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[Release] Adobe Reader 9.1 Corporate/Lite

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(Post moved from Adobe Reader 9.0 Lite thread)

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Corporate version characteristics:

  • Removed autorun/desktop shortcuts and converted start menu shortcut to non-advertised
  • Removed Beyond Adobe and Lic. Agreement popups, the dialog asking to help make Adobe Reader better and "Create PDF using Acrobat.com" from the toolbar and from the embedded reader in browser
  • Removed all (auto)update® features, AcroRd32Info.exe with no errors in the event log and the "No Save" warning when filling forms
  • Also removed _TEMP_MeasurementFiles, AdobeCollabSyncExe, Apollo_nppdf32.dll, CacheSetupFiles, EULA_English, EULA_EXE, Reader_Bin_Reader_sl.exe
  • Same as the official Adobe Reader, but with some tweaks

Lite version characteristics:

  • Removed autorun/desktop shortcuts and converted start menu shortcut to non-advertised
  • Removed several features and plugins that the average user has no need for (see the tutorial for details)
  • Removed Beyond Adobe and Lic. Agreement popups, the dialog asking to help make Adobe Reader better and "Create PDF using Acrobat.com" from the toolbar and from the embedded reader in browser
  • Removed all (auto)update® features and AcroRd32Info.exe with no errors in the event log
  • Form filling allowed and removed the "No Save" warning when filling forms
  • Removed more unneeded stuff (v9.1)
  • Some cosmetic changes (v9.1)

Download: (Always uninstall older versions of Adobe Reader and then install the new version)

[urls REMOVED]

Lite version changes:

v.29:

* Removed PDF Shell integration

* Disabled "Create PDF using Acrobat.com" also in the embedded reader in browser (thanks to cybpsych for finding the registry key for that)

* Disabled "Check for updates" by default (it wouldn't work anyway)

v.26:

* Removed Apollo_nppdf32.dll, Stamps, Stamps_ENU

* Really changed GUIFlags for SFX executable

* Restored DigSig and PPKLite plugins needed to open/fill some forms

* Disabled "No Save" warning when filling forms

* Added description to the Start Menu shortcut

v.19:

* Removed _TEMP_MeasurementFiles, AdobeCollabSyncExe, EULA stuff, IDTemplates, Import3D_A3DUtility.exe, Optional_English, PDFSigQFormalRep.pdf, Resource_English, rt3d.dll

* Disabled "Create PDF using Acrobat.com" from the toolbar

* Changed BrandName and ProductName to "Adobe Reader 9.1 Lite"

* Changed GUIFlags and SFX executable's icon.

Tutorial originally by Shark007 plus some modifications by me for the v.29 Lite and v.04 Corporate release.

Many thanks to Shark007 for his work with Adobe Reader Lite and for his original tutorial. :thumbup

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Has anyone grab the torch from Shark and started Lite for the general group here. I miss Shark's updates but do understand his reasoning.

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I've created the English version of Adobe Lite 9.1. I've packed the files into a single SFX with 7zip. You can find it here. I've tested it on Vista SP1 32bit and everything is fine.

~Link removed-Look at the first post~

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hi XhmikosR,

just curious: did you use Shark007's method (post #465) to create the lite version?

if yes, may i ask you something? Are you using InstallShield to edit the MSI (as per Shark007's instructions)?

Instead of using InstallShield, is there any alternative?

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hi, XhmikosR

Thanks for this lite version, it works great.

Could you integrate the rt3d.exe posted by DarkRay on 2feb.

This would make this lite version more complete.

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@cybpsych: Yes, I've just followed Shark007's instructions so I edited the msi with InstallShield. I'm not aware of another tool to do this.

@jaynbe: I integrated rt3d.dll into the 9.1.0.4 release. (rt3d.dll was extracted from the original 9.1 English version) But it will be installed only if you uninstall the older version first and then install the new one (Note: if you install my 9.1 version over 9.0 version, then rt3d.dll will be installed). I don't know if this is normal, but I cannot change it, at least for now.

Also I have disabled the dialog asking to help make Adobe Reader better.

~Link removed-Look at the first post~

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TAKE NOTICE

Once there is a consensus by the msfn community that a viable 9.1 Lite (english) version is worthy of public re-distribution, MajorGeeks.com will re-distribute it as a replacement to my previous work giving the new author full credit.

You are probably aware, this is a high profile release and extremely sought after. I am in no hurry to authorize MajorGeeks to take up this release. I will wait to see comments from seasoned msfn members before I make this move.

