Extract Adobe Reader 9.x msi file and deploy with GPO

Extract the Adobe Reader 9.x installation files

Extract the Adobe Reader 9.x installation files from the compressed executable:

1. Obtain Adobe Reader offline instalation from http://www.softpedia.com

2. Extract it to local computer

go to cmd and run:


3. Deploy msi file to server (copy to windows share)

4. Use GPO to deploy Acrobat Reader to domain computers

Through GPO

  1. Obtain Adobe Reader 9.x by filling out an Adobe Reader Redistribution Agreement at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/distribute.html.
  2. Download the AdbeRdr9x_en_US.exe from the link in the confirmation email you recieve after filling out the distribution agreement and save the file to your desktop.
  3. Choose Start > Run.
  4. In the Open text box, type: “%UserProfile%\Desktop\AdbeRdr9x_en_US.exe” -nos_ne.
  5. Click OK to start decompressing the file.
  6. When the Adobe Reader 9.x Setup screen clears, browse to the following location
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Setup Files
  7. Drag the READER9 folder to your desktop. This folder contains AcroRead.msi and Data1.cab files needed for installation.

URL: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/404/kb404146.html

4 thoughts on “Extract Adobe Reader 9.x msi file and deploy with GPO

  1. Charlie

    This works great, however, how do you update the msi and .cab file using the .msp file. I’ve got 9.5 deployed via GPO, but now I need to deploy 9.5.1 If you’ve got any ideas, I’d greatly appreciate them 🙂

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  3. Marion

    Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?
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