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Go2doug

Trying to deploy patched Adobe Acrobat

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I successfully created a GPO to push Acrobat 7.0. Now I would like to patch the MSI file so that the computers in the OU will get Acrobat 7.0.7, not just 7.0. This is proving to be very difficult, however.

I have the following folders set up on the Windows 2000 SP4 server:

\\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard\AcroStan.msi

\\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\7.0.5 Patch\Ac705StVP_efgj.msp

\\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\7.0.7 Patch\Acro707.msp

I tried running some commands that I found on other webpages but all they do is make a "Windows Installer" box appear containing some various switches and options that you can use. I tested the installation process at bootup and it's still not pushing v7.0.7.

This is a volume license installation using a volume license key; do I need volume license patches to go with it? If so, where could I get them?

Any ideas? Thanks for your help.

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I find that on my pc, I can't use

blahblah.msi /whateverswitch

and I have to do

msiexec /whateverswitch blahblah.msi /anotherswitch?

I am going to assume that %acrobat% is the location

msiexec /p %acrobat7.0.5patch%\Ac705StVP_efgj.msp /a %admin_installation%\AcroStan.msi

Then patch your patched Acrobat

msiexec /p %acrobat7.0.7patch\Acro707.msp /a %admin_installation%\AcroStan.msi

Make sure your installation is a server image!

Just in case...

msiexec /a %acrobat_original_installdir%\AcroStan.msi

I'm not too sure if you can make a server image on a standard version of Acrobat.

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Thanks for your suggestions. Unfortunately I'm still having the same error.

I have tried running the following commands, and all that happens is a "Windows Installer" box appears and then disappears when I hit OK (see attachment). Any ideas? Thanks.

msiexec /p E:\Acrobat7Standard\7.0.5 Patch\Ac705StVP_efgj.msp /a E:\Acrobat7Standard\Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard\AcroStan.msi

or

msiexec /p \\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\7.0.5 Patch\Ac705StVP_efgj.msp /a \\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard\AcroStan.msi

Make installation a "server image":

msiexec /a \\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\Acrobat 7.0 CD contents\AcroStan.msi

or

msiexec /a E:\Acrobat7Standard\Acrobat 7.0 CD contents\AcroStan.msi

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Try this....hope it helps...u can modify my example so that it achieves wht ure tryin 2do.

C:\707\Acro707.msp /a C:\AcroPro\AcroPro.msi /qb!

i ran this from the start>run

initially itried with msiexec and got the same window that u posted above. now it does nt

Eg

\\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\7.0.5 Patch\Ac705StVP_efgj.msp /a \\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard\AcroStan.msi

or

\\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\7.0.5 Patch\Ac705StVP_efgj.msp /a \\server_name\Acrobat7Standard\Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard\AcroStan.msi

Edited by gelome

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Gelome, you hooked me up!

I was able to finally achieve what I intended to do. I had to run these CLI commands on the server.

To update 7.0 MSI to 7.0.5:

E:\Acrobat7Standard\705Patch\Ac705StVP_efgj.msp /a E:\Acrobat7Standard\AdobeAcrobat70Standard\AcroStan.msi /qb!

7.0.5 to 7.0.7:

E:\Acrobat7Standard\707Patch\Acro707.msp /a E:\Acrobat7Standard\AdobeAcrobat70Standard\AcroStan.msi /qb!

No spaces and periods in UNC path! That fixed my problem.

After you update the MSI to 7.0.7, you must create a new transform file.

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