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Um, it may be easier for all to just use the new AdbeRdr705_enu_full.exe file that Adobe has. It can install an up-to-date copy of 7.0.5 and interestingly can "update" existing installations. If, for example, you had 7.0.3 installed by using the 7.0 msi and the 3 updates, the new installer will remove all of those and put a plain 7.0.5 install. The standard /v/qn works just fine as a switch, however, it will reboot the computer if AR had already been installed. I haven't tested it, but I bet the standard Reboot=ReallySupress will work.

Going to test it right now, thx for the info

No switchless installers of this version yet?

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My switchless installer is working. I downloaded the full 7.0.5 version from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_adobe_acrobat_reader.html

Then I renamed it to adobe.exe and ran C:\adobe.exe /a

Then with the administrative install files I made the switchless and used adobe.msi /qb-! /norestart

Seems to work fine, although I don't know how to remove the adobe reader speed launch, does anyone know how? A special switch like with java maybe?

It would also be nice if I could remove the help files but it doesn't work when I do so I'm not sure how to do that either. :blink:

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OK I got it. Just downloaded the full 7.05 release. Installed it and grabbed the msi and the data1.cab out of the %programfiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files folder. Then I start the msi with the following cmd:

AdobeReader705.msi TRANSFORMS=AdobeReader70.mst /qb-! /norestart

The mst file of version 7.0 still works for me, so the Yahoo button and the license agreement are removed.

I'm just curious, what the "!" in the "/qb-!" switch means?

Here is the help from MSIEXEC.EXE (who starts the setup of a MSI) :

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]Install Options

</package | /i> <Product.msi>

Installs or configures a product

/a <Product.msi>

Administrative install - Installs a product on the network

/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]

Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user

</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>

Uninstalls the product

Display Options

/quiet

Quiet mode, no user interaction

/passive

Unattended mode - progress bar only

/q[n|b|r|f]

Sets user interface level

n - No UI

b - Basic UI

r - Reduced UI

f - Full UI (default)

/help

Help information

Restart Options

/norestart

Do not restart after the installation is complete

/promptrestart

Prompts the user for restart if necessary

/forcerestart

Always restart the computer after installation

Logging Options

/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>

i - Status messages

w - Nonfatal warnings

e - All error messages

a - Start up of actions

r - Action-specific records

u - User requests

c - Initial UI parameters

m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information

o - Out-of-disk-space messages

p - Terminal properties

v - Verbose output

x - Extra debugging information

+ - Append to existing log file

! - Flush each line to the log

* - Log all information, except for v and x options

/log <LogFile>

Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

Update Options

/update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]

Applies update(s)

/uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>

Remove update(s) for a product

Repair Options

/f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>

Repairs a product

p - only if file is missing

o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)

e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed

d - if file is missing or a different version is installed

c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value

a - forces all files to be reinstalled

u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)

m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)

s - all existing shortcuts (default)

v - runs from source and recaches local package

Setting Public Properties

[PROPERTY=PropertyValue]

Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the

command line syntax.

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My switchless installer is working. I downloaded the full 7.0.5 version from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_adobe_acrobat_reader.html

Then I renamed it to adobe.exe and ran C:\adobe.exe /a

Then with the administrative install files I made the switchless and used adobe.msi /qb-! /norestart

Seems to work fine, although I don't know how to remove the adobe reader speed launch, does anyone know how? A special switch like with java maybe?

It would also be nice if I could remove the help files but it doesn't work when I do so I'm not sure how to do that either.

Can we download yours somewhere?

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I would recommend to download Vid0's version. He did a much better job than me. :P

Adobe Reader 7.0.5 English Lite Unattended 6Mb uploaded here: http://rapidshare.de/files/6381465/AR705.exe.html

This version is without msvcr71.dll library file. This file is missed intentionally to reduce size of the installer. AR705.EXE will not work or even install on clean Windows XP. Why I removed this file? Because it's a very common DLL library and it is installed by other applications like Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 or K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.38. So you must install Adobe Reader Lite AFTER these applications on your Unattended CD.

And if you really need a version with msvcr71.dll inside, here it is:

http://rapidshare.de/files/6399413/AR705a.exe.html

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Wow.. this one was a pain. I found a Adobe KB article on this one.

http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/330817.html

The part that worked for me was:

msiexec /p Ac705RDP_efgj.msp REINSTALLMODE=omus REINSTALL=ALL /qn

They had a diffrent MSP file, but I changed it to the file I had and it worked with no UI (/qn switch).

Hope this helps someone. I'd install the 7.05 full, but I just finished installing the 7.00 and fixing the people who had the full blown so it would use the full version and not the reader.

Sean Dorsey

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Does anybody know if Adobe has released a "basic" version of 7.0.5 Reader, as opposed to the full 20 MB download? I really don't like the full version of Adobe Reader 7.0.5, and have tried to patch my prior administrative install of Adobe Reader 7.0.0 Basic without success.

On the other hand, if anybody has had any luck patching an administrative install with this patch...please share!

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what is silent switch for exe file?

imean i downloded adobe reader(AdbeRdr705_enu.exe) directly from its site.

and previous silent switch is not working on new release.

what to do?

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Has anyone a MST-file where is no link on desktop, no update and no-EULA-accept for deploying via group policy?

As an alternative, just do a quick .reg add during your unattended setup for those things. That's what I've setup.

Ran

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OK I got it. Just downloaded the full 7.05 release. Installed it and grabbed the msi and the data1.cab out of the %programfiles%\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files folder. Then I start the msi with the following cmd:

AdobeReader705.msi TRANSFORMS=AdobeReader70.mst /qb-! /norestart

The mst file of version 7.0 still works for me, so the Yahoo button and the license agreement are removed.

I'm just curious, what the "!" in the "/qb-!" switch means?

The ! disables the cancel button. The user can not see it.

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Has anyone a MST-file where is no link on desktop, no update and no-EULA-accept for deploying via group policy?

Hi, attached .mst file to no link to desktop, no update, no eula, no optimization, no sl.exe in startup folder, no ads and a bunch of other tweaks for v7.0.5.

If applying mst to fullfile.exe, make sure to pass the complete path of .mst

Can anyone help me disabling that pageunit display which keeps flashing at the bottom left corner every now and then when scrolling through document?

Ya I am quiet aware of individual page height and width but to flash it on every page just gets annoying. Thanks adobe.

I tried many possible combinations of reg tweaks without success.

8.5" x 11" grrr.

Adobe_Reader_7.0.5.zip

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