Large law firms with more than fifty Acrobat users should take advantage of Adobe’s free deployment tools.If you are upgrading your Acrobat base or installing Acrobat for the first time, this guide is for you, the enterprise admin.
Acrobat XI offers many improvements over previous version (of course). PDF Editing is amazing and creating and conforming to PDF/A is significantly easier and more reliable.
Packaging Adobe Reader or Acrobat for your end-users isn’t difficult, but sometimes IT folks don’t know all of the settings or best practices.
In this article, I’ll discuss:
- Where to download the Enterprise version of Adobe Reader and get your corporate licenses of Acrobat
- How to download Adobe’s free customization tools
- Recommended deployment settings
- Customization Wizard settings
- Registry Key Settings
This article will walk you through the settings I recommend using the Acrobat XI Customization Wizard.
The information is not intended as a replacement for the numerous documents Adobe makes available to enterprise IT administrators. Here are a few you should check out:
Acrobat Enterprise Toolkit Page
This page is the starting point for everything you need to deploy Acrobat XI.
On this page you will find:
Enterprise Administration Guide
This 118-page guide is the main documentation for deploying Acrobat and covers AIP, SCCM/SCUP, GPO, bootstrapper, Citrix and other deployment options.
The Preference Reference, a dictionary of registry level preferences containing over 300 keys. The application is updated on a monthly basis.
Training Videos for the Acrobat Customization Wizard
Adobe Technical Evangelist Joel Geraci offers videos on using the Customization Wizard.
SCUP Catalogs for Acrobat X and Reader X
SCCM/SCUP are Microsoft’s latest change and configuration management solution that replaces older methodologies such as SMS and GPO. Unlike these older technologies, SCCM provides features such as metering, asset intelligence, inventorying, and improved remote client administration.
If you use Group Policies, we provide a starter template to help you out.
Rick Borstein’s Acrobat XI Deployment Webinar Recording