Friday, 27 January 2012

Adobe Reader for Terminal Services automation

Adobe Reader is a useful application to have in a TS test.  The problem with it is that every time your mandatory user opens the application, you get a EULA agreement to be okayed.

Also there are various errors that occur when testing Acrobat 9 with terminal services.

Adobe 8.1.2 is the best for terminal services.

If you install the Adobe Customization application it allows you to tailor your msi exactly as you wish.

Once a transform file has been created, you can use basic Windows Installer command-line syntax to include the transform in the execution of an installation.
For example, to perform a silent installation that incorporates the custom options of the created transform use the following command-line:
msiexec.exe /i “AdbeRdr812_en_US.msi” TRANSFORMS=”AdbeRdr812_en_US.mst” /qb-!

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /i "AdbeRdr812_en_US.msi" TRANSFORMS="AdbeRdr812_en_US.mst" /qb-!

Sometimes you have to give msiexec its full path.

It may have to be run from admin console on 64 bit.

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