Foxit PDF Reader
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Author: Ronald Vonk
Date: August 4, 2022

Repackaging tips and silent install information for Foxit PDF Reader -. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of PDF Reader. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

Foxit PDF Reader (formerly Foxit Reader) is a multilingual freemium PDF (Portable Document Format) tool that can create, view, edit, digitally sign, and print PDF files. Foxit Reader is developed by Fuzhou, China-based Foxit Software. Early versions of Foxit Reader were notable for startup performance and small file size. Foxit v3.0 was found to be comparable to Adobe Reader. The Windows version allows annotating and saving unfinished PDF forms, FDF import/export, converting to text, highlighting, and drawing. Until version 9.7.2 Foxit Reader had PDF creation features, including a "Foxit PDF Printer" for Windows, allowing all programs to "print" output to PDF; they were removed in May 2020 from later versions. Foxit PDF Reader also includes an Enterprise version, which requires a Foxit account.

General Information

Vendor Information

Foxit

Application Name

PDF Reader

Application Version

-

Download Link

https://www.foxit.com/nl/downloads/#

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe

Architecture

x86

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

Change the default installation directory
/DIR="C:\Apps\FoxitPDFReader"

Exclude desktop shortcut
/MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Exclude start menu folder
/MERGETASKS=!startmenufolder

Exclude quick launch icon
/MERGETASKS=!quicklaunchicon

Do not set Foxit as default reader
/MERGETASKS=!setdefaultreader

Disable Foxit PDF Reader data collection
/MERGETASKS=!setcollectdata
or through registry after install: REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Policies\Foxit\Reader\Preferences" /v CollectData /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Do not show PDF Files in browsers
/MERGETASKS=!displayinbrowser

Exclude Shell extensions, Plugin, and Foxit spell check language
/COMPONENTS=pdfviewer,!ffse,!ffaddin,!ffspellcheck

Exclude Shell extensions
/COMPONENTS=pdfviewer,!ffse,ffaddin,ffspellcheck

Exclude plugin used to open PDF files inside browser
/COMPONENTS=pdfviewer,ffse,!ffaddin,ffspellcheck

Exclude Foxit spell check language
/COMPONENTS=pdfviewer,ffse,ffaddin,!ffspellcheck

Disable Foxit PDF reader registration
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Policies\Foxit\Reader\Preferences" /v DisableRegistration /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Policies\Foxit\Reader\Ribbon\Ribbon_Category_Help\Help_Panel_Registration" /v Help_Registration_Registration /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Disable Foxit PDF reader show start page
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Policies\Foxit\Reader\Preferences" /v ShowStartPage /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Disable Foxit PDF reader advertisement
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Policies\Foxit\Reader\Preferences" /v DisableAdvertise /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Disable Foxit PDF Reader Automatic Updates
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Policies\Foxit\Reader\Preferences" /v DisableUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

MSI Public Properties

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

FoxitReader120_enu_Setup_Prom.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Silent Uninstall Command

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%/Foxit Software/Foxit PDF Reader/unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Repackaging Score

MSI

Unknown

MSIX

Unknown

App-V

Unknown

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Full Functional
Silent Install

Repackaging Tips

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