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mazin

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Well, Teasy.

I thought, deeply, in your suggestions.

If you are unsure about what plugins you may need, or wether you should need to use some deleted plugins, then you need the following solution.

Append these lines to your batch file:

ECHO.

ECHO Moving Adobe Plugins to Optional folder

ren "%systemdrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\Optional" Optional1

ren "%systemdrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins" Optional

ren "%systemdrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\Optional1" plug_ins

move "%systemdrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\README.TXT" "%systemdrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\Optional\"

ECHO.

As you can see, Plugins inside "plug_ins" folder are not actually moved, but they really moved!

No fear! If you do this trick, Adobe will open and behave correctly.

If you want to ask "Why did you ignore the idea of plug_insBAK?", the answer is "Open README.TXT inside the Optional folder and you'll find the answer!".

I hope you're satisfied with this solution.

Within few days, there will be some additional customizations for Adobe Reader.

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Adobe Reader - a tale of a plugin

When you open Adobe Reader, you find a colorful rectangular box on the right of toolbar.

This box displays 8 messages, one at a time. If you are connected to the Internet, it should direct your browser to one of 8 URLs depending on what message is displayed when you click it.

This box is known as the Adverts and it's not a plugin since it has no API.

These are the 8 messages along with their URLs:

Message: Do more with Adobe PDF

URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/messaging/more.html

Message: Create documents anyone can open

URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat

Message: View Adobe PDF files while you're on the road

URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/messaging/mobile.html

Message: Search Adobe PDF files

URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/messaging/search.html

Message: Simplify your review cycles

URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/mess...g/simplify.html

Message: Easily share digital photos

URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/messaging/photos.html

Message: Use electronic forms instead of paper

URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/messaging/forms.html

Message: Simplify your communications!

URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/messaging/pdf.html

The source of this box with its messages and URLs is a PDF file called "RdrMsgENU.pdf". This file is located in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\Messages\ENU\

Now, you may say: "I should delete this file, so I get rid of that useless box.".

Yes, deleting this file should eliminate the box. But, instead of the rectangular box, you'll have a rectangular hole in the toolbar!

This is what was, exactly, done by a stupid MST file distributed somewhere on the Internet.

This is, also, what will happen if you expand: AR6.msi --> Acrobat Reader --> Reader Message Files, in WinINSTALL, then choose "Not Available".

Then, any of the three solutions should leave you with a rectangular hole in the toolbar.

Here is the solution; no Adverts and no space in the toolbar:

In WinINSTALL, highlight AR6.msi, highlight the Registry title.
Expand tree: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\6.0
Right-click "6.0", then add a new key "AdsInReader".
Right-click "AdsInReader", then add this new value:

Value=bShowAds
Type=REG_DWORD
Data=0

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hi mazin

thank you for the great work you do ... the hint with the ads frame is great

your workaround with the renaming of the directories looks good, but as we use novell zenworks for software deployment, i am a litte bit handycapped with such tricks

i have two possibilities ... either making a complete "snapshot" of the installation of adobe reader (where i can place the files where i want) - works good, but sometimes we have problems with the browser plugins and internet explorer

or i use the msi installer feature of adobe reader ... but i can only work with msi-only or with msi and mst file ... and if i don't want to loose the repair option of the msi, i can't use a batch file for the deployment

well ... if i can't change the target path of (a) specific file(s) in the msi or with a mst, it is much easier for me to delete the "unneeded" files in the msi and install with it

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Teasy

I'm sorry if that solution can't help. The problem is that you want both: plugins and no plugins.

However, I'm working on some enhancements for the plugins issue. When I finish, it may be useful to you. Keep visiting.

Stay tuned.

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Adobe Reader - Plugins List

Within a few days, I'm going to write a new post on how to delete plugins from AR6.msi and their related files from Data1.cab! Untill that time, you can have a look at Adobe plugins installed on your PC, so you can decide what to delete. Information displayed here are obtained from: Help --> About Adobe Plug-Ins..., and Help --> System Info...

