11 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2008 6:28 AM by try67

    inconsistent naming conventions for Adobe Reader in software scan

      I just want to see if anyone knows why Adobe's free pdf Reader appears both as "Adobe Reader" AND "Adobe Acrobat Reader". I manage software licenses for an organization of 400+, and it's difficult to know if, for instance Adobe Acrobat - Reader 6.0.2 Update - 6.0.2, should or should not be counted as a purchased license without actually visiting each workstation to verify. I've spoken with our network operations personnel and they confirmed that it is not manually entered by our personnel, but that it is something in the software. ??

      Furthermore, why are the naming conventions not consistent even among those that can be identified easily? The list below is what I see when I run a report for all Adobe software on our network.

      Adobe Acrobat - Reader 6.0.2 Update - 6.0.2
      Adobe Acrobat 4.0 - 4.0
      Adobe Acrobat 5 -- SC Install
      Adobe Acrobat 5.0
      Adobe Acrobat 5.0 - 5.0
      Adobe Acrobat 5.0 - 5.1
      Adobe Acrobat 5.0 SC Support
      Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional - 006.000.000
      Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard - 006.000.000
      Adobe Acrobat 6.0.1 Professional - 006.000.001
      Adobe Acrobat 6.0.1 Standard - 006.000.001
      Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional - 7.0.0
      Adobe Acrobat 7.0.1 and Reader 7.0.1 Update - 7.0.2
      Adobe Acrobat 7.0.2 and Reader 7.0.2 Update - 7.0.3
      Adobe Acrobat 7.0.3 and Reader 7.0.3 Update - 7.0.4
      Adobe Acrobat 7.0.5 Professional - 7.0.5
      Adobe Acrobat 7.0.7 Professional - 7.0.7
      Adobe Acrobat 7.0.8 Professional - 7.0.8
      Adobe Acrobat and Reader 6.0.3 Update - 6.0.3
      Adobe Acrobat and Reader 6.0.4 Update - 6.0.4
      Adobe Acrobat and Reader 6.0.5 Update - 6.0.5
      Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.01
      Adobe Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC 1.0
      Adobe Reader 6.0 - 6.0
      Adobe Reader 6.0.1 - 006.000.001
      Adobe Reader 7.0 - 7.0.0
      Adobe Reader 7.0.5 - 7.0.5
      Adobe Reader 7.0.5 Language Support - 7.0.5
      Adobe Reader 7.0.7 - 7.0.7
      Adobe Reader 7.0.8 - 7.0.8
      Adobe Reader Chinese Simplified Fonts - 1.0
      Adobe Reader Japanese Fonts - 1.0
      Adobe Reader Korean Fonts - 1.0

      If anyone can answer this, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.