We get a number of requests for assistance with deploying Adobe Reader. Here’s a quick way to install the software remotely using Admin Arsenal.
Step 1: Download the latest version of Adobe Reader
Step 2: Place the installation file(s) on your computer or on a networked share
Step 3: Select which computer, collection, or OU that you will be installing to and double click to open
Step 4: The Deploy Software window opens. Select the Deployment File button and navigate to the downloaded Adobe Reader installation file. (If additional files were downloaded, be sure to select the Include Entire Directory check box.)
Step 5: Check the Send Password option and enter the following into the Command Line field:
/sAll /rs /rps /msi”ALLUSERS=TRUE EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES”
NOTE: Always test before doing a large push. We’ve found the above command line to work but Adobe Reader versions change regularly.
The deployment should be very quick and should not be noticed by any users currently logged onto any of the computers receiving the software push.
Our blog contains many step-by-step instructions for deploying common applications. If you have an app that is not listed please let us know and we’ll get it tested in our lab and post the steps.
The biggest challenge for many is determining the correct command line usage, as was discussed last year.