just to mention, before anybody installs Acrobat XI Pro on Windows 8 x64, that it will result in the loss of the full text indexing of PDF files by Windows 8.
The setup of Acrobat XI hijacks the shell IFilter abilities with a non-functional "AcroIF.dll" (unsuitable for x64 systems), and even after disabling this crap (regsvr32 /u AcroIF.dll) there is currently no way to restore the perfectly-working, Microsoft-designed original IFilter ability for pdf files.
And thank you Adobe engineers for replacing stupidly something that works with something that sucks...
Perhaps should you give the user some option not to bug their OS...
Well, I have neither time nor will to steal Adobe's employees' job - and obviously bugs.adobe.com does not want users to report bugs in their Acrobat product. Don't care about quality assessment, pre-release testing and bug tracking? their choice, not mine. Glad they offer it as a trial though... and that Windows 8 has a system backup & restore function to get rid of such instances of bloat
Just wanted to warn potential future buyers how this rather expensive piece of half-baked Adobe software could actually prove detrimental to their workflow on the Windows 8 64-bit platform. Done.
Thanks for your message & for listening
You can now refer to the article at http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/pdf-search-breaks-110-install.html to resolve the above mentioned problem.
So, any chance of a bugfix in future updates? (rather than "updates" that trigger again and again the same issue?)
Here has come a new minor (security) update v11.0.2, which indeed still hijacks/breaks the indexing function. Reverting via the provided registry "fix" (actually a quick hack to compensate - but too late - for the laziness of Adobe's staff) implies a new reindexing of all PDF files (~24 hours for several dozens GB, and a substantial drain of CPU power. Hopefully energy is free nowadays).
I bet the solution is to politely decline any future update of Acrobat, security or not, if they bring nothing but a P.I.T.A. Until the company eventually decides to fix the flaw - if human lifespan allows.
(... Oh and absolutely no feedback from the so-called developers, despite a bug report a bunch of months ago.)
Funny how I've seen much more dedicated and competent support from software companies with 10x less staff and financial resource.
Issue still standing with each subsequent update of Acrobat XI [Pro].
After each update, the ifilter for pdf files reverts to Adobe's non-functional one, preventing further indexing. This forces users either not to update Acrobat XI [Pro], or perform the aforementioned manual registry edit, then destroy and rebuild the index after each update of Acrobat XI. On systems with several thousands of PDF files to index, this can disrupt normal use of the computer while consuming needlessly abundant system resources & power.