How to Create an Adobe Acrobat / Reader Installer Package Which is Up to Date + Includes Your Custom Configurations

How to Create an Adobe Acrobat / Reader Installer Package Which is Up to Date + Includes Your Custom Configurations

Adobe usually releases an MSI for a major product installation, then MSP files to update it.  This guide will show you how to integrate the updates into the installation files as well as be able to have all settings of Acrobat preconfigured upon installation or deployment.

Steps

  1. Download the following into a temp folder. (Example: C:\AcroSlip)
  • Adobe Acrobat Installation Files (MSI)
  • Adobe Customization Wizard
  • Latest .MSP Update for Acrobat
  1. Create a temporary folder on the root of a drive (Example: C:\AcroUpdate)
  1. Open command prompt as admin and go to C:\Acroslip
  1. Do an admin install of latest MSI you have downloaded from

     msiexec /a AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi

When asked to select a path, choose the path created in step 2.

  1. Patch the admin install you just created.

     msiexec /a C:\AcroUpdate\AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi /p AcrobatUpd1013.msp

  1. In the root of C:\AcroUpdate,check for a setup.ini file.  If it does not exist, create one in Notepad per instructions at the end of this document
  1. Install and run the Adobe Customization Wizard X and open the MSI file just created and updated in C:\AcroUpdate
  1. Make all customizations and changes.  Make sure to select the Silent Deployment and to Suppress Reboot
  1. Click Transform in the top menu bar and choose Generate Transform… name it Custom.mst
  1. Your new package may now be installed with either of the following lines depending on where it’s being deployed from:

     msiexec /i “AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi” TRANSFORMS=”Custom.mst” /qn

     msiexec /i “AcroStan.msi” /q

 

 

Setup.ini Contents

[Startup]

RequireOS=Windows XP

RequireMSI=3.0

RequireIE=6.0.2600.0

CmdLine=/sl”1033″ /sall /rs

[Product]

msi=AcroStan.msi

Languages=1033;1031;1036

1033=English (United States)

1031=German (Germany)

1036=French (France)

CmdLine=TRANSFORMS=”Custom.mst”

[Windows XP]

PlatformID=2

MajorVersion=5

MinorVersion=1

ServicePackMajor=2

[MSI Updater]

Path=WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe

 

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