Patching Adobe Reader

  1. Obtain Adobe Reader .exe installation package.
  2. Extract installation files: “<<path_to_exe>>\<<name>>.exe” -nos_ne. In Windows Vista or later it will be automatically extracted to C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Setup\.
  3. Create transform file using Adobe Customization Wizard.
  4. Create Administrative Installation Point: msiexec.exe /a AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS=”AcroRead.mst” and save it to some temporary location (e.g. C:\Temp\Adobe).
  5. Copy MST file to AIP.
  6. Patch AIP .msi with .msp file: msiexec.exe /a AcroRead.msi /p <<patch_name>.msp TRANSFORMS=”AcroRead.mst”.
  7. Copy AIP to network share.