5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 26, 2011 11:09 PM by lewiscarlton1

    Adobe Reader X Silent Install


      Hey everybody!


      I have a program that silently installs Adobe Reader 9.4 and it works wonderfully, but when I upgrade it to install Adobe Reader X the commands I use to run it don't work properly.  I get the Windows Installer help window pop up.  Here's what I'm running for 9.4:


      AdobeReaderInstallFile.exe /sAll /rs /l /msi "/qb-! /norestart ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES"


      Does anybody know of the proper usage to get a true silent install for 10.0?  Thanks in advance!

        • 1. Re: Adobe Reader X Silent Install

          Do yuo want to deploy it silent in your organization, then i think you need to get the MSI installer by following this link http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/distribution.html

          else if you are just installing it in your computer why dont you follow the http://get.adobe.com/reader/

          • 2. Re: Adobe Reader X Silent Install
            Anurag_Gupta Adobe Employee

            I tried AdobeRdr1000.exe /msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES /qn. That did the silent install. Does this work for you?

            • 3. Re: Adobe Reader X Silent Install
              kesselju Level 1

              Yes!    That works perfectly.  Thank you!  Strange how the command is smaller and so simple now


              And also AXrocks, yes, I am doing this on an enterprise level or so.  Custom installers to be used on multiple machines.  A "pick and choose" what you need tool pretty much.


              Thanks again!

              • 4. Re: Adobe Reader X Silent Install
                vdobhal Adobe Employee



                Command Line Switches for the Bootstrap  Web Installer for Reader are provided below:


                /sAll Silent Mode for product
                /sPB Silent Mode with Progress Bar for product
                /rs Reboot Suppress
                /rps Reboot Prompt Suppress
                /ini "PATH" Alternative initialization file
                /sl "LANG_ID" Set Language; LANG_ID - Code in decimal digits
                /l Enable Error Logging.  Log file Bootstrap.log will be generated in temp directory

                /msi[Command line] Parameters for MSIEXEC

                AdobeReaderInstallFile.exe /sAll /rs /l /msi "/qb-! /norestart ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES"


                This command line has parameters for both silent install (/sAll) as well as progress bar mode (/qb) which is useless. Also /rs and /norestart work the same way supressing the reboot.

                SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES can also be removed as the checkbox for suppressing the application launch after install has been removed from the installer.


                Moreover the quotes are not being recognised by the MSI Installer causing it to launch help window pop up.


                So the command that can be used for silent install and suppressing EULA is:

                AdbeRdr_1000_en_US.exe /sAll /msi /norestart ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES

                • 5. Re: Adobe Reader X Silent Install

                  Dear Kesselju,


                  If you haven't resolved this issue yet, may I ask what operating system are you using? Are you able to install Adobe Reader 5.1 on on a different OS, attempt upgrading and replicate the issue?




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