Adobe Reader XI
Hi everyone. I recently applied to distribute Adobe's Software via network deployment. I have downloaded the Reader software, extracted the MSI into a new folder and Customized it using the Customization Wizard. It creates a new folder with "AcroRead.msi", "AdbeRdrUpd11004.msp", and "setup.exe" On a local deploy if I double click the "setup.exe" it installs without any issues. I just cannot for the life of me figure out how to deploy it through the K1000. Any suggestions would be greatfully appreciated. Thanks!
What you need to do is the following: if you used Adobe's customization wizard, it will also have created a setup.ini file along the three files you mentioned. Edit this ini file so that the [Product] section contains the following:
CmdLine=TRANSFORMS="yourtransform.mst" (change to whatever your transform is called)
This also allows you to add some extra customizations to the MSI in your transform using standard MSI technology.
After that, all you need to do is run the setup.exe with parameters /sAll /rs and voilà, you've got yourself a silent rollout. Since I'm not working with KACE I wouldn't know how to pass parameters to an executable, but since this is pretty standard stuff in any deployment tool I'm confident you'll know how to get this done with both your eyes closed.
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