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Need advise on how to upgrade Adobe Acrobat Reader from 9.0 to 9.3


We are trying to deploy Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3. We are currently running 9.0.

We would like to use SCCM in order to perform the upgrade.

The upgrade path from 9.0 to 9.3 has to be done as follow:

9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3 and then 9.3.

I have donwloaded the following from

The incremental updates:


AND the final

AcrobatUpd930_all_incr.msp (9.3)

However I am not sure what needs to be done with the .MSP file.

According to Adobe we could deploying Acrobat/Reader installer and patches as a single installation

You have to have the following placed on the shared folder:

Contents of the Acrobat 9 Pro CD installer or unpacked electronic download
AcroProStdUpd910_T1T2_incr.msp (for example, 910 MSP update files for tiers 1 & 2 languages)
AcrobatUpd912_all_incr.msp (912 MSP update file)
AcrobatUpd913_all_incr.msp (913 MSP update file)

To run the installation in silent mode they have provided the following command.

msiexec.exe /i "[UNC PATH]\AcroPro.msi" PATCH="[UNCPATH]\AcroProStdUpd910_T1T2_incr.msp;[UNCPATH]AcrobatUpd912_all_incr.msp; [UNCPATH]AcrobatUpd913_all_incr.msp TRANSFORMS="1036.mst" /qn

1.) I am not sure how do the .MSP files work?
2.) I don't have the contents of the Acrobat 9 Pro where should we be getting them?
3.) Finally regarding the msiexec.exe I don't understand the "AcroPro.msi" where is this file? Perhaps will be part of the Acrobat 9 full content CD they mentioned before?  

If someone knows or have already gone through this process and want to give a hand with this I would appreciate any help!

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I was just thinking about doing a full install of 9.3 via SCCM. Wouldn't that make more sense than going through the whole upgrade path?

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If I go with update/install of the 9.3 via msi (SCCM) is there a way through msiexec to pass the AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp (9.3.1 upgrade) once the 9.3 update/install is completed?

So basically what I would like to do is to install 9.3 with the msi and then pass the msp for 9.3.1 once the install is completed.

Any ideas?

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I am trying with this...

msiexec /i c:\temp\acroread.msi /quiet /norestart /l* logfile.txt PATCH=c:\AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp /qb

acroread.msi = the full install of Acrobat Reader 9.3
AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp=the 9.3.1

My goal is to install AR 9.3 and then launch the 9.3.1 patch all in one single command so I can use SCCM for the deploy.

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From the following article:

I am using this command however is not working. The MSP is saying that the upgrade path is wrong. I guess is because AR 9.3 is not installed yet so it fails.

msiexec /a acroread.msi /l* logfile.txt /p AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp

There is no way to install and msi and then patch it all in an single command?
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