18 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2010 3:21 PM by Ryechz

    Adobe Reader/Acrobat 9 ADM file for group policy

    (Rick_Patterson)
      Adobe Reader 9 and Adobe Acrobat 9 do support the use of group policies for configuring these applications. However, I cannot find anywhere that Adobe provides an ADM file with the settings and descriptions that allow these group policy settings to be easily configured and applied. So i made my own ADM file, which I now share with you. i have tested most of these settings and they work very well.

      To get your own ADM file, create a new TXT file and name it Adobe9.adm. Then copy all of the text below out of this posting and paste it into your ADM file. Enjoy!

      ; Administrative Template for Adobe Acrobat 9.0 and Adobe Reader 9.0
      ; Rick Patterson
      ; Version 1.0
      ; 1/23/2009

      CLASS MACHINE

      CATEGORY !!Reader

      POLICY !!Checkforupdatesatstart
      KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral"
      EXPLAIN !!Checkforupdatesatstart_Help
      VALUENAME "bCheckForUpdatesAtStartup"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!DonotdisplayEULA
      KEYNAME "Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AdobeViewer"
      EXPLAIN !!DonotdisplayEULA_Help
      VALUENAME "EULA"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnableDisplayPDFinBrowser
      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals"
      EXPLAIN !!EnableDisplayPDFinBrowser_Help
      VALUENAME "bBrowserIntegration"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnableAdobeUpdater
      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockdown"
      EXPLAIN !!EnableAdobeUpdater_Help
      VALUENAME "bUpdater"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnablePurchaseAdobeAcrobat
      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockdown"
      EXPLAIN !!EnablePurchaseAdobeAcrobat_Help
      VALUENAME "bPurchaseAcro"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnableDigitalEditions
      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockdown"
      EXPLAIN !!EnableDigitalEditions_Help
      VALUENAME "bShowEbookMenu"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnableProductImprovementProgram
      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockdown"
      EXPLAIN !!EnableProductImprovementProgram_Help
      VALUENAME "bUsageMeasurement"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnableCreateBuzzwordDocument
      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockdown"
      EXPLAIN !!EnableCreateBuzzwordDocument_Help
      VALUENAME "bCreateBuzzwordDoc"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnableCreateAdobePDFUsingAcrobatcom
      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockdown"
      EXPLAIN !!EnableCreateAdobePDFUsingAcrobatcom_Help
      VALUENAME "bCreatePDFOnline"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnforceDisplayPDFinBrowser
      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockdown"
      EXPLAIN !!EnforceDisplayPDFinBrowser_Help
      VALUENAME "bBrowserIntegration"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
      END POLICY

      POLICY !!EnableDocumentMessageBar
      KEYNAME "S