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Reader DC Group Policy Deploying 2015 version

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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Here's what I've done to deploy Reader DC to a test machine so far:


-Apply for the Distribution License, Get the approval email, Download the .exe (Windows 10) from the email link provided. (https://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/)


-Extract the .exe into it's pieces (msi, msp, ini(2), exe, cab) into a directory let's call "AcroRD21_007"

-Copy AcroRD21_007 folder to a Network share, let's call it "\\SHARE\Deployables\"


-Downloaded/Installed Acrobat Customization Wizard DC


-Within the Wizard: File>Open Package \\SHARE\Deployables\AcroRD21_007\AcroRead.msi


-Make my changes, Transform>Generate Transform.


-Verified Setup.ini has the changes:


CmdLine=/sall /rs




-Configured the GPO with the help of this link: (https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/DesktopDeployment/gpo.html). Ensuring that I specified the Transformation file created by the Wizard (AcroRead.mst)


-Assigned the Policy to the OU my test machine is in.


-Forced gpupdate on target machine.


Initially, without going through all these steps, I could get the .msi to deploy to the target machine, but it was only 2015 version, and any attempt to upgrade would prompt an "Error: 111100". I suspected I needed to learn more about these .ini files. That's when I stumbled upon the Customization Wizard. 

Now I'm exactly where I started. It installs 2015 version, with no ability to upgrade. Same Error. What am I missing?

Each attempt at installing is to a clean target machine (never had Adobe installed).

All input is appreciated.

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