4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2009 7:49 AM by michael.varnell

    Adobe reader Update

    Fatih Teke

           Hello everybody.

      I want to know something about updates.

      we have cliens use adobe reader. but they haven't got a internet connection. thats why they are cannot update their adobe reader.

      we can use Wsus 3.0 for updates Windows clients. And question is this;

      How can i update my 500 clients use adobe reader wihthout connections internet?

      adobe reader have a server utility for deploy updates clients?

      thank you for Help.

      By the why I am sorry my BadEnglish

        • 1. Re: Adobe reader Update
          Fatih Teke Level 1

          why no body answer to me:( this is only simple question. someone will said " yes you can update with this program xxx" or " no adobe havent got a update server you must to update it manualy"

          Please help me

          Best Regards.

          • 2. Re: Adobe reader Update
            pwillener Level 8

            Fatih Teke wrote:


            why no body answer to me this is only simple question.

            I didn't see your post.


            You can download all Adobe software from the Adobe FTP site.


            Since you don't specify your Adobe Reader version or operating system, I can only give you a general link; you will have to navigate to the desired update yourself


            • 3. Re: Adobe reader Update

              1. Download the latest Adobe Reader (9.1.0 - http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/otherversions/)

              2. Download the latest patch (9.1.2 - http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4486)


              I'm more UNIX orientated than Microsoft so don't know if WSUS 3.0 will handle non-MS products, but if not then the following is a quick walkthrough of the method that I use to save me walking around 100 PCs.


              When I need to update Adobe Reader I use Microsoft's free psexec.exe utility (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx) to remotely install the Reader package and updates. The process I use is not elegant, but goes something like this:


              The Adobe reader install is an executable that contains a Microsoft installation package (AcroRead_910.msi & Data1.cab). To get hold of these I run the .exe file which unpacks the files that we want into c:\program files\adobe\setup files\. These files are removed when the .exe exits so you will need to copy them out before you close the final dialogue box during a local installation. I then place these two files along with the patch file (currently AdbeRdrUpd912_all_incr.msp) in a share on my software repository server (we'll call that for this exercise).


              You need to have administrator privileges on the target PC for the next steps. If you want you may check what version of Adobe Reader is installed on the target PC before you proceed. I use Microsoft's filever.exe utility for this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913111). For a PC named Target-PC I would use the following commands:


              • filever "\\Target-PC\c$\progra~1\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\acrord32.dll"


              Which returns: --a-- W32i   DLL ENU shp 20,403,568 02-27-2009 acrord32.dll


              If the target PC did need to have version 9.1.0 installed then I would run the following command to remotely install the package.


              • psexec \\Target-PC  -u My-Domain\My-Username -p "My Password" msiexec /i \\\software\AcroRead_910.msi /qn


              If all went well (and you can see a list of msiexec status codes here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229683) then I next apply the patch. This is an .msp file and uses different syntax:


              • psexec \\Target-PC  -u My-Domain\My-Username -p "My Password" msiexec /update \\\software\AdbeRdrUpd912_all_incr.msp /qn


              Hopefully there is something in that information which proves useful to you.





              • 4. Re: Adobe reader Update
                michael.varnell Level 2

                Hello, Fatih:


                I would have responded sooner had I seen your post. Since all support in this forum is volunteered by those with the time and understanding to do so, patience is essential.


                Please refer to the following posts which address the issue you inquire:




                Let me know if you require further explanation.


                Best wishes,