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Add Adobe Acrobat Reader MSI to Base Applications

It would be great if there was a way to leverage an Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .MSI so that that you can combine it with a .mst transform file. This will allow you to use the Acrobat Customization Wizard to create a .mst file, which helps get rid of some of the features of the product.

Not sure if there is anyway to do the same thing as Java, or something similar where you can get the .msi, put it in a folder and have PatchMyPC reference that?

  • Kevin Johnston
  • Aug 1 2019
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  • Guest commented
    August 13, 2019 06:32

    yes please!

  • J S commented
    August 23, 2019 05:43

    We're quite desperate for this as well, this is one of the few applications that Patch My PC offers that we can't use because we need to customise it, so we still have to package it manually. Would love to finally be rid of this task.

  • Admin
    Justin Chalfant commented
    August 23, 2019 13:37

    We will see what we can do here. We have only found the full EXE installer available for download from Adobe's site. I'm not sure is the EXE will accept a transform that is passed to the MSI as it's extracted. We will run some test.

  • Frank Schmidt commented
    October 22, 2019 22:11

    It looks like the base EXE installer supplied will support a transform file by passing the "TRANSFORMS" property anywhere after the "/MSI" argument.  We would need the ability to add the mst file and modify the command line after the "/MSI" argument.

  • Admin
    Justin Chalfant commented
    October 23, 2019 00:37

    @Frank this functionality is available today. You can add files in the pre/post script feature and you can modify the command line.

  • J S commented
    25 Jan 14:14
  • Admin
    Justin Chalfant commented
    25 Jan 18:26

    This link does not contain an MSI installer.

  • J S commented
    26 Jan 03:42

  • J S commented
    26 Jan 03:48

    Nevermind, that's the spelling dictionaries. I'm trying to find out where we get our own MSIs from as we currently use them straight from Adobe somehow...

  • Admin
    Justin Chalfant commented
    26 Jan 16:29

    You need to use their package creation tool. It extracts the MSI from the EXE.

  • Kevin Johnston commented
    27 Jan 12:38

    This is one of the reasons why i believe if you set it up just like Java (where the USER is responsible for getting the MSI) and we place it into a folder that the application can read then the application can allow us to also use an .mst file.

    This takes away the responsibility of you having to provide the .msi.


    Even though Adobe seems to release a new version 1-2 times a month... i think this is a start.

  • Admin
    Justin Chalfant commented
    27 Jan 14:14

    It's a little bit more complicated than that, because it's not a single MSI file it's a lot of files extracted with the MSI. SCUP and SCCM only support publishing a single MSI.