I have created an installer using the Adobe Customiztion Wizard 9. I have disabled things like auto updates, and EULA. I have also set it to be a silent install with no user intervention.
I have exported it from the wizard, have the msi, mst file etc. - now, how do I test it. Does it have to be pushed out to a client to completely test it? I have tried just by running the msi file, and it prompts me for everything as if I did not run it through the customization wizard. What is the best way to properly test it to make sure it does what it says before I deploy it to 100's?
In order to fully test the customization, you will need to do a full install. Depending on your situation and your environment, I often recommend testing software in a virtual environment with a product like VMWare ESXi or VMWare Workstation. Simply install the OS that you wish to do the testing with, then before installing any additional software beyond the OS, shut down the VM and take a snapshot. This allows you to revert to that "Baseline" snapshot after you muck up the OS with a bunch of failed (but hopefully eventually successful) software installation attempts.
Now, after my long winded suggestion of WHERE to test it, on to the HOW.
For basic manual testing, simply open a command prompt (elevated if in Vista or 7) and run the commend:
msiexec.exe /i <path to>\AcroPro.msi TRANSFORMS=<path to>\AcroPro.mst /qb /norestart
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