1- Acrobat Accessibility

File name: Accessibility.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\Accessibility.api

Description

-------------

Acrobat Accessibility plug-in allows assistive technology such as screen readers to interact with Acrobat.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: Acroform, EScript, PDDom

Plug-ins required for full functionality: MakeAccessible

2- Acrobat PDDom

File name: PDDom.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\PDDom.api

Description

-------------

Structure and content toolkit used for accessibility and content re-purposing.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for full functionality: MakeAccessible, AcroForm

3- Acrobat Public-Key Security

File name: PPKLite.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\PPKLite.api

Description

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Acrobat Public-Key Security plug-in provides public-key signing and encryption services. The plug-in includes generic services that can be used by all public-key security handlers (plug-ins). The plug-in also includes two public-key security handler implementations from Adobe Systems Inc: integration with Microsoft Windows certificate and cryptographic services (MSCAPI, Windows only); direct support for industry standard PKCS#12, password-protected private key storage files (Default Certificate Security). Check the Adobe web site to find public-key security handlers from other security product vendors.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: DigSig, AcroForm, EScript

Plug-ins required for full functionality: LegalPDF, Checkers, SendMail, WebLink, Updater, EFS

4- Adobe DRM

File name: eBook.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\eBook.api

Description

-------------

Adobe DRM plug-in provides features for obtaining and reading documents protected with Adobe

DRM technology.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: None

Plug-ins required for full functionality: Comments, EFS, Weblink, SendMail, Make Accessible

5- Acrobat Comments

File name: Annots.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\Annotations\Annots.api

Description

-------------

Acrobat Comments plug-in allows users to markup online and offline documents using Acrobat.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: EScript, Acroform, Internet Access, and Weblink

Plug-ins required for full functionality: SendMail and Multimedia

6- Digital Signature

File name: DigSig.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\DigSig.api

Description

-------------

Digital Signature plug-in (DigSig) provides a generic PDF file digital-signing service. Signing plug-ins can register with this plug-in to provide specific signing implementations (e.g. public-key digital signatures, or biometric signatures). Acrobat includes the PPKLite security plug-in which provides public-key digital signature capability. Check the Adobe web site to find signature handlers from other security product vendors.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: AcroForm, EScript

Plug-ins required for full functionality: LegalPDF, Checkers, SendMail, WebLink, Updater, EFS, PPKLite

7- ECMAScript

File name: EScript.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\EScript.api

Description

-------------

Adobe EScript Plug-In allows PDF documents to take advantage of JavaScript. See the Acrobat JavaScript Object Specification (AcroJS.pdf) for more details. This document can be accessed through Adobe's web site.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: None

Plug-ins required for full functionality: EFS, Movie, Search,SendMail, Spelling, Weblink, and Web Capture

8- External Window Handler

File name: EWH32.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\EWH32.api

Description

-------------

Acrobat Browser Manager plug-in allows users to view PDF files in their web browser.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: Netscape, ActiveX

9- Acrobat Forms

File name: AcroForm.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\AcroForm.api

Description

-------------

Acrobat Forms plug-in allows users to work with electronic forms using Acrobat.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: EScript

Plug-ins required for full functionality: WebLink, IA32, WebPDF, SendMail, Spelling, DigSig

10- Acrobat Highlight Server

File name: HLS.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\HLS.api

Description

-------------

Acrobat Highlight Server plug-in allows users to see search highlights from web searches in PDF files in their web browser.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: EWH

11- Adobe Image Viewer

File name: ImageViewer.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\ImageViewer\ImageViewer.API

Description

-------------

Adobe Image Viewer Plugin allows users to view multimedia slideshows.

Dependencies

--------------

None

12- Internet Access

File name: IA32.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\IA32.api

Description

-------------

This plug-ins provides Internet Access for Acrobat.

Dependencies

--------------

None

13- Make Accessible

File name: MakeAccessible.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\MakeAccessible.api

Description

-------------

Converts untagged PDF to tagged Adobe PDF. Tagged PDF can be read by a screen reader. In addition, tagged Adobe PDF can be reflowed with the new reflow feature in Acrobat 5 as well as saved into RTF (Rich Text Format) format. For more information on creating accessible PDF refer to http://access.adobe.com

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: None

Plug-ins required for full functionality: Spelling

14- Adobe Multimedia

File name: Multimedia.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\Multimedia\Multimedia.api

Description

-------------

Adobe Multimedia plug-in allows users to author and play back multimedia content such as movies and sounds.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: AcroForm, Comments, Checkers, EFS, Escript, and WebLink

Plug-ins required for full functionality: AcroForm, Comments, Checkers, EFS, Escript, and WebLink

15- Adobe Picture Tasks

File name: PictureTasks.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\PictureTasks\PictureTasks.api

Description

-------------

Adobe Picture Tasks plug-in allows users to export, edit, and print digital pictures from Adobe PDF files.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins requires for loading: Escript, IA32, Soap, and Weblink

Plug-ins requires for full functionality: None

16- Reflow

File name: reflow.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\reflow.api

Description

-------------

Reflows the contents of a page to fit the width of the window.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: None

Plug-ins required for full functionality: None

17- SaveAsRTF

File name: SaveAsRTF.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\SaveAsRTF.api

Description

-------------

Filter for saving PDF text and images as Rich Text Format.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: PDDom

Plug-ins required for full functionality: MakeAccessible, ImageConversion, EScript

18- Search

File name: Search.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\Search.api

Description

-------------

Search plug-in serves as a backend for providing search services. It also loads indexes for special documents that contain the AutoIndex key.

