This is a blog post on how to create a Enterprise Deployment of Adobe Reader.

First you need to download the Adobe Reader Enterprise

  1. Select an Operating system
  2. Select a language
  3. Select a version

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After you have downloaded the installer you can extract the .exe files so you can access the .MSI file

The parameters are:

-sfx_ne : Do not execute any file after installation (overrides the -e switch) This switch should be used if user only wants to extract the installer contents and not run the installer.
-sfx_o : Specifies the name of folder where the expanded package is placed. The folder name should be enclosed in quotation marks. It is best if you do not use an existing folder.
-sfx_nu : Silently extracts the installation files from the EXE.

.\AcroRdrDC1900820071_en_US.exe -sfx_o”c:\temp\AcroRdrDC19\Deployment\” -sfx_ne

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Then the installer is extraction

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All the files are extracted in the path you stated in the extraction command

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After you have extracted the installer and having access to the .MSI file then you can create a .MST file with the Acrobat Customization Wizard DC

Start the Acrobat Customization Wizard DC

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  1. Click Open Package and point to the .MSI file

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Then you can start using the Wizard to customize the installation

Under Personalization Options

  1. Click Suppress display of End User License Agreement (EULA)

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Under Install Options

  1. Click Make Reader the default PDF viewer
  2. Click Silently (no interface)
  3. Click Suppress reboot

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Under Shortcuts

  1. Click remove the Adobe shortcuts on Desktop

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Under Online Services and Features

  1. Disable upsell
  2. Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud Serivces
  3. Disable Adobe Sign
  4. Disable Send for Review
  5. Disable third party connections such ad Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
  6. Disable Sharepoint connector

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Then you are ready to

  1. Save Package

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A .MST file is automatic created the same are setup.ini that sets all the silent parameters and point to both .MST and .MSP file

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Then you are ready to deploy Adobe Reader with your favorite deployment tool by running the setup.exe -s


More info:

Adobe Enterprise Administration Guide