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Acrobat Reader X Disable Protection mode

Feb 25, 2011 5:38 AM

Hi All,

i need some help with this freaky Acrobat Reader X version.

We have currently  ~1000 computers with different old versions of AR (form 6 to 9)

We need to upgrade to 10.0.1 version all PC's

Will use SCCM for distributing the package.

OK... everything here seems good but ... a lot of problems and erros appear.

 

First we've installed on test group of 10 pc's the AR 10.0.0

all users start complainig that they can't open the pdf's from our file servers.

Solution - bring the patch 10.0.1

After that all users start complaining that they can't print - Windows Error - Acrobat need to be closed !

Solution - Protection mode disabled.

 

My questions :

1. How can I distribute both the Package of Acrobat and the update together with SCCM

All my tries and reaings failed !!!

i've try different methods and no success

 

msiexec /i /q \\server\d$\Workstation Baseline\AcrobatReaderX\AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS="AcroRead.mst" PATCH=\\server\d$\Workstation Baseline\AcrobatReaderX\adbeRdrUpd1001_Tier1.msp

 

this do not work for me This is in SCCM program

 

2. How can i disable through Adobe Wizard the Protection Mode ?

 

I know how to do it manually but is not acceptable this way - i can't communicate with 1000 users to do this manually

I know how to disable it from registry with GPO , but i can't disable it before installation, also i can't disable it on all PC's after installation, because it will take several days to complete for all pc's and this "hole" of some days will stop the work of our end-users.

 

Any fresh ideia is wellcome. Also any help

 

Thanks

 
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    Feb 28, 2011 6:19 PM   in reply to mili4uk123

    hey,

     

    had similar issues with protection mode.

     

    found we can do it 2 ways, 1. via registry entry, or 2. via an ADM.

    sorry cannot remember the referenced posts for the fixes below...

    we use the adm so that users cannot change it, and so that updates dont reset it.

    note that the adm has only a few settings, and i dont know the code for any other settings.

     

    1. - REG method:

    -----------------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

     

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\FeatureLockDown]
    "bProtectedMode"=dword:00000000
    REM: Above line Disables Protected Mode on startup

    -----------------------

     

    2. - ADM Template method

     

    please note, just copy and paste into a text file and rename as .adm.

    remember that on the last section of the code below, change the "YOUR HEADER HERE" bit to what you want to use to find it in the GPO manager once you add the template.

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------

    CLASS USER
    CATEGORY !!YOUR_COMPANY_NAME_GOES_HEREHeader
    CATEGORY "Adobe Reader 10"

     

    CATEGORY "Preferences"

     

    CATEGORY "General"
    CATEGORY "Application Startup"
    POLICY "Show splash screen"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Originals"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainNosplash
    VALUENAME "bDisplayedSplash"
    VALUEON NUMERIC 0
    VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
    END POLICY
    POLICY "Enable Protected Mode at startup"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Privileged"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainProtectedMode
    VALUENAME "bProtectedMode"
    VALUEON NUMERIC 1
    VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     


    CATEGORY "Identity"
    POLICY "Organization Name"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Identity"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainOrgName
    PART "Organization Name." EDITTEXT
    VALUENAME "tCorporation"
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY

     


    CATEGORY "Internet"
    CATEGORY "Internet Options"
    POLICY "Connection speed"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\AVGeneral"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainConnection
    PART "Connection speed." DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
    VALUENAME "iConnectionSpeed"
    ITEMLIST
    NAME "56kbps" VALUE NUMERIC 56000
    NAME "LAN" VALUE NUMERIC 10000000 DEFAULT
    END ITEMLIST
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     


    CATEGORY "Spelling"
    CATEGORY "Dictionaries"
    POLICY "Dictionaries"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainDictionary
    PART "Default Dictionary" DROPDOWNLIST
    VALUENAME "tDictionaryName"
    ITEMLIST
    NAME "English (United Kingdom)" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
    ACTIONLIST
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling"
    VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 7
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
    VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
    VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 7
    END ACTIONLIST
    NAME "English (United States)" VALUE "English (United States)"
    ACTIONLIST
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling"
    VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 2
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
    VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United States)"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
    VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 2
    END ACTIONLIST
    END ITEMLIST
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     


    CATEGORY "Units"

     