Good Luck. :thumbup

shark

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TAKE NOTICE

Once there is a consensus by the msfn community that a viable 9.1 Lite (english) version is worthy of public re-distribution, MajorGeeks.com will re-distribute it as a replacement to my previous work giving the new author full credit.

You are probably aware, this is a high profile release and extremely sought after. I am in no hurry to authorize MajorGeeks to take up this release. I will wait to see comments from seasoned msfn members before I make this move.

Good Luck. :thumbup

shark

If you hadn't shared with everyone the instructions on how to make Adobe Reader Lite, things would be very difficult. Thank you for all of your contributions to the community.:)

PS. I made some minor changes. v9.1.0.5

~Link removed-Look at the first post~

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@cybpsych: Yes, I've just followed Shark007's instructions so I edited the msi with InstallShield. I'm not aware of another tool to do this.

@jaynbe: I integrated rt3d.dll into the 9.1.0.4 release. (rt3d.dll was extracted from the original 9.1 English version) But it will be installed only if you uninstall the older version first and then install the new one (Note: if you install my 9.1 version over 9.0 version, then rt3d.dll will be installed). I don't know if this is normal, but I cannot change it, at least for now.

Also I have disabled the dialog asking to help make Adobe Reader better.

it's good enough for MG :)

thanks!

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btw, XhmikosR, can you add-on the new instructions to integrate/add rt3d.dll into the MSI package?

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Here is the modified Shark007's tutorial to fit the latest changes.

________________________ T U T O R I A L Lite Version________________________

1)

a. Download the AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe from adobe.com and save the file to your desktop.

b. Choose Start > Run.

c. In the Open text box, type: "%UserProfile%\Desktop\AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe" -nos_ne

Click OK to start decompressing the file.

d. When the Adobe Reader 9 Setup screen clears, browse to the following location:

%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Reader 9.1

e. Move that folder for example on your desktop.

2)

a. Open AcroRead.msi with InstallShield

b. Click upper TAB-->Installation Designer

c. Left column: click Setup Design

d. Center column: expand ReaderProgramFiles and delete AUM, Updater, _TEMP_MeasurementFiles, AdobeCollabSyncExe (AdobeCollabSync_UI_LANG), Apollo_nppdf32.dll, (Apollo_UI_LANG), CacheSetupFiles, EULA_English, EULA_EXE (EULA_LANG), IDTemplates_ENU (IDTemplates_LANG), Import3D_A3DUtility.exe, Optional_English (Optional_LANG), PDFSigQFormalRep, Reader_Bin_AcroRd32Info.exe, Reader_Bin_Reader_sl.exe, Registry_PDF_Shell, Resource_English, Stamps, Stamps_ENU (Stamps_LANG)

e. Expand Plugins and delete all instances of AcroSign, Annotations, Checkers, DVA, ebook, HLS, IA32, ReadOutLoud, SendMail

LANGUAGE SPECIFIC ITEM

a. Expand Plugins_UI_(language specific) and click on Files

b. Delete Checkers, DVA, Hls, IA32, SendMail

LANGUAGE SPECIFIC ITEM

Chinese, Korean and Japanese versions have this extra step;

a. Left column: click Components, scroll center column to Resource_CIDFont_(laguage specific)

b. Expand and click on Files, delete the files from the right column

3)

a. Expand Reader_Big_Features and delete MultimediaPlugin, Atmosphere_3D, AdobeCommonLinguistics_Big

b. Expand Accessibility_Plugins and delete all instances of: Accessibility, MakeAccessible, PDDom, SaveAsRTF

4)

a. Left Column: click Shortcuts, under Program Menu, delete Adobe Reader 9 and PrintMe Internet Printing

b. Under Desktop, drag n drop the shortcut to Program Menu

c. Add the following to the description of the shortcut: Adobe Reader 9.1 Lite

5)

a. Left Column: click Registry and import this registry file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Downtown]
"bDontShowAtLaunch"=dword:00000001
"bGoOnline"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Downtown]
"bDontShowAtLaunch"=dword:00000001
"bGoOnline"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\CommonFiles\Usage\Reader 9]
"OptIn"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral]
"bCheckForUpdatesAtStartup"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cFile\cInternalButtons]
"a0"="Print"
"a1"="SaveFileAs"
"a2"="endDialogGroup"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cFile\cExternalButtons]
"a0"="Print"
"a1"="SaveFileAs"
"a2"="endDialogGroup"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVAlert\cCheckbox]
"iwarnNoSaveOnFocus"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Synchronizer\9.0]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\DiskCabs]

b. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Synchronizer\9.0, right click and select Uninstall Entire Key

c. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\DiskCabs, right click and select Uninstall Entire Key

d. Remove the following registry keys:

