reset PDF file associations) but also deleting the main Adobe Reader 4 exe file using a script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    You could try deploying Adobe Reader X, (which should reset PDF file associations) but also deleting the main Adobe Reader 4 exe file using a script.
    Hi,

    I've set the newest Adobe Reader to deploy, but I could not find a script to fully remove V4.

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    Realistically there's no easy way to remove Adobe Reader 4, other than deleting it. You could use a command like this:

    Code:
    @echo off
    RMDIR "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0" /S /Q
    Users should then be prompted to select a program to associate opening PDFs when clicking PDF files (which will probably appear blank).

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    If Adobe reader 4 was installed with a msi... you could use a script to do msiexec /uninstall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Realistically there's no easy way to remove Adobe Reader 4, other than deleting it.
    There is an easy way...

    Code:
    %SystemRoot%\ISUNINST.exe -f"%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\NT\Uninst.isu" -a -c"%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\NT\Uninst.dll"

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