Adobe Reader 9.1x – Extracting the MSI


Adobe Reader  allows for the viewing and printing of PDF files.

Adobe Reader is available as a free download from Adobe.  See MooreMN Downloads for links to Adobe download resources.

AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe -nos_o”./WorkingFolder” -nos_ne
In this example the installer files are extracted to a sub folder of the current directory named  ‘WorkingFolder’

AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe -nos_ne
In this example the installer files are extracted to the default ‘Setup Files’ folder as shown below.

AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe
In this ‘old school’ method, when the Adobe Reader 9.1 setup ‘Destination Folder’ screen appears, you will find the folder that contains the files needed for installation in the default extraction location based on OS.  After locating the files, copy them to a working folder for later work with the MSI installer. Cancel the Adobe Reader 9.1 setup, the default folder will be removed.
In this example the installer files are extracted to the default ‘Setup Files’ folder as shown below.

Default ‘Setup Files’ folder
XP – %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Reader 9.x\Setup Files
Vista – \Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Adobe\Reader 9.1\Setup Files

Notes:
AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe
Without acrobat.com and Adobe Air. 26MB

AdbeRdr910_en_US_Std.exe
With acrobat.com and Adobe Air. 42MB

Links:
Extracting the Adobe Reader 9.1x MSI installer for deployment
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/404/kb404146.html
https://mooremn.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/fead-optimizer-netopsystems-command-line/

Adobe Reader 9.1x – Patching the Base MSI File
https://mooremn.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/adobereader91x-patchingthebasemsi/

Deploying Adobe Reader 9
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/deploying_reader9.pdf

AppDeploy:
http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=1328
http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail_pf.asp?id=1328

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