Adobe Reader

  • Obtain a license to distribute Adobe Reader:
    • Go to Adobe Reader download page and click on "Distribute Adobe Reader".
    • Fill the form and wait for the confirmation email. This gives you permission to distribute Adobe Reader.
  • Obtain Adobe Reader .msi file:
    • Download the latest .msi file from Adobe FTP server or .exe file from here:
      If you downloaded .exe file, extract .msi from it using 7-ZIP or
      Run the .exe file from the command prompt with -nos_ne switch. This will extract .msi and other files but won't start installation.
      Move extracted files to your desktop. Check the following locations:
      C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe (Windows XP)
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Setup (Windows XP)
      C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Setup (Windows Vista / 7)

  • Customize installation (optional):
  • Deploy .msi using group policy.
    If you want to use transformation (.mst) file created in step 3 select Advanced deployment method and add .mst file to the Modifications list.

Windows XP
Windows 7
Adobe Reader 9
Adobe Reader 10 (X)
Adobe Reader 11 (XI)
Adobe Reader DC
Adobe Reader 2017

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