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Adobe Customization Wizard 9

Adobe Customization Wizard 9 is a free downloadable utility designed to help IT professionals take greater control of enterprise-wide deployments of Adobe® Acrobat® 9 and Adobe Reader® 9. With it you can customize the Acrobat installer and application features prior to deployment. Providing a graphical interface to the Windows Installer for Acrobat, the Customization Wizard enables IT administrators to:


  • Modify the installer via a transform file (MST file) without altering the original package (MSI file)

  • Customize the look and feel of Acrobat or Reader before deployment to meet the unique needs of your user base


Adobe Customization Wizard 9 works with the Adobe Acrobat 9 family:

  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended

  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard

  • Adobe Reader 9


Key features:

  • Optimize the behavior of the installer by including silent installation, preserialization, multilingual, and custom setup choices

  • Remove previous versions of Acrobat and Reader

  • Suppress the EULA, registration prompts, and the Getting Started window

  • Customize key application preferences — turn off automatic updates, add and set default job options, and customize collaboration and security settings

  • Remove shortcuts from the desktop and the Start menu

  • Edit each Adobe Acrobat application's registry and installer tables

  • Customize file attachment handling within PDF files, including specifying which file types you want to block

  • Add or edit files that will be installed, including customized JavaScript or plug-ins

  • Preconfigure Acrobat Connect and disable it

  • Preconfigure and lock Enhanced Security settings

  • Deploy custom Portfolio navigators

  • Add or remove custom redaction code sets

  • And much more!


Key benefits:

  • Save time and reduce the amount of editing needed to customize the Installer

  • Take advantage of a more intuitive user interface to customize the Installer

  • Manage and control the enterprise environment

File Information

Product Acrobat
Version 9.0.0
Platform Windows
File Name CustWiz90_en_US.exe
File Size 4.5MB
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System requirements


  • Intel® Pentium® III or compatible 696MHz processor

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2

  • 256MB of RAM

  • 1,024x768 screen resolution

  • 6MB of available hard-disk space



Adobe tests and supports the deployment of Acrobat 9 products to Windows clients that meet the minimum system requirements of those Acrobat products. For a list of system requirements for each of the Acrobat 9 products, choose the individual product from the Acrobat family page and then click "System requirements" in the sidebar at right.

The user interface for Adobe Customization Wizard 9 is in English only. However, to customize any localized version of the applications. Languages tested and verified by Adobe include English, French, German, and Japanese. As an example, Adobe has tested customizing Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Japanese on a localized system (Windows XP Professional Japanese), and then installing that application with modifications on a localized client (Windows 2000 Professional Japanese).

In order to install and run Wizard, you must be logged in with Administrator privileges.

Installation Instructions

After downloading a ".exe" file in Windows, double-click on the ".exe" file to access the file's contents.

Need help with downloading? See our Downloading Help documents.

Additional notes

For all known issues, refer to the ReadMe file that is downloaded with this application.

For additional documentation, refer to the Help system that is installed with this application or see the Adobe Customization Wizard 9 datasheet.

Note: Customization Wizard 9 functions only with the Acrobat 9 family of products. Adobe has similar tools available for Acrobat 8.0 products (Customization Wizard 8), Acrobat 7.0 products (InstallShield Tuner 7.0 for Adobe Acrobat), Acrobat 6.0 products (InstallShield Tuner 6.0 for Adobe Acrobat), and Adobe Acrobat 5.0 products (Acrobat Enterprise Installation Tool or AEIT). Visit the IT solutions page for more information.

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