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Adobe PDF documents disappear after a few seconds

Posted on 2008-11-19
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Last Modified: 2013-12-08
In a Windows 2000 Terminal Server environment when one user opens a PDF in IE the document disappears after a few seconds.
Question by:lineonecorp

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Fiuca earned 200 total points
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A workaround is to start Adobe Reader before browsing to the pdf-file
Once it has been started everything works just fine.

But it's just a temp solution, I'll keep looking.


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lineonecorp earned 0 total points
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I checked a few things and the problem was that Adobe would only work for non-administrators if "Display PDF in browser" is checked off in Adobe Reader Preferences.  It will work either way for the admin account.  If this option is changed from m the admin account it changes the option for all users on the system - I guess that's what happened.  Adobe tech support site indicates this to be the resolution as well.

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