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How to Identify What and When to Update and Patch

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With all of the patching going on in Acrobat land, we’ve developed a one page quick key reference to help understand how to update and patch Adobe Acrobat and Reader. Take a look.

You should also visit newly designed page dedicated to “Enterprise Administration of the Acrobat Family of Products”

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A new TechNote has been published that is a rapidly evolving portal for administrator-centric documentation and tools that provides:

  • A formal enterprise administration guide in PDF format.
  • Comprehensive details about enterprise deployments, configuration, and security.
  • A living list of new topics added to the admin guide.
  • Links to other major admin-centric libraries.
  • Links to Tools

This is an excellent resource for anyone who needs to administer deployments of Adobe Acrobat and Reader. Go to the link below and bookmark it!

Check out Enterprise Administration of the Acrobat Family of Products

Clarification on Chaining Updates and Acrobat 9.3.1

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With the release of the 9.3.1 patch for Acrobat and Reader, I’ve gotten another rash of questions about new deployments and patches.

Clarification on Chaining Updates and Acrobat 9.3.1

Deploying Acrobat to Import Security Settings from a Server

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Over the past few weeks I’ve had the same conversation with several customers who are trying to deploy Acrobat and Reader using the Customization Wizard but know that they will need to change the security configuration soon after deployment and then again throughout the lifetime of that particular desktop image.

Deploying Acrobat to Import Security Settings from a Server

Every Registry Setting in Acrobat and Reader Demystified

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Introducing the Administrator’s Information Manager for Acrobat (AIM). This tool is designed to help enterprise administrators configure, deploy, and manage clients and workflows that leverage the PDF platform.

AIM contains the Preference Reference, a preference dictionary for Acrobat products. The Preference Reference for Acrobat and Adobe Reader is organized by preference path and name, and its structure is identical to the Windows registry. Each top level name is expanded into a user-friendly name. However, by using the Table of Contents, you can search by keyname, friendly name, or subfeature friendly name. The quick and full indices as well as the other pages should make needed information quickly accessible.

Every Registry Setting in Acrobat and Reader Demystified

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We’ve published a new technote that describes how to

disable initiation of Acrobat.com features, but allow participation in Shared Review and live collaboration through other sharing mechanisms like a shared network drive or Sharepoint server.

Read Disable Access Points to Acrobat.com Services in Windows Network Deployments

Adobe Security and Information Assurance Document Library

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We’ve overhauled the security related documentation and web site. Personally, I can’t believe how much easier it is to find stuff, you barely need to scroll the browser. Here’s a few highlights:

  • The new
    Security in Adobe Products document combines the Security Administrators Guide, Digital Signature Guide, Document Security Guide, several white papers and the one page quick keys.
  • This is also the new home for the technical white papers
  • The technical guides are now set up in a grid so you can select from the Acrobat 7, 8, or 9 versions of the same document.

Click Here to go to the Adobe Security and Information Assurance Document Library

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UPDATE: You can install the various patches
in a single transaction by following the instruction located in the TechNote below.

Acrobat 9.x (Windows): Deploying Acrobat/Reader installers and patches as a single installation. (Quarterly patches)

Acrobat 9 Deployment Kit

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Finally, one-stop-shopping for all things “Deployment”.

I recently updated my video that discusses Acrobat and Reader 9 deployment techniques and it’s now posted to Adobe TV. As a part of that I thought, hey, why not create a PDF Portfolio of all of the documentation an IT Manager might need to deploy Acrobat in any number of scenarios.

The link to the ZIP file below contains the Customization Wizard 9 installer and a PDF Portfolio of all of the Acrobat 9 deployment documentation. Inside the portfolio is my video. So now, rather than downloading all of the separate items and trying to keep track of everything, you can just open the PDF Portfolio.

Files: Acrobat 9 Deployment Kit 

Enterprise Deployment Recorded Presentation Now Available

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I recorded a brief presentation covering the enterprise deployment options for Acrobat and Reader along with a shord demo of the new Customization Wizard 9. In the presentation I discuss the various ways to deploy Acrobat and Reader 9 and show how to use the Customization Wizard to supress all of those annoying dialog boxes that pop up when you first install a new piece of software. After watching this you’ll know how to deploy Acrobat or Reader so that it is immediately usable by your users withexactly the default settings you need.

Watch: Adobe Acrobat and Reader 9 Deployment Techniques