Dependencies

--------------

None

19- Search5

File name: Search5.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\Search5.api

Description

-------------

Search5 plug-in serves as a backend for providing services to search indexes created by earlier versions of Catalog.

Dependencies

--------------

Search.api

20- Acrobat SendMail

File name: SendMail.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\SendMail.api

Description

-------------

Acrobat SendMail plug-in adds a toolbar button to enable sending the current document as an attachment from the specified email client.

Dependencies

--------------

External : Email client installed on user machine

21- SOAP

File name: Soap.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\Soap.api

Description

-------------

SOAP plugin allows connectivity to Web Services through the SOAP Protocol.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: Escript and EFS

Plug-ins required for full functionality: None

22- Updater

File name: Updater.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\Updater.api

Description

-------------

Updater plug-in manages the list of updates that are available for the Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat products.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: EScript, IA32, SOAP, WebLink

23- Acrobat Weblink

File name: weblink.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\weblink.api

Description

-------------

Acrobat Weblink plug-in allows users to link to web pages from PDF files.

Dependencies

--------------

EScript

24- XFA

File name: XFA.api

Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\XFA.api

Description

-------------

XML Forms Architecture (XFA) extensions to Acrobat Forms.

Dependencies

--------------

Plug-ins required for loading: AcroForm, EScript, DigSig

Plug-ins required for full functionality: Annots

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Adobe Reader 6.0 - The Slim Boy

If we want Adobe Reader for only reading and printing PDFs, then we can get rid of so many plugins and files. The following plan is tested and led to error-free installation.

I suggest you do it all as mentioned below; at least, one time in your life, then see the results. Again, I applied this plan, installed Adobe Reader, ran it successfully, and had no errors of any type.

After you finish this plan, you should have deleted 173 files and kept 33 files only!

After installation, Adobe Reader should occupy 15.7 MB on your hard disk instead of 40.2 MB!

I suggest you apply this plan without deleting files from Data1.cab at this time, untill you see the results. However, the original cab (206 files) =22.7 MB, and the new one (33 files)=9.53 MB. A list of files needed is in the attached rar (7 kb).

Your feedback and suggestions are welcomed. You don't need to be reminded: "Keep a backup of your originals".

the first group - Acrobat Reader Program Files

Highlight the "General" title.

Expand: AR6.msi --> Acrobat Reader --> Acrobat Reader Program Files

Delete Feature: Reader Online Documentation

Delete cab files:

addfile.gif

areatool.gif

attach.gif

bkgrnd_art.gif

crossouttxt.gif

distance.gif

eBook01.html

eBook02.html

eBook04.html

eBook08.html

eBook09.html

eBook.html

ebookonline.gif

handtool.gif

highlighter.gif

HowTo02.html

HowTo03.html

HowTo04.html

HowTo11.html

HowTo15.html

HowTo21.html

HowTo.html

layerisvisible.gif

listview.gif

measure_loop.gif

notes.gif

perimeter.gif

readebook.gif

Review05.html

Review06.html

Review08.html

Review09.html

Review16.html

Review18.html

Review19.html

Review.html

selecttext.gif

Sign02.html

Sign05.html

Sign06.html

Sign08.html

Sign10.html

Sign11.html

Sign.html

snapshot.gif

thumbnailview.gif

tip.gif

underlinetxt.gif

Delete Feature: New Feature 127

Delete cab files: No files to delete

Delete Feature: Reader ActiveX

Delete cab files:

AcroIEHelper.dll

pdf.ocx

pdf.tlb

Delete Feature: New Feature 42

Delete cab files: Annots.api

Delete Feature: New Feature 40

Delete cab files: ENUtxt.pdf

Do not delete this Feature: New Feature 47

Do not delete this cab file: Reader.pdf

Delete Feature: New Feature 52

Delete cab files:

