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Topics: Archive - Deployment Scripts, Archive - General
Sep 15, 2014 at 3:53 AM
Hi There,

I just started learning this tool and find this tool might help me with my project. I have been asked to upgrade the Adobe reader and Flash on client's machine due to recent security vulnerability. I have read the documentation and would like to know where I can get the Application source files as mentioned in the doc's sample of Adobe Reader installation? I went to Adobe's ftp site and the files after I uncompressed it seems not same as the one in the doc.

Can anybody direct me to the right location? Also if it is possible for Adobe Flash too?

Thank you in advance.

Sep 15, 2014 at 7:18 AM
You gotta fill that info out for your Reader installer
There's flash links for you.
Sep 15, 2014 at 8:01 PM
Thank you for the reply Souporman.

Just want to share my first experience with the PSAppdeploytoolkit Adobe Reader update script. I am planning to upgrade to version 11.0.08 which is a bit different than the doc.

  1. Downloaded the Application Source file (AdbeRdr11008_en_US.exe) at or
  2. Refer to section 2 and 3 on
    At the end you will have AcroRead.msi and AcroRead.mst
  3. Edit Deploy-Application.ps1 file ccordingly (refer to documentation). Note: When I copied pasted some of the command lines from the documentation to the Deploy-Application.ps1, I notice some of the character were not pasted properly which caused syntax error when you tried to execute the script. For example:
"Remove-MSIApplications" it supposed to be with "Dash" instead of "Hyphen"
  1. Add extra patch line to upgrade from 11.0.07 t0 11.0.08:
Execute-MSI -Action Patch -Path "AdbeRdrUpd11007.msp"

Execute-MSI -Action Patch -Path "AdbeRdrSecUpd11008.msp"

note: it supposed to be with "Dash" instead of "Hyphen"

Marked as answer by PshellFan on 9/15/2014 at 1:01 PM
Sep 17, 2014 at 10:56 PM
Let us know how it goes.