Deploy Adobe Reader 11.0.5 with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1
On October the 8th Adobe released a security update for Adobe Reader 11.0.4, version 11.0.5. This post will guide you through how to apply the security update to a slipstreamed Adobe Reader installation package. If you’d like to read more about the release from Adobe, you’ll find that here.
Instead of copying the process of how to create a slipstreamed installation package for Adobe Reader into this post, I’d advise you to look at my previous blog post that covers the process more in detail:
- Deploy Adobe Reader 11.0.3 with ConfigMgr 2012 (this post goes into detail how quarterly and security patches work)
- Deploy Adobe Reader 11.0.4 with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1
Since this is a security patch (11.0.5) released for a previous quarterly patch (11.0.4), the process of applying this security patch is quite simple. You’ll have to apply the patches in this order:
Adobe Reader base release 11.0.0 -> quarterly release 11.0.4 (which the security patch applies to) ->security patch 11.0.5
So by knowing this, we can go ahead and re-use the process of creating a slipstreamed installation package for Adobe Reader 11.0.4 and then apply the security patch 11.0.5 into that.
Applying the security patch
You can either follow the steps below or use this PowerShell script to automate things for you. If you choose to use the script, remember to create the MST file if you wish to customize the installation.
1. Perform the exact same steps in this blog post, until you reach Create a MST transform.
2. Download the following file to C:\AdobePatch\AdobeReaderDownloads (create the folder if it doesn’t exist):
3. When you have completed step 7 where you copied the Setup.ini file, run the following command from an elevated command prompt:
msiexec /a C:\AdobePatch\AIP\AcroRead.msi /qb /p AdbeRdrSecUpd11005.msp TARGETDIR=C:\AdobePatch\AIP
4. Now either go ahead and follow the blog post for Adobe Reader 11.0.4 to create the MST transform, or re-use one created earlier.
That’s all, easy as that!
Chief Technical Architect and Enterprise Mobility MVP since 2016. Nickolaj has been in the IT industry for the past 10 years specializing in Enterprise Mobility and Security, Windows devices and deployments including automation. Awarded as PowerShell Hero in 2015 by the community for his script and tools contributions. Creator of ConfigMgr Prerequisites Tool, ConfigMgr OSD FrontEnd, ConfigMgr WebService to name a few. Frequent speaker at conferences and user groups.