4 Steps to Quickly Deploy the Adobe Reader 9.3.3 Patch

This is the last in a series of posts dedicated to Adobe Reader. The first post discussed how to customize Adobe Reader for your company, the second discussed how to deploy Adobe Reader to your entire company, and today we’ll tackle the last portion – patching Adobe basebuild from 9.3.0 to 9.3.3.

If you don’t already have the Adobe Reader 9.3.3, the patch must be obtained directly from Adobe.

Step 1: Open PDQ Deploy and select the Adobe Reader patch.

NOTE: If you are at the base build version of 9.3.0, you will need to install the 9.3.2 patch before applying 9.3.3.

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Step 2: Select the target computers for the software deployment

There are three methods to select targerts:

  1. Import (from a text file)
  2. Active Directory
  3. Admin Arsenal

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Step 3: Select the account to initiate the installation

This can be an Active Directory or a local account.

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Step 4: Verify your settings and deploy

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Much like the instructions on a shampoo bottle, if you are deploying 9.3.2 first, then wash, rinse, repeat. This will get you to the latest secure version of 9.3.3.

If you haven’t taken the time to join Adobe’s mailing list for security patch notification, I suggest you do so. This is a different list than their marketing distros.

You can sign up for their patch notification when you enter into your EULA to distribute Adobe Reader. The same notifications are also available for Adobe Flash and other Adobe products.

Since Adobe Reader is such a widely used application we get many requests from users on how to remotely install the program. Here is a video that demonstrates deploying the Adobe Reader 9.3.3 patch.

If you have a software application that you would like us to demonstrate deployments in a step-by-step blog and video, shoot us the request.


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