- On local machine, create a source folder containing a copy of the Reader 9.1 MSI installer (say: "C:\Reader9.1").
- On a network share, create a folder ("Reader_9.1") where the installer can install the uncompressed program files.(eg. \\servername\foldername).
- Click Start, click Run, and then enter the following command: msiexec /a "C:\Reader9.1\AdbeRdr910_en_US.msi" and hit Enter.
- When you receive a prompt asking where to install the files, browse to the distribution point you created in step 2 i.e. \\servername\foldername.
- Click OK. When the installer finishes, all program files will be at the distribution point, ready
To install patches over this:
- Copy 9.1.2 patch to "C:\Reader9.1" (9.1.1 patch is not required, I think 9.1.2 contains all fixes from 9.1.1 and can be applied over to 9.1
- Click Start, then click Run, and then type CMD.At the command prompt, type the following: msiexec /a “\\servername\foldername\AdbeRdr910_en_US.msi" /p "C:\Reader9.1\<9.1.2patchname.msp>"
- If it asks for a folder name then give it \\servername\foldername
- Click on Finish when installation is over.
Your AIP is now patched with 9.1.2 which is the latest version.
Hope this helps.
That is helpfull, and it may end up being what i do, but it wasn't exactly what i was looking for.
Following your directions, i now have a 100+ meg folder with everything in the MSI package and MSP patches, extracted out into it.
What i would like to have is, a single file patched to 9.1.2 that i can push out to my pc's for installation.
or in other other words, take the 9.1.0 msi file, patch the file to 9.1.2, and then having a single msi file, patched to 9.1.2 ready to push out.
Can this be done?
I don't think there's a way to create a single patched msi file. How do you intend to push your installations to PCs.