Deploy Adobe Reader 11.0.10 with SCCM 2012 R2

Howto install Adobe Reader 11.0.10 using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 R2

Run the following to extract the msi :

AdbeRdr11010_en_US -nos_ne

This will extract the contents to : C:\ProgramData\Abobe\Setup

Create an admin install :

msiexec /a AcroRead.msi

When prompted enter a location to save the files e.g. : C:\AdobeReader\

Apply the update patch to the admin install :

msiexec /p C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Setup\AdbeRdrUpd11010.msp /a C:\AdobeReader\AcroRead.msi

Open the Adobe Customization Tool, open the AcroRead.msi file in C:\AdobeReader\ – make some changes e.g :

  • Disable Auto Update
  • Automically accept the EULA
  • Remove Shortcuts

Use the transform menu to generate a transform file and save it e.g : C:\AdobeReader\Install.mst

Copy the files to your SCCM package source, create and application and install using the transform!


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