Deploying Adobe Reader DC with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and File Associations
05/05/2016 6311 views
I'm trying to deploy Adobe Acrobat Reader DC with SCCM 2012 R2 and I am having a difficult time with respect to file associations.
I have tried deploying using both the setup.exe and the msi file as an application.
On both a Windows 10 machine and a Windows 7 machine Reader deploys to the machine without issue and even appears to use the custom transform file that I created with the Adobe Customization Wizard. However, I can't get it to take over as the default application for pdf files.
With multiple test deployments on the same machines the results are never consistent.
What I experience is, Reader deploys fine (installs), sometimes it takes the file association but either leaves the icons for pdf files white or with the icon of the application previously set as the default. Double-clicking on the files opens them in Reader, after a reboot, the icon changes to Reader.
Other times (most of the time) the file association is left to the previous application or not taken over at all if there was no association to begin with. For example Microsoft Edge or just a blank icon because there was never an app associated.
And a few times, opening Reader fater the deployment would prompt me to make it the default. This works but is annoying and either way, the results are not consistent.
How are people deploying Reader DC with SCCM, with details, and having it handle taking over as the default application? At the moment it seems to me that I would have to deploy a script after the software installs to force it.
Any help would be appreciated.