Adobe Acrobat Standard X
Adobe
Author: Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis
Date: October 31, 2022

Repackaging tips and silent install information for Adobe Acrobat Standard X. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of Acrobat Standard. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Inc. to view, create, manipulate, print, and manage Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The family comprises Acrobat Reader (formerly Reader), Acrobat (formerly Exchange), and Acrobat.com. The basic Acrobat Reader, available for several desktop and mobile platforms, is freeware; it supports viewing, printing, and annotating PDF files. Additional "Premium" services are available on a paid subscription. The commercial proprietary Acrobat, available for Microsoft Windows and macOS only, can also create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export, and publish PDF files. Acrobat.com complements the family with various enterprise content management and file hosting services.

General Information

Vendor Information

Adobe

Application Name

Acrobat Standard

Application Version

X

Download Link

https://www.adobe.com/account/account-orders.html

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

MSI

Architecture

x86/x64

Description

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

HKCU\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\11.0

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

MSI Public Properties

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

msiexec.exe /i AcroStan.msi TRANSFORMS=thinapp.mst /qn

Silent Uninstall Command

msiexec.exe /x AcroStan.msi /qn

Repackaging Score

MSI

Full Functional

MSIX

Unknown

App-V

Unknown

ThinApp

Full Functional
5.1.1 or higher

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Unknown

Repackaging Tips

Download the CustWiz1000_en_US.exe at ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/10.x/10.0.0/misc/CustWiz1000_en_US.exe

Once you’ve downloaded the CustWiz1000_en_US.exe package, proceed with installing the tool:

On the Welcome page, click Next
On the License agreement page, select I accept... and click Next
On the Destination folder page, click Next
On the Ready to Install page, click Install
On the Installation Completed page, click Finish

The install will prompt you to restart the profiling workstation once it completes so proceed with the restart.  Once the workstation has restarted, launch the Adobe Customization Wizard X application from the start menu.

Once you launch the application, you’ll be presented with the window; Welcome to Adobe Customization Wizard.

Proceed with choosing File –> Open Package…;
… then select msi file AcroStan.msi from your Adobe Acrobat X Standard installation binaries:

The customization tool will now present you with various options to automate the installation. Fill in the appropriate fields such as the following under the Personalization Options:
User Name
Organization
Serial Number
Installation Path

Under the Installation Options, perform the following changes:

The installer will decide which product will be the default – Selected
Remove previous version of Acrobat – Unselected
Remove previous version of Reader – Unselected
Enable Optimization – Selected
Enable Caching of installer files on local hard drive – Unselected
Unattended (with no user interaction, only a progress bar) – Selected
Suppress reboot – Selected

Navigate over to the EULA section and configure the following:
Suppress display of End User License Agreement (EULA) – Selected
Navigate over to the Online and Acrobat.com section and configure the following:
Disable registration – Selected
When launching PDF in Internet Explorer, prompt user with Open/Save dialog – Unselected
Disable Help > Digital Editions – Selected
Disable Product Improvement Program – Selected
Display PDF in browser – Enable
Disable all Acrobat.Com access, including initiation and participation – Enabled

Whether you want to use the other customization settings is up to you but the ones mentioned above is just an example of the settings I use.  Once the customization is configured as per your requirements, click on the Transform tab and select Generate Transform…:
Save the transform file to the same folder as the AcroStan.msi and give it a name (i.e. Thinapp.mst):

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