HKCR\CLSID\{98D9A6F1-4696-4B5E-A2E8-36B3F9C1E12C}\LocalServer32

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8E1F80F4-953F-41E7-8460-E64AE5BE4ED3}

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{358E6F10-DE8A-4602-8424-179CA217F8EE}

6)

Left Column: click Property Manager and change the following values:

ADMIN_INSTALL - YES

ALLUSERS - 2

BrandName - Adobe Reader 9.1 Lite

ENABLE_CACHE_FILES - NO

ENABLE_OPTIMIZATION - NO

EULA_ACCEPT - YES

LAUNCH_APP - 0

ProductName - Adobe Reader 9.1 Lite (or for other than English: Adobe Reader 9.1 Lite - LANG)

SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH - YES

SYNCHRONIZER - NO

7)

a. Left Column: click on Direct Editor

b. Center column: highlight InstallExecuteSequence

c. Right column: click the word 'Action' to alphabetize the menu

d. Delete AumRegister and AumUnregister

e. SAVE

8) Creating an AIP ...

a. Create the directory, C:\temp

b. Run this command in the MSI folder:

msiexec /a AcroRead.msi targetdir=C:\temp /qb

The resulting files are ready for repackaging/redistribution

____________________________ E N D __________________________

______________________ T U T O R I A L Corporate Version_____________________

1)

a. Download the AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe from adobe.com and save the file to your desktop.

b. Choose Start > Run.

c. In the Open text box, type: "%UserProfile%\Desktop\AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe" -nos_ne

Click OK to start decompressing the file.

d. When the Adobe Reader 9 Setup screen clears, browse to the following location:

%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Reader 9.1

e. Move that folder for example on your desktop.

2)

a. Open AcroRead.msi with InstallShield

b. Click upper TAB-->Installation Designer

c. Left column: click Setup Design

d. Center column: expand ReaderProgramFiles and delete AUM, Updater, _TEMP_MeasurementFiles, AdobeCollabSyncExe (AdobeCollabSync_UI_LANG), Apollo_nppdf32.dll (Apollo_UI_LANG), CacheSetupFiles, EULA_English, EULA_EXE (EULA_LANG), Reader_Bin_AcroRd32Info.exe, Reader_Bin_Reader_sl.exe, Registry_PDF_Shell

3)

a. Left Column: click Shortcuts, under Program Menu, delete Adobe Reader 9 and PrintMe Internet Printing

b. Under Desktop, drag n drop the shortcut to Program Menu

c. Add the following to the description of the shortcut: Adobe Reader 9.1 Corporate

4)

a. Left Column: click Registry and import this registry file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Downtown]
"bDontShowAtLaunch"=dword:00000001
"bGoOnline"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Downtown]
"bDontShowAtLaunch"=dword:00000001
"bGoOnline"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\CommonFiles\Usage\Reader 9]
"OptIn"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral]
"bCheckForUpdatesAtStartup"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cFile\cInternalButtons]
"a0"="Print"
"a1"="SaveFileAs"
"a2"="endDialogGroup"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cFile\cExternalButtons]
"a0"="Print"
"a1"="SaveFileAs"
"a2"="endDialogGroup"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVAlert\cCheckbox]
"iwarnNoSaveOnFocus"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Synchronizer\9.0]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\DiskCabs]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\(null)\Animate]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\(null)\Plugins]

b. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Synchronizer\9.0, right click and select Uninstall Entire Key

c. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\DiskCabs, right click and select Uninstall Entire Key

d. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\(null)\Animate, right click and select Uninstall Entire Key

e. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\(null)\Plugins, right click and select Uninstall Entire Key

f. Remove the following registry keys:

HKCR\CLSID\{98D9A6F1-4696-4B5E-A2E8-36B3F9C1E12C}\LocalServer32

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8E1F80F4-953F-41E7-8460-E64AE5BE4ED3}

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{358E6F10-DE8A-4602-8424-179CA217F8EE}

(some registry keys are left after uninstall even though the are set to "Uninstall Entire Key")

5)

Left Column: click Property Manager and change the following values:

ADMIN_INSTALL - YES

ALLUSERS - 2

BrandName - Adobe Reader 9.1 Corporate

ENABLE_CACHE_FILES - NO

ENABLE_OPTIMIZATION - NO

EULA_ACCEPT - YES

LAUNCH_APP - 0

ProductName - Adobe Reader 9.1 Corporate (or for other than English: Adobe Reader 9.1 Corporate - LANG)

SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH - YES

SYNCHRONIZER - NO

6)

a. Left Column: click on Direct Editor

b. Center column: highlight InstallExecuteSequence

c. Right column: click the word 'Action' to alphabetize the menu

d. Delete AumRegister and AumUnregister

e. SAVE

7) Creating an AIP ...

a. Create the directory, C:\temp

b. Run this command in the MSI folder:

msiexec /a AcroRead.msi targetdir=C:\temp /qb

The resulting files are ready for repackaging/redistribution

____________________________ E N D __________________________

Edited by XhmikosR
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I moved the relevent posts to its own thread. I hope this hasnt inconvenienced you.

