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Add display pdf in browser option without reinstalling - Adobe Reader 8.1.2

We currently have Adobe Reader default set to not display the pdf in the browser.  There is a need to chang this and I'd like to do it without uninstalling and reinstalling.  I've been googling around, but not finding much.  
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Lisa_Lewald

8/22/2022 - Mon
captain

Hi

Have you tried changing it in menu item Edit| preferences => Internet| tick box 'Display PDF in Browser?

hth
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Lisa_Lewald

Sorry, I forgot to add that I need to do this remotely.  As in a batch file or some other method to deploy this changed to about 1500 machines.
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Lisa_Lewald

Closed Outlook
Renamed the following files to .old:

c:\documents & settings\userid\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook:  extend.dat
c:\documents & settings\userid\local settings\application data\microsoft\forms:  frmcache.dat
c:\documents & settings\userid\application data\microsoft\Outlook:  outcmd.dat, outlprnt, and views.dat

Copied the shortcut to users desktop to run Outlook with \cleanviews switch

Used the clean views to open Outlook.  
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Lisa_Lewald

Sorry, added this to wrong question
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Lisa_Lewald

I still need help with this issue, and haven't heard from anyone.   This is something I need to do to 1500 machines.  If uninstalling and reinstalling is the only answer, that is fine.  I'm just looking for alternatives.
captain

Hi Lisa

There seems to be no reg hack or way of pushing this out in bulk. I suspect that this is user dependent and it also uses Windows Installer to modify.

I don't want to say for definite that there is no bulk option but it seems that way. In absence of other advice I will continue to have a look but cannot locate any indication to the contrary

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dhochsta

I am working on this as well. We deployed 8.1.2 with the display in browser disabled, and there are handful of machines in our environment, which need that functionality turned on... In my testing today, seems v9.0 is easier to work with (may want to upgrade to that).

There appears to  a registry key, that this applies to (v8 & v9 listed below)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals]
"bBrowserIntegration"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\Originals]
"bBrowserIntegration"=dword:00000001

Now the problem I am running into is when we deploy with the MST, the option is diabled and we can no longer use the UI to reneable the setting. On, v9.X we have (in testing) been able to modify the registry setting to change behaviour, but on v8.1.2 we cannot get the registry modification to alter the behaviour in the app...

The other item, is the regsistry items are under current user, which makes it a bit more fun to attempt to execute remotely, but still doable with SMS, scripting, etc. Not sure what our next steps will be on this topic. Still researching a bit more.
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Lisa_Lewald

Thanks for the comment.  I had an urgency with this and couldn't find any other solution except to uninstall and reinstall.  So, that is what I did and we are now in pilot phase.
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The_Systech

Hey just to add to this discussion waaaayyyy after the fact.  I recently had this same issue at a client, and I was able to successfully correct it by deleting two registry keys.  This was specific to Adobe Reader 9.

Delete the following two registry values, and the view in a web browser will work correctly for the user again.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0
\FeatureLockDown\bBrowserIntegration
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals\bBrowserIntegration.

This can be done through a login script with the following .REG file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0
\FeatureLockDown]
"bBrowserIntegration"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals]
"bBrowserIntegration"=-

     
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Lisa_Lewald

Thanks.  When we upgrade to Reader 9, this will be very helpful.