28 March 2013

Setting Acrobat and Reader to autoupdate

Posted By: Mick Pletcher - 9:21 AM

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Here is a powershell script I wrote that adds the registry keys for both reader and acrobat to make them automatically update. This is intended for admins to deploy out to all users in a firm. It doesn't hurt to add both keys, even if you only have one of the two apps. Here is the Powershell script:


 #*******************************************************************************  
 #   Author: Mick Pletcher  
 #    Date: 27 March 2013  
 #  
 #   Program: Adobe Reader Automatic Update  
 #*******************************************************************************  
 Clear-Host  
 $Global:OS  
 Function GetOSArchitecture{  
      $Global:OS=Get-WMIObject win32_operatingsystem  
      $Global:OS.OSArchitecture  
 }  
 GetOSArchitecture  
 If($Global.OS.OSArchitecture -ne "32-bit"){  
      New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe" -Name "Adobe ARM" –Force  
      New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM" -Name 1.0 –Force  
      New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0" -Name ARM –Force  
      New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM" -Name iCheck -Value 3 -PropertyType DWORD  
      New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM" -Name iCheckReader -Value 3 -PropertyType DWORD  
 } else{  
      New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Adobe" -Name "Adobe ARM" –Force  
      New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM" -Name 1.0 –Force  
      New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0" -Name ARM –Force  
      New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM" -Name iCheck -Value 3 -PropertyType DWORD  
      New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM" -Name iCheckReader -Value 3 -PropertyType DWORD  
 }  

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2 comments:

  1. ... but it does not install automatically, does it? it may download the update file, and it will prompt user to install, am i correct?

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  2. An iCheck and iCheckReader value of 3 should install updates automatically per the Adobe documentation (http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/PrefRef/Windows/index.html)

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