SCCM and SCUP Catalog Deployments for Acrobat and Reader X

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No more headaches over updating and patching Adobe Acrobat or Reader.

With the release of Acrobat and Reader X, managing updates and patches is easy. Adobe will soon supply a System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) catalog so that administrators may more easily deploy and manage Acrobat and Reader X clients across the enterprise.

System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) is a stand-alone tool that is used in conjunction with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to allow administrators to more accurately and efficiently install, update, and patch software. Together, SCCM and SCUP are Microsoft’s latest change and configuration management solution. SCCM provides features such as metering, asset intelligence, inventorying, and improved remote client administration. For example, SCCM users can easily determine what products versions are installed including all dot and double dot patches without writing a complicated query.

The SCUP catalog for Acrobat X and Reader X will be made available along with the first update which we expect in February of 2011.

Note: For users who participated in the Acrobat X prerelease program and were able to access the beta SCUP catalog for Acrobat 9, we will no longer be supplying SCUP catalogs for version 9 products. The version 9 SCUP catalog was a proof-of-concept exercise that allowed us to develop the SCUP catalog for Acrobat X.

The SCUP catalog for Acrobat X requires SCUP 4.5. All other requirements are defined by the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Read SCCM-SCUP Deployments in the Enterprise Administration for the Acrobat Family of Products document for more details.