Once the project is saved, the resulting SKU is ready for mass deployment by choosing your desired deployment methodology. For example, you can simply run setup.exe. Supported workflows include AIP-GPO, bootstrapper installations, and SCCM/SCUP. For details, refer to the Enterprise Administration Guide at www.adobe.com/go/acrobatitinfo.
SMS workflows will likely continue to work, but the method is no longer officially supported.
A transform (.mst) file contains your modifications and any files added to the project (.msi) file. The Wizard updates the associated transform file every time you save a project. You can generate a copy of an open transform file and then apply it to another project.
To create a Transform file:
In order to apply the new transform file to another project, you must open the new project and load the transform file.
You can use your customized MST in AIP workflows. Simply add the TRANSFORMS property to your command line call to msiexec.
For details, refer to the Enterprise Administration Guide at www.adobe.com/go/acrobatitinfo.
MST usage: In an AIP
msiexec /a PRODUCTSOURCE\<ProductName>.msi /p PRODUCTAIP\AdbeRdr1101_en_US.msp msiexec /a PRODUCTSOURCE\<ProductName>.msi /p PRODUCTAIP\AdbeRdr1102_en_US.msp msiexec /p AIPPath\<ProductName>.msi TRANSFORMS=PRODUCTSOURCE\<ProductName>.mst
You can use your customized MST for binary bootstrapper deployments. The bootstrapper Setup.exe file uses Setup.ini as its configuration file. The Wizard modifies this file as you use it to configure your installation. Before deployment, open the file and verify it contains all the properties you need.
MST usage in Setup.ini
[Startup] CmdLine=/sAll /sl "1031" RequireOS=Win XP [Product] CmdLine=TRANSFORMS="AcroPro.mst" msi=AcroPro.msi Languages=1033;1031;1036 1033=English (United States) 1031=German (Germany) 1036=French (France)
To install a quarterly update, provide the path to the base MSI and use PATCH to point the updates. Note that because 10.x and later products have cumulative installers, you do not need to install all the intermediate out of cycle security patches.
msiexec /i [UNC PATH]\AcroRead.msi PATCH="[UNC PATH]\AdbeRdrUpd11001.msp; [UNC PATH]\AdbeRdrSecUpd11002.msp" TRANSFORMS="AcroRead.mst"
msiexec.exe /i "[UNC PATH]\AdbeRdr1000_lang_ID.msi" PATCH="[UNCPATH]\AdbeRdrUpd1010_en_US.msp" TRANSFORMS="1036.mst"
Installing Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro EFG (French) with updates 9.1 and 9.1.2 as a single transaction in interactive mode. To run in silent mode, append /qn.
msiexec.exe /i "[UNC PATH]\AcroPro.msi" PATCH="[UNCPATH]\AcroProStdUpd910_T1T2_incr.msp; [UNCPATH]\AcrobatUpd912_all_incr.msp" TRANSFORMS="1036.mst"