0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2008 8:50 AM by (gregatkins)

    Deploying Adobe Reader 9 help

      I have the Adobe Reader Customizer, however the boxes to uninstall older versions are greyed out. I have over 200 machines, most of them are running Reader 6.0 and above, however there are some ancient ones where I've seen Reader 5 and below.

      I've read that Adobe Reader 9 will automatically upgrade Adobe Reader versions above 7..is this true? I can't have numerous reader icons on their desktop. I have a batch file set up to do a registry check and if a version exist then to uinstall it, then later I'll deploy the custom reader 9 msi. Example of the batch file is below..sorry for the length.

      I'm just looking for the easiest way to clean up any version of Adobe prior to v9.x before deployment.

      @ECHO OFF
      ECHO CHECKING ADOBE VERSIONS

      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A900000 00001} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 GOTO END
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 2
      GOTO END

      :2
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A705000 00002} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70500000002} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 3
      GOTO END

      :3
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A700000 00000} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70000000000} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 4
      GOTO END

      :4
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A705000 00002} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70500000002} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 5
      GOTO END

      :5
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-0000000 00702} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000702} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 6
      GOTO END

      :6
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-0000000 00703} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000703} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 7
      GOTO END

      :7
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-0000000 00704} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000704} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 8
      GOTO END

      :8
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-1033-F400-7760-1000000 00002} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-1033-F400-7760-100000000002} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 9
      GOTO END

      :9
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-1033-0000-7760-1000000 00002} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-1033-0000-7760-100000000002} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO 10
      GOTO END

      :10
      ECHO ******* REMOVING OLDER VERSIONS OF ADOBE READER *******
      REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A800000 00002} /s
      IF ERRORLEVEL=0 msiexec /x{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A80000000002} /quiet /norestart
      IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO END

      :END
      EXIT