Push Acrobat Reader via GPO

Hi everyone

Today I will share some step necessary to push by GPO Acrobat Reader if you need it in your environment.

You can download the latest Acrobat Reader installer for offline installation.

For that you need to get to the enterprise portal; https://get.adobe.com/fr/reader/enterprise/

After that you need to extract the .exe, as installation GPO need a .MSI.

Go in a command prompt where your download is, and type such command;

AcroRdrDCxxxxxxxxxx_en_US.exe -sfx_o”C:\Temp\Acrobat” -sfx_ne

After that we got our folder with the correct files. Copy that where your computer can access it. I tend to use the netlogon subfolder on my side, but it can be anywhere.

Next step is to modify the .MST to include the correct’s option. For that you need to use the Acrobat Wizard, available there; https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/Wizard/index.html (Direct download; https://ardownload2.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/AcrobatDC/misc/CustWiz2000920067_en_US_DC.exe)

With the wizard please open Acrobat.MST that you have in your folder where you uncompressed the data (c:\temp\acrobat from my example)

In the first section I click to Accept the EULA, and in the next section I click to enable silent’s mode, to have the GPO per machine. Click save.

Now we need create the GPO, click in advanced mode. Point the software installation package to your Acrobat.MSI, and after that go in the deployment option, and click to add the .MST.

Make sure the other files from the download are in the same folder.

After that it should work 🙂

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