We are preaparing to install Adobe Reader on Windows 11 for 500+ workstations.
In testing, we notice that the Adobe Reader application is taking much longer to launch on Windows 11 than it did on Windows 10. Disabling Enhanced Security features has reduced the launch time from 16 seconds down to 7 seconds, but this is still nowhere near the launch times currently seen on Windows 10, which are near-instantaneous, regardless of security settings.
Holding down the SHIFT key during launch does not seem to make a difference.
Installed version: 22.3.20322.0
Hope you are doing well. Sorry for your experience with launching Acrobat Reader.
Have you tried checking with installing Acrobat Pro DC and running it on reduced mode as Acrobat Reader?
You can change additional settings like the welcome screen and initializing any plug-ins at startup by using the lockdown settings: Lockable Settings (adobe.com)
Hope this helps.
Thank you for sharing the settings file, unfortunately after several experiments I have not found a setting that addresses our speed issue. I have also not been able to get Adobe Pro DC to run in reduced mode.
I do notice that the Reader enterprise installer (setup.exe from AcroRdrDC2200120117 over SCCM) is installing the 32-bit version of Reader on our 64-bit machines. I would like to fix this if possible, but I don't know if it will fix the launch speed.
After digging a bit further, our startup delay appears to be a known W11 issue:
 Minor performance degradation when the application is first launched.[Windows 11 only]
The word 'minor' here is slightly worrying. Our startup delay is 6 seconds only when Enhanced Security is turned off; it is a full 16 seconds with this feature on. We would very much like to have Enhanced security turned on.
Other troubleshooting measures (just to close this out):
(Thank you Souvik for your suggestions.)
This i also a problem for me and I don't like that the so called helpful replies are so full of tech. jargon. I am waiting a full 15 seconds for Adobe Reader to launch (and I pay for a word conversion which is also slow). Also if I don't go and click 'open' it doesn't launch at all. I am not a tech head and had no problem on Windows 10 or 7 so its up to the experts to fix this with a patch. Not just suggesting incomprehensible workarounds for ordinary elderly people to try for themselves.
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