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Software Installation - How To

How to deploy Adobe Acrobat XI using Desktop Central?

Description

This document provides you the steps required to deploy Adobe Acrobat XI to multiple computers using Desktop Central.

Steps

To deploy Adobe Acrobat XI, follow the steps given below:

  • Download the package
  • Download the script and rename it
  • Add Software package in Desktop Central
  • Deploy to target computers

Download the Package

Download the package from http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=acrobat_pro&loc=us and store it in the network share. The network share should have read access to 'Everyone' and 'Authenticated Users' group.

Download the Script

Download the attached script adobe-acrobat-xi.txt and store it in the same location where the package is downloaded and rename the script to adobe-acrobat-xi.vbs

Adding the Software Package in Desktop Central

  1. Click on Software Deployment Tab
  2. Choose the application type as MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command
  3. Under packages, click Add Package
  4. Choose Network Path and click Browse to locate the file.
  5. Under Installation command with Switches/Arguments enter the following
    cscript.exe "\\<sharename>\<foldername>\adobe-acrobat-xi.vbs" Adobe Acrobat XI Pro.zip"

Deploy to target computers

  1. Select the package that you have added
  2. Click Install/Uninstall Software
  3. Enter a name and description for the configuration
  4. Define the package settings
  5. Configure the deployment settings
  6. Choose the target computers
  7. Specify the schedule options, if required
  8. Click Deploy

You have deployed Adobe Acrobat XI to the target computers.