04/12/2012 7025 views


I would like to install Adobe version 9.5 over our network via GPO. However I have only done this with an MSI and only have an .exe from Adobe.


I am open to suggestions.


Also curious to see if there is a way to uninstall any other version of Adobe that is not 9.x



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I believe that the Enterprise copy is already an MSI. Adobe have used various names to refer to this ("for IT professionals", etc.) There may be a link on ITNinja pointing to it somewhere.

Answered 04/14/2012 by: VBScab
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If you just want the msi then run the .exe with the qualifier  -nos_ne

But it's better to register with Adobe to deploy Acrobat within your organisation and they will send you a link where you can get the msi. Download the Adobe Customisation Wizard which allows you to build an mst. The wizard lets you set the options within the product such as accepting the EULA, if users may get updates from the web, s/cuts and menu items etc.

To register go to http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/reader/distribution.html 

Answered 04/16/2012 by: olditguy
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You can use AppDeploy Repackager - http://www.kace.com/products/freetools/appdeploy-repackager which will create a .msi. 

If you install the previous version with GPO, then removing the computers from the group linked to this GPO will remove the installation. 

Answered 04/14/2012 by: Aaron Cool
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  • I would vehemently advise against repackaging the Adobe Reader installers. as Ian said, they should already be available in MSI format, and this should be the starting point.

See if you can extract the .exe using WinRAR and seeing if an MSI happens to pop out..?

(if this works post folder structure and details)

Answered 07/31/2012 by: trancendence
Second Degree Black Belt