Flash.mpp

MCIMPP.mpp

media.js

Multimedia.api

QuickTime.mpp

Real.mpp

WindowsMedia.mpp

After deleting "New Feature 46", add these two values to the "Originals" key at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\6.0\Originals

Value=bBrowserCheck

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0

Value=bBrowserIntegration

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0

Delete Feature: New Feature 46

Delete cab files: nppdf32.dll

Delete Feature: New Feature 44

Delete cab files: README.TXT

Delete Feature: New Feature 43

Delete cab files:

AcroForm.api

AcroSign.prc

DigSig.api

EScript.api

EWH32.api

HLS.api

IA32.api

PPKLite.api

Search.api

SendMail.api

Soap.api

weblink.api

Before deleting "New Feature 87", press "Conditions" tab on the right window, then delete [DISABLE_PRINTME=YES].

A successful approach to have an error-free installation is to delete a feature condition before deleting the feature itself.

After deleting "New Feature 87", go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\PrintMe, and make sure the "PrintMe" key is deleted.

Delete Feature: New Feature 87

Delete cab files:

ConsoleApp.exe

PMAdobeIndex.url

printme.api

Before you delete "New Feature 48", highlight AR6.msi, go to: Summary --> Support Information --> Helpfile URL --> delete "[iNSTALLDIR]Readme.htm"

Delete Feature: New Feature 48

Delete cab files: ReadMe.htm

Delete Feature: New Feature 107

Delete cab files: No files to delete

Delete Feature: New Feature 108

Delete cab files: No files to delete

Delete Feature: New Feature 45

Delete cab files:

Dynamic.pdf

SignHere.pdf

StandardBusiness.pdf

Words.pdf

Delete Feature: Reader XFA Plugin

Delete cab files: XFA.api

In an earlier post, we added a registry key with some values to this tree:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\6.0\Updater

Delete the key "Updater" from the tree as long as you delete its feature.

Delete Feature: Updater

Delete cab files:

acroaum.exe

AdobeUpdateManager.exe

bootstrap.js

esdupdate.dll

Updater.api

Delete Component: {F93D0124-0C9E-412D-AD66-6CF6C9867635}

Delete cab files:

aform.js

Annots.js

Delete Component: {9C0EA1F8-C111-4AC4-81F6-4F9C238CBAE0}

Delete cab files: Acrofx32.dll

Delete Component: {072CB144-35FF-430C-9430-068143620C3E}

Delete cab files:

cos2xfdf.xml

xfdf2cos.xml

the second group - Search and Index

Highlight the "General" title.

Expand: AR6.msi --> Acrobat Reader

Before deleting this feature, press "Conditions" tab on the right window, then delete the four conditions listed there.

Delete Feature: Search and Index

Delete cab files:

acro20.lng

Onix32.dll

Search5.api

VDK10.CMP

VDK10.LIC

Vdk10.lng

VDK10.RSD

Vdk10.rst

VDK10.STC

VDK10.STD

VDK10.STP

VDK10.SYD

VDK10.SYX

VDK10.THD

vdk150.dll

the third group - New Feature 56

Highlight the "General" title.

Expand: AR6.msi --> Acrobat Reader

Delete Feature: New Feature 56

Delete cab files:

A4_35.pdf

A4_46.pdf

A4_57.pdf

A4_810.pdf

A4_fit.pdf

A4_indx.pdf

A4_wal.pdf

AXEParser.dll

B5_35.pdf

B5_46.pdf

B5_57.pdf

B5_fit.pdf

B5_indx.pdf

B5_wal.pdf

description.xml

edit.gif

export.gif

howto.gif

japanesepostcard_35.pdf

japanesepostcard_fit.pdf

japanesepostcard_indx.pdf

japanesepostcard_wal.pdf

legal_35.pdf

legal_46.pdf

legal_57.pdf

legal_810.pdf

legal_fit.pdf

legal_indx.pdf

legal_wal.pdf

letter_35.pdf

letter_46.pdf

letter_57.pdf

letter_810.pdf

letter_fit.pdf

letter_indx.pdf

letter_wal.pdf

manifest.xml

OnlineServices.dll

onlineservices.zdt

orderprints.gif

orderproj.gif

PictureTasks.api

picturetasks_ENU.html

print.gif

tabloid_35.pdf

tabloid_46.pdf

tabloid_57.pdf

tabloid_810.pdf

tabloid_fit.pdf

tabloid_indx.pdf

tabloid_wal.pdf

Terms of Use.txt

the fourth group - Reader Message Files

Highlight the "General" title.

