RdrServicesUpdater.exe error 0xc0000142 when Reader exits

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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It seems that there are lots of problems lately with Reader and updater, but no clear patterns emerging. We are seeing this for a single Server 2012R2 RDS server, and the process appears to be as follows:

 

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  2. Close Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  3. Closing it triggers an update cycle, spawning msiexec.exe
  4. msiexec.exe in turn spawns RdrServicesUpdater.exe which for some reason is launched with invalid impersonation and dies with error 0xc0000142
  5. WerFault.exe is then spawned to handle the crash, still as the impersonated user, and likewise dies of 0xc0000142

 

Checking with Process Explorer and quser/Session Shadow, it would appear that RdrServicesUpdater.exe is being forcibly impersonated as the user with the oldest-running active session on the server, but inside the session of the person who opened and closed reader. Error 0xc0000142 is strongly associated with programming errors relating to impersonation, and it’s likely that this is all related. Even if I launch Reader elevated, the same sequence occurs.

 

Strangely, I cannot reproduce this on other RDS servers, either Server 2016 or 2012R2. This one server has developed the fault spontaneously. Uninstallation of Reader, removal of all of its Program Files content and then reinstallation has had no effect. Reader was on the latest version before and and after.

 

Whatever is happening seems suspiciously related to other complaints of similar problems, and may have the same underlying cause even if the manifestations of the problems differ according to what Reader feels like doing on each server.

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Adobe Employee , Sep 29, 2021 Sep 29, 2021
Hi All! Thanks for your time and patience. The fix is available with the latest update of Acrobat & Reader DC Continuous track: Adobe Acrobat and Reader - 21.007.2009x Optional update. Please install the latest patch, and let us know if you experience any issues. See this article for detailed information about this release, bug fixes and how to update the app: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/adobe-acrobat-and-reader-21-007-2009x-optional-up... Regards, Anand Sri.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 23, 2021 Sep 23, 2021

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Hi Daniel,

 

Thank you for reaching out and sorry about the trouble caused.

 

The team is aware and investigating the issue. They are working on to find the resolution.

We will share the information once we get update from the team on the progress.

 

We appreciate your patience.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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Hello Support

 

We are having the excat same issue. We have two RDS servers that are for 2 different sites, that are both Server 2012 R2.

Both are fully patched, and up to date. I tried some how to fixes that were mentioned on adbe from an issue that happened in the past. These fixes di dnot work. I uninstalled Adobe from both servers, deleted the adobe folders on the C drive then reinstalled them. This fixed the issue for a week, now the issue is back as of this morning for all users. Do you have an update on this fix?

 

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Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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Hello, 

 

We have the same problem.

Windows Server 2012R

 

Thanks.

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New Here ,
Sep 28, 2021 Sep 28, 2021

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Hello,

 

I would also like to add another known instance of the issue on Server 2012R2.

 

Thanks!

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New Here ,
Sep 23, 2021 Sep 23, 2021

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We are experiencing the exact same issue also on Server 2012 R2 adobe acrobat reader DC 21.007.20091.59174

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2021 Sep 24, 2021

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A customer of us has the same problem. Problem occurs on Windows Server 2019 (RDS). Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version is: 21.007.20091.

 

This problem is now here for 8 days. I have tried to update it, disable the update service + disable the update task in the task scheduler, delete and install again. But nothing has worked.

 

Our customer that has the problem is also using AppLocker (policy from Windows). Maybe that has something to do with it?

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2021 Sep 24, 2021

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Hello support. We allso have a problem with one of our customers that have this problem recently.
The error message that Daniel is talking about appears randomly and there is no specifick pattern.

We are running with a Windows 2012 R2 RDS server.

 

I would like to be informed on this issue what is going on since our customer has problems with these error messeges that keep popping up.

 

Adobe Version: 2021.007.20091

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Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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We are experiencing the same  issue on a terminal server

Server 2016

Adobe reader DC 2021.007.20091

 

RdrServicesUpdater.exe - Application Error

The Application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application.

 

The application has been blown away and reinstalled and the fault just keeps coming back...

Has anyone found a solution?

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 28, 2021 Sep 28, 2021

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Same issue for my users.

Server 2016 Standard (up to date), Remote Desktop Services, App Locker in use.

Reader version 21.007.20091.59174. (uninstalled and reinstalled)

 

Probably related, at the same time as the Reader error started, Office 365 Webmail users can no longer preview pdf attachments. They are all using Chrome and have Reader as their default pdf app in Windows. When they click the attachment they get the message, "Something went wrong while the document preview was being created. Please try again later."

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 28, 2021 Sep 28, 2021

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My company uses some Adobe Subscription based software, and even though adobe chat support does not usually help with free software, I was able to get a support technician to look at it. Unfortunently no resoluion yet, but the technician checked with their support team and they are aware and working on the issue. I am supposed to recieve an email when it is resolved or what to do to fix it. I will share once I receive it.

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New Here ,
Sep 29, 2021 Sep 29, 2021

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Hello, 

 

We have the same problem.

Windows Server 2012R

 

Thanks.

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New Here ,
Sep 29, 2021 Sep 29, 2021

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Hello

 

A new update is available : https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotesDC/continuous/dccontinuoussept2021qfe...

 

We have push this update to ours RDS servers.

 

It's seems to be fixed.

 

Have a nice day.

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New Here ,
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Oh Awesome. Yeah I have not heard from adobe yet. I will give this a try.

 

Thank you.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 29, 2021 Sep 29, 2021

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Hi All!


Thanks for your time and patience.


The fix is available with the latest update of Acrobat & Reader DC Continuous track: Adobe Acrobat and Reader - 21.007.2009x Optional update.

 

Please install the latest patch, and let us know if you experience any issues.

See this article for detailed information about this release, bug fixes and how to update the app: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/adobe-acrobat-and-reader-21-007-2009x-optional-up...


Regards,
Anand Sri.

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New Here ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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Hi AnadSri,

 

I have updated Adobe Reader, but when the update is finished I get the same error what my customer gets:

 

Title: RdrServicesUpdater.exe - Application Error

Message: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application.

 

Adobe version now is (offcourse) 2021.007.20095 on a Windows Server 2019 RDS.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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Hi @R.1989 

 

Please remove the installed Acrobat Reader using the Cleaner tool: https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/Labs/cleaner.html

Reboot if possible.

Then install Acrobat Reader back: https://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/

 

Let us know if you still experience the same issue.

 

Thanks,

Anand Sri.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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The update to .20095 automatically installed for us on 9/30/21. After a reboot the problems seem to be resolved. It's nice to see a company actaually monitor their support forum and respond to an issue with a fix in a few days. Kudos.

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Same thing for us — just needed to reboot the RDS server after the update. Seems to all be working fine now, thanks.

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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Now it fails with latest version 22.001.20117 and Windows 11 Dev Build 25115.1000.

Any new fix for this case?

 

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