    POLICY "Page Units"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Originals"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainPageUnits
    PART "Page unit" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
    VALUENAME "iPageUnits"
    ITEMLIST
    NAME "Points" VALUE NUMERIC 0
    NAME "Inches" VALUE NUMERIC 1
    NAME "Millimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 2 DEFAULT
    NAME "Centimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 3
    NAME "Picas" VALUE NUMERIC 4
    END ITEMLIST
    END PART
    END POLICY

     

    END CATEGORY

     


    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     

     

     

    CATEGORY "Adobe Acrobat 10"
    CATEGORY "Preferences"

     

    CATEGORY "General"
    CATEGORY "Application Startup"
    POLICY "Show splash screen"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Originals"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainNosplash
    VALUENAME "bDisplayedSplash"
    VALUEON NUMERIC 0
    VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     


    CATEGORY "Identity"
    POLICY "Organization Name"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Identity"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainOrgName
    PART "Organization Name." EDITTEXT
    VALUENAME "tCorporation"
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY

     


    CATEGORY "Internet"
    CATEGORY "Internet Options"
    POLICY "Connection speed"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\AVGeneral"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainConnection
    PART "Connection speed." DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
    VALUENAME "iConnectionSpeed"
    ITEMLIST
    NAME "56kbps" VALUE NUMERIC 56000
    NAME "LAN" VALUE NUMERIC 10000000 DEFAULT
    END ITEMLIST
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     


    CATEGORY "Spelling"
    CATEGORY "Dictionaries"
    POLICY "Dictionaries"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Spelling"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainDictionary
    PART "Default Dictionary" DROPDOWNLIST
    VALUENAME "tDictionaryName"
    ITEMLIST
    NAME "English (United Kingdom)" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
    ACTIONLIST
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Spelling"
    VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 7
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
    VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
    VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 7
    END ACTIONLIST
    NAME "English (United States)" VALUE "English (United States)"
    ACTIONLIST
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Spelling"
    VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 2
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
    VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United States)"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
    VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 2
    END ACTIONLIST
    END ITEMLIST
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     


    CATEGORY "Units"

     

    POLICY "Page Units"
    KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Originals"
    EXPLAIN !!ExplainPageUnits
    PART "Page unit" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
    VALUENAME "iPageUnits"
    ITEMLIST
    NAME "Points" VALUE NUMERIC 0
    NAME "Inches" VALUE NUMERIC 1
    NAME "Millimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 2 DEFAULT
    NAME "Centimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 3
    NAME "Picas" VALUE NUMERIC 4
    END ITEMLIST
    END PART
    END POLICY

     

    END CATEGORY

     


    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     


    END CATEGORY

     

    [strings]
    YOUR_COMPANY_NAME_GOES_HEREHeader=YOUR HEADER HERE
    ExplainNosplash="When disabled, the program will not display a splashscreen on startup.\n\nWhen enabled, the splashscreen will be displayed."
    ExplainProtectedMode="When disabled, the program will not run in Protected Mode.\n\nWhen enabled, Protected Mode will run, and may cause compatibility errors.\n\nSee http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/860/cpsid_86063.html for more details."
    ExplainOrgName="Enter the organization name by typing it in."
    ExplainConnection="To specify LAN, set the connection speed to 10000000."
    ExplainPageUnits="Set the page unit from the drop-down list.\n\nThe default is millimeters."
    ExplainDictionary="Used to specify the default dictionary to spell checking."

     

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    Jun 20, 2011 11:19 AM   in reply to jmurphy777

    Does anyone know what I can add to this ADM template to disable the autoupdater?

     

    Thanks!

     

    -Brad

     
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    Sep 2, 2011 6:20 AM   in reply to TLGBrad

    To disable autoupdater, you need to add a machine class section : (on GPO go to computer section)

     

    CLASS MACHINE
    CATEGORY "Adobe Reader 10"
    CATEGORY "Preferences"

      CATEGORY "Updater"
       POLICY "Do not download or install updates automatically"
       KEYNAME "Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM"
       EXPLAIN !!ExplainUpdaterDisable
       VALUENAME "iCheckReader"
       VALUEON NUMERIC 0
       VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2
       END POLICY
      END CATEGORY
       END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     