Expand: AR6.msi --> Acrobat Reader

As I said in an earlier post, this feature represents the Adverts box (ads frame). If you delete this feature, you'll have a rectangular hole in the toolbar. Instead, you can add a registry key with a certain value to prevent it from loading. However, if you want to delete it, these are the details:

Do not delete this Feature: Reader Message Files

Do not delete this cab file: RdrMsgENU.pdf

the fifth group - Image Viewer Plugin

Highlight the "General" title.

Expand: AR6.msi --> Acrobat Reader

Delete Feature: Image Viewer Plugin

Delete cab files:

ImageViewer.API

SVGCore.DLL

svgrsrc.dll

SVGViewer.dict

the sixth group - eBook (This is left unnamed!)

Highlight the "General" title.

Expand: AR6.msi --> Acrobat Reader

Before deleting this feature, press "Conditions" tab on the right window, then delete the condition [DISABLE_EBOOK=YES].

Delete Feature: Unnamed Feature

Delete cab files:

eBook.api

edb1drv.dll

edb500x.dll

GbDetect.dll

the seventh group - Accessibility

Highlight the "General" title.

Expand: AR6.msi --> Acrobat Reader --> Accessibility

Delete Component: {748BB595-7B9F-4311-8AE0-041BF6FDF392}

Delete cab files: Accessibility.api

Delete Component: {3F3BDF7F-02D3-4B9E-8A97-160F3A654C50}

Delete cab files: MakeAccessible.api

Delete Component: {FCD1B367-1D6B-49E9-A7F5-AA59F9D39346}

Delete cab files: PDDom.api

Do not delete this Component: {AFB238C7-E9CE-4871-9375-9D6F4BC5ED8D}

Do not delete this cab file: reflow.api

Delete Component: {989FC69F-D6B2-465F-BF71-67EF0AB6F4FD}

Delete cab files: SaveAsRTF.api

As you can see, the Accessibility feature is kept. Four components under it are deleted, and one is kept.

the eighth group - New Feature 13

Highlight the "General" title.

Expand: AR6.msi --> Reader Registry Integration

Delete Feature: New Feature 13

Delete cab files:

License.rtf

On page 2 in this thread, we created two keys and values related to the "EULA". Create them, now, if you haven't already done so.

Also, there was a value for the splash screen "bDisplayAboutDialog". You can create it, now, if you haven't already done so.

AR6_files.rar

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Fifth Example

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Norton AntiVirus Pro 2004

Import SYMLT.MSI, PARENT.MSI, and NAV.MSI; one at a time. They're read-only files, so eliminate this property before or after importing to allow for saving.

Those MSIs are found inside a subfolder named "NAV" in your orginal installation folder of NAVPro2004.

For each, type the exact file name as a description, i.e., SYMLT, PARENT, and NAV.

Also, do not check the box "Copy Package Source Files". Although I checked that box to learn what files are needed by those three MSIs, I'm telling you not to check it because you will spend time re-organizing files to their corresponding folders again.

So, save your time and go to the link provided at the end of this post to learn what files to delete, if you wish.

SYMLT - Integrate your CD Install Key

Highlight both "SYMLT.MSI" and "General" title.

Go to "InstallModes" tab, then check the box "Show basic user...".

Go to "Advanced" tab --> Sequence --> Install --> Execute, then delete the action "ScheduleReboot".

Exapnd tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\CCPD-LC\KStore

Right-click "KStore", then add a new key "00000082".

Right-click "00000082", then add a new key "00000002".

Right-click "00000002", then add a new key "00000002". (Yes, two keys with the same name)

Right-click "00000002" (the last one), then add this new value:

value=Key

Type=REG_SZ

Data=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Your key is entered without dashes.

PARENT - Nothing special

Remove "ScheduleReboot" the same way as mentioned above.

Check the box "Show basic user..." the same way as mentioned above.

NAV - Remove NAV link from Explorer toolbar

Remove "SetReboot" the same way as mentioned above; different action name but the same procedure.

Check the box "Show basic user..." the same way as mentioned above.

Expand tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

If you don't want NAV link in Explorer toolbar, delete the key "Toolbar", then delete the key "Internet Explorer".

If you highlight the "Shortcut" title, you'll find six shortcuts. The last one is "Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional" of "[iNSTALLDIR]BootWarn.exe", and it's placed on your desktop.

If you delete it from here, it'll be created by another means after restarting your PC! So, deleting it makes no difference.

The other five can be deleted if you don't want a shortcut folder in Start menu.

