Posted on October 21st, 2009
In order to profile Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.2 for Citrix streaming I did the following.
Stage 1 – Download source files
Download and install the Adobe Customization wizard 9
Download the distribution version of Acrobat reader 9.2. You need to register on the adobe site to get access to this download.
Extract the msi from the .exe that was downloaded by running the following
AdbeRdr920_en_US.exe” -nos_ne -nos_o”Extracted”
This will place the extracted files in the “Extracted” folder
Stage 2 – Create a customised installation
Open the customization wizard
Open the Reader msi (extracted above)
Select the options desired. I chose the following:
Supress display of EULA
Remove acrobat.com features
disbale all updates
disable help | Digital editions
Disable product improvement programs
Disable help | Purchase acrobat
Save the customisation MST file
Stage 3 – install
Create a .cmd file that contains the install string including the MST file. For example:
msiexec /i “acroread.msi” TRANSFORMS=”adobe_9_2_transform.MST”
Launch this .cmd file from the Citrix Streaming Profiler
Install as normal
Stage 4 – Add a pre-launch script
Even though the option to disable updates was selected during the customisation wizard, it is not disabled when streaming the app. The same applies to the customer improvment program.
The best way to remove these is to run a pre-launch script to set the reg keys to remove these options.
Create a .vbs script with the following contents
Set objWshShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
objWshShell.RegWrite “HKLM\Software\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM\iCheck”, 0 ,”REG_DWORD”
objWshShell.RegWrite “HKCU\Software\Adobe\CommonFiles\Usage\Reader 9\OptIn”, 0 ,”REG_DWORD”
Call this script as a pre-launch script within the streaming profiler.
3 Responses to “Profiling Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.2”
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February 21st, 2011 at 7:15 am
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Robert Murray Says:
March 31st, 2011 at 10:59 pm
You lost me at Stage 4. How do you “Call this script as a pre-launch script within the streaming profiler”?
March 31st, 2011 at 11:34 pm
Yes, add within the streaming profiler as a pre-launch script.