    CLASS USER
    CATEGORY "Adobe Reader 10"
    CATEGORY "Adobe Reader 10.x MUI"
       POLICY "Use the same language as the Operating System"
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Language\UseMUI"
       EXPLAIN "With this policy enabled, the Adobe Reader MUI will display in the same language as the Microsoft Windows language. 
       For Microsoft Windows with MUI, the Adobe Reader MUI will display in the same language as the Display language choosed in Regional and Language in Control Panel. 
       As it is configured by policy, the user will not be able to change permanently the language of Adobe Reader."
       VALUENAME "Active"
       VALUEON "Yes"
       END POLICY
    END CATEGORY

    CATEGORY "Preferences"
      CATEGORY "General"
       CATEGORY "Application Startup"
        POLICY "Show splash screen"
        KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Originals"
        EXPLAIN !!ExplainNosplash
        VALUENAME "bDisplayedSplash"
        VALUEON NUMERIC 0
        VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
        END POLICY
        POLICY "Enable Protected Mode at startup"
        KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Privileged"
        EXPLAIN !!ExplainProtectedMode
        VALUENAME "bProtectedMode"
        VALUEON NUMERIC 1
        VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
        END POLICY
       END CATEGORY
      END CATEGORY

      CATEGORY "Identity"
       POLICY "Organization Name"
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Identity"
       EXPLAIN !!ExplainOrgName
       PART "Organization Name." EDITTEXT
       VALUENAME "tCorporation"
       END PART
       END POLICY
      END CATEGORY
       END CATEGORY

    CATEGORY "Internet"
      CATEGORY "Internet Options"
       POLICY "Connection speed"
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\AVGeneral"
       EXPLAIN !!ExplainConnection
       PART "Connection speed." DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
       VALUENAME "iConnectionSpeed"
       ITEMLIST
       NAME "56kbps" VALUE NUMERIC 56000
       NAME "LAN" VALUE NUMERIC 10000000 DEFAULT
       END ITEMLIST
       END PART
       END POLICY
      END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

    CATEGORY "Spelling"
      CATEGORY "Dictionaries"
       POLICY "Dictionaries"
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling"
       EXPLAIN !!ExplainDictionary
       PART "Default Dictionary" DROPDOWNLIST
       VALUENAME "tDictionaryName"
       ITEMLIST
       NAME "English (United Kingdom)" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
       ACTIONLIST
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling"
       VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 7
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
       VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United Kingdom)"
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
       VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 7
       END ACTIONLIST
       NAME "English (United States)" VALUE "English (United States)"
       ACTIONLIST
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling"
       VALUENAME "iDictionaryDefaultID" VALUE NUMERIC 2
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrder"
       VALUENAME "t0" VALUE "English (United States)"
       KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Spelling\cDictionaryOrderID"
       VALUENAME "i0" VALUE NUMERIC 2
       END ACTIONLIST
       END ITEMLIST
       END PART
       END POLICY
      END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

    CATEGORY "Units"
     
      POLICY "Page Units"
      KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\Originals"
      EXPLAIN !!ExplainPageUnits
      PART "Page unit" DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
      VALUENAME "iPageUnits"
      ITEMLIST
      NAME "Points" VALUE NUMERIC 0
      NAME "Inches" VALUE NUMERIC 1
      NAME "Millimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 2 DEFAULT
      NAME "Centimeters" VALUE NUMERIC 3
      NAME "Picas" VALUE NUMERIC 4
      END ITEMLIST
      END PART
      END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

     

    [strings]
    YOUR_COMPANY_NAME_GOES_HEREHeader=YOUR_COMPANY_NAME_GOES_HERE Custom Policies
    ExplainNosplash="When disabled, the program will not display a splashscreen on startup.\n\nWhen enabled, the splashscreen will be displayed."
    ExplainProtectedMode="When disabled, the program will not run in Protected Mode.\n\nWhen enabled, Protected Mode will run, and may cause compatibility errors.\n\nSee http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/860/cpsid_86063.html for more details."
    ExplainOrgName="Enter the organization name by typing it in."
    ExplainUpdaterDisable="Enable this policy to disable automatic update."
    ExplainConnection="To specify LAN, set the connection speed to 10000000."
    ExplainPageUnits="Set the page unit from the drop-down list.\n\nThe default is millimeters."
    ExplainDictionary="Used to specify the default dictionary to spell checking."

     
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    Apr 30, 2012 1:35 PM   in reply to mili4uk123

    Hello,

    Any way to disable the registration screen?

    thanks

     
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