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Adobe Updates & Terminal Server

We have a similar situation as that described in Question ID 22670938, only we're running Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro in Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2.  Master CDCOP provided a solution, however I do not understand how to apply registry changes to a GPO.  Please explain.
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Cláudio RodriguesFounder and CEOCommented:
Ideally with Adobe what you normally do is to use their own customization tool (available for free on their website) and then create a TRANSFORM file (MST) that you would use when installing the product so all the customizations are done at installation time for you and all users.
As I assume you did not use that and just want to know how to create/apply registry changes to a GPO, here you go.
What you want to do, assuming there is no ADM template for this setting you want to change, is to create an ADM template file and then import using the Group Policy Management Console so you can apply it.
To convert a registry file to an ADM template just use REGTOADM. All you need is explained/available here:
http://yizhar.mvps.org (to download RegToAdm).
http://www.msterminalservices.org/articles/Group-Policy-Support-Custom-Applications-Environment.html

Cláudio Rodrigues
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sshermankigAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much for the information; I have the NUTS app and understand the instructions, however I do not have the registry key referenced in the other Question:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater

What do you suggest?

Thank you,

sshermankig
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Cláudio RodriguesFounder and CEOCommented:
Create it on a test machine so you can test what this key does. If it works as advertised by Adobe then simply create it on a machine, export it and convert to an ADM template.

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sshermankigAuthor Commented:
This question is not abandoned, promise!  I'm working on following the Expert's advice, I'm just the only deck hand on this ship.  Sorry for the delay.  SS
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sshermankigAuthor Commented:
Interesting, I did not realize you could simply create registry keys manually.  After creating the registry key it occured to me that perhaps it wasn't the right key...we've never installed Reader 7.0 on this machine.  Version 8.0 was installed and later Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro was installed.  How / where can I find Adobe's advertised functionality for this particular key?  

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater

Thank you, SS
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Cláudio RodriguesFounder and CEOCommented:
All that is required, transform files included, are here:
http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/deployment/deploying-adobe-reader-81

Cláudio Rodrigues
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sshermankigAuthor Commented:
My last post was pending a response until this recent Admin Comment.  I am still working this issue and have need of additional information.  I would appreciate it if the action to delete would be rescinded.

Thank you,
ssherman
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sshermankigAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the link to stealthpuppy.com tsmvp.  I've successfully created the ADM file but I'm struggling with using it within the GPMC.  I followed the directions to modify the filtering so the template can be seen, and even exited the GP editor and opened it up again but I still can't see it.  What am I missing?
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sshermankigAuthor Commented:
OK, I give up.  I will resort to going to each user and manually making the changes in the app itself.  Not only did the solutions provided herein not work for me I was unable to find a workable solution with other on-line resources, including Microsoft.

Thanks for your time and attention.  I guess one or two out of sixteen still isn't bad!  :)
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