This gives you access to the 1st post allowing you to edit important information such as download URL's etc.

XhmikosR, glad to see you're making an effort to pick this up, i hope you keep it up ... :thumbup

shark

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I moved the relevent posts to its own thread. I hope this hasnt inconvenienced you.

This gives you access to the 1st post allowing you to edit important information such as download URL's etc.

XhmikosR, glad to see you're making an effort to pick this up, i hope you keep it up ... :thumbup

shark

Not at all, it really helps a lot. :) I'll try to do my best with Adobe Reader Lite. Thank you for all your help!

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hi! may i know what's been changed from 9.1.0.5 -> 9.1.0.6?

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hi! may i know what's been changed from 9.1.0.5 -> 9.1.0.6?

Just some minor changes regarding the components of the installer. I removed those components which are not used anymore like AdobeUpdater_dll etc. If something that's worth mentioning changes, then I'll let you know. :)

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that's great! thanks!

i think it'd be great to list them out; in case certain ppl may encounter problem or referencing later.

please do update the guide as well :)

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hi again! hope you don't mind asking...

On the new Step 10 instruction, do i need to physically move rt3d.dll into "program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader folder"?

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hi again! hope you don't mind asking...

On the new Step 10 instruction, do i need to physically move rt3d.dll into "program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader folder"?

No, you don't have to. It will be copied to that folder when you add rt3d.dll and save the MSI. (When you click Add, you are already in that folder; [ProgramFilesFolder]\Adobe\Reader 9.0 [iNSTALLDIR]\Reader)

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ok got it ... the rt3d.dll file only be physically copied when SAVING the MSI :)

thanks!

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I've done a quick comparison between Shark007's v9.0 (Sep'08) vs XhmikosR's v9.1 (Mar'09) ...

files differences aside, i focused on the AcroRead.msi itself.

Shark007: 1.68 MB (1,763,840 bytes)

XhmikosR: 3.75 MB (3,936,256 bytes)

this is interesting because Shark007 may have done much more on the MSI itself.

maybe v9.1 Lite can still be reduced further? :D

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I've done a quick comparison between Shark007's v9.0 (Sep'08) vs XhmikosR's v9.1 (Mar'09) ...

files differences aside, i focused on the AcroRead.msi itself.

Shark007: 1.68 MB (1,763,840 bytes)

XhmikosR: 3.75 MB (3,936,256 bytes)

this is interesting because Shark007 may have done much more on the MSI itself.

maybe v9.1 Lite can still be reduced further? :D

I'm not quite sure that this difference is only because of Shark007 having removed much more stuff. He maybe did, but for now I have already done everything I knew. You should also compare the sizes of the unmodified MSI of v9.0 and v9.1. If Shark007 has done more modifications to the MSI, then he might drop by and tell us his secrets.:) Or you can just experiment, like I did, and see what might come out of that. (That's the reason of the tutorial, I suppose :angel)

EDIT:

Original MSI sizes:

v9.0: 1.72 MB (1,812,480 bytes)

v9.1: 3.78 MB (3,971,072 bytes)

Difference: 2,158,592 bytes

Lite MSI sizes:

v9.0: 1.68 MB (1,763,840 bytes)

v9.1: 3.75 MB (3,936,256 bytes)

Difference: 2,172,146 bytes

v9.0 original-Lite MSI: 48,640 bytes

v9.1 original-Lite MSI: 34,816 bytes

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comparing the size of the MSI from one version to the next is pointless.

My original tutorial was complete. It had all the steps taken to create a Lite version.

I am quite satisfied that XhmikosR has successfully created a 9.1 Lite version worthy of re-distribution.

I will private message contact information to XhmikosR so that MajorGeeks can begin public re-distribution.

shark

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3D is not working with this release. You can check it out with any of these files

3D is one of the removed components.

You will need to create your own Lite version using the tutorial or install the full version.

shark

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3D is not working with this release. You can check it out with any of these files

Did the same 3D pdf work with Shark007's 9.0 Lite? Does it work with this rt3d.dll?

EDIT: And of course Shark007, is right.

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