I started with version 8.1.3 and have a working version patched with 8.1.6. When I try to apply the 8.1.7 patch it gets to the point where it tries patching the cooltype.dll file and crashes. It gives me the following error: Error 1328. Error applying patch to file C:\Config.Msi\PT235.tmp. It has probably been updated by other means, and can no longer be modified by this patch. For more information contact your patch vendor.
I have gone in and renamed the C:\Config.Msi directory and reran the patch with the same result. I have deleted the C:\Config.Msi directory and reran the patch with the same result.
I have found no assistance searching google or on the adobe forums.
If anyone has an idea how I could fix this problem I am all ears.
You would think with all the vunerbilities that adobe reader has that adobe would make the patching process a little easier. Seems like I have to apply a patch every other week.
Ok, after posting the first message I found something that helped. Funny how that happens.
Here is how I fixed the issue. I took my 8.1.3 server install and ran the 8.1.6 patch on it successfully.
Then I ran msiexec /a acroread.msi TARGETDIR=c:\816\ this created a new server install of 8.1.6.
I then changed to c:\816 and ran msiexec /p AdbeRdrUpd817_all_incr.msp /a acroread.msi this successfully applied the 8.1.7 patch to my 8.1.6 server.
Then I ran msiexec /a acroread.msi TARGETDIR=c:\817\ this created a new server install of 8.1.7.
So in theory when patch 8.1.8 comes out I should be able to patch my 8.1.7 server install and then create my 8.1.8 server install from it.
I hope this helps someone else.