NAV silent installation link: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=15884&st=70

Start with the post titled: NAV Pro 2004: The Final Battle!

Of course, you won't need the reg file nor its string in the batch. Also, you won't need the string related to NAV link in toolbar.

In brief, you'll need this: start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\NAV2004\NAVSETUP.exe /qb

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@Mazin

Hi

Could you help me with Acdsee603 plz?!

I have a moded acdsee.msi and all works "fine", but I would like to remove:

1. only to install Acdsee, without Fotocanvas and Fotoslate.

2.install without archive plug-ins and Device detector.

"fine" because its not silent, its only reged.

Gui starts and I have to ...next bla bla...next...

So is it posiblle to remove all this and make it full silent?

thx

Djus :)

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@Mazin

Hi

I would like to install Acdsee603 without Fotocanvas and Fotoslate.

Also without device detector and Archive plug-in (zip,rar)

I have a moded Acdsee.msi :)

thx

Djus

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Djus

I've got ACDSee 6.0.3, and I'll check this.

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I'm trying to use WinInstall LE to slim down the MSXML 4.0 SP2 install package by removing the SDK portion. However, I've noticed that the MSI's file size doesn't change even after removing the offending sections (the file count in the MSI does decrease like it's supposed to). It's like the references to the file are removed but not the files themselves.

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RyanVM

Yes, references only are deleted from the MSI, either it's compressed or not.

Compressed means: both MSI and installation files are packed into one MSI.

But if your MSI is accompanied by other files, like cab or plain folders or any, then it's said to be uncompressed. In this case, you can delete unnecessary files from the cab or other folders after deleting their references from the MSI. This way, your entire package gets decreased.

This is what I did to Adobe Reader 6.0 - The Slim Boy!

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For ACDSee PowerPack 6.0.3, nothing is different from ACDSee 6.0.2 guide on page 1.

To run it unattended:

On the "Install Modes" tab, check the box "Show basic user interface only (simple progress and error handling)".

To suppress reboot:

Click "Advanced" tab, then "Sequence", "Install", then "Execute". Highlight the action "ScheduleReboot", then delete it!

To disable installing Archive Plug-ins:

Expand "ACDSee.msi", highlight "Archive Plug-ins", then choose "Not Available". This disables installing ALL archive plug-ins.

But, if you want to disable only some of them, then expand "Archive Plug-ins", too. Then, highlight the plug-in you don't want installed, and choose "Not Available" for it.

To disable installing ACD Device Detector:

Highlight "ACD Device Detector", then choose "Not Available".

When disabling a feature, do not worry about its registry keys or its shortcuts, as they will be disabled, too, unless a registry key is for serial numbers.

To disable installing ACD FotoCanvas 3.0:

Highlight "ACD FotoCanvas 3.0", then choose "Not Available".

Still, you need to enter the "LicenseNumber" for "ACD FotoCanvas 3.0" if you need no problems at installation time.

Your LicenseNumber should be in this format: ###-###-###-###-###-###

You insert it here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ACD Systems\FotoCanvas\30 --> LicenseNumber

To disable installing ACD FotoSlate 3.0:

Highlight "ACD FotoSlate 3.0", then choose "Not Available".

Still, you need to enter the "LicenseNumber" for "ACD FotoSlate 3.0". It's the same one above.

You insert it here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ACD Systems\FotoSlate\30 --> LicenseNumber

To register ACDSee:

Enter your "LicenseNumber" here, as above:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ACD Systems\61 --> LicenseNumber

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ACD Systems\ACDSee\60 --> LicenseNumber

For shortcuts, all disabled items won't have any, neither on your desktop nor in Start menu.

The only shortcut on your desktop is for ACDSee. You can delete it under the "Shortcuts" title.

There's also a shortcut for ACDSee in your Start menu. It can be deleted under the "Shortcuts" title, too, if you wish.

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RyanVM

Yes, references only are deleted from the MSI, either it's compressed or not.

Compressed means: both MSI and installation files are packed into one MSI.

But if your MSI is accompanied by other files, like cab or plain folders or any, then it's said to be uncompressed. In this case, you can delete unnecessary files from the cab or other folders after deleting their references from the MSI. This way, your entire package gets decreased.

This is what I did to Adobe Reader 6.0 - The Slim Boy!

How do I extract the files from the MSI file so I can change/delete them?

Basically, I want to delete the unneeded SDK files and add an updated msxml4.dll from a hotfix. Is there a way I can get access to the CAB contained within the MSI file?

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