Solved

Foxit Reader packaging

Posted on 2010-11-12
9
770 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have packaged Foxit Reader 4.2. I have set it up as a Active Setup with Advertised shortcuts in case someone requests it to be installed and starts it right away without logging off. Anyway, I have what I thought captured the "DisplayinBrowser" setting in the registry and imported it into the MSI. When i do deploy it the setting is shown in the system it was deployed to but after a browser is open as a pdf file it still shows adobe reader as the previewer. I made sure that the CLASSES ROOT file extension for PDF shows Foxit as its previewer  but still nothing. Is there any other setting that needs to be changed?
0
Comment
Question by:rrangel8
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
9 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
puppydogbuddy earned 125 total points
ID: 34127697
If you have/had another PDF preview handler installed, such as Adobe or PDF-XChange, then whichever handler was installed last will usually be the one which is used. Try doing an uninstall and re-install of Foxit so that it takes over the PDF preview handler registration.
0
 
LVL 66

Assisted Solution

by:johnb6767
johnb6767 earned 375 total points
ID: 34129143
Did you change .pdf under HKClasses Root, or pdffile?
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:rrangel8
rrangel8 earned 0 total points
ID: 34139344
yes I did.
0
Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

 
LVL 66

Assisted Solution

by:johnb6767
johnb6767 earned 375 total points
ID: 34147668
sorry, still unclear which one you modified.. or both?
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:rrangel8
rrangel8 earned 0 total points
ID: 34147946
well....as I have been working to an almost packaged (the way I want it) foxit...I come in this morning and a new version is available.
The packaging is much easier on this version. The only hiccup now is when i open a browser window it asks to download "foxitreaderocx control module ActiveX".
it gets installed in the installation directory. I have it part of the .msi to install and its there...but i guess for IE integration it wants to ask. I don't want users to freak out when it asks them to install something.
0
 
LVL 66

Assisted Solution

by:johnb6767
johnb6767 earned 375 total points
ID: 34149613
Any chance you can add the browser page it is loading as a Trusted Site, and tweak the security of the Trusted Zone to be a little less visible on that request?
0
 

Author Comment

by:rrangel8
ID: 34297091
issue resolved
0
 

Author Comment

by:rrangel8
ID: 34297095
issue resolved
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rrangel8
ID: 34328700
issue resolved
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Remove software not listed in Programs & Features 13 106
F8 to last known good configuration of system 16 67
IE book marks 1 20
Global Cyber attack 5 59
A list of useful business intelligence software.
Let’s list some of the technologies that enable smooth teleworking. 
Using Adobe Premiere Pro, the viewer will learn how to set up a sequence with proper settings, importing pictures, rendering, and exporting the finished product.
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question