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Need help distributing Adobe Reader update via Active Directory

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I created an MSI from the file AdbeRdr1001_en_US.exe and created an msi from it using the
-nos_ne switch, then using the Adobe Customization Wizard X.  Now when I setup Software Installation within Active Directory it works fine, but it only shows version 10.0.0, but there's a file created with the msi called "AdbeRdrUpd1001_Tier1", which if I run manually it updates Adobe Reader X to version 10.1.  My question is, how can I get this to happen automatically with Active Directory?

I know I'm asking about Adobe Reader and put it in the Adobe Acrobat group, but I figured they must be similar when it comes to Active Directory distribution.
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I wanted to add, the file I listed was an msp, so I guess I'm clear how to implement them.
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MSI files are the only type that can be natively deployed through Active Directory. Any other extension requires a script or additional software to deploy. For instance, System Center Operations Manager is able to deploy .exe and .msp files to clients that are managed by it.

Without additional software you'll want to put the packaged file into a share that is accessible by the computers or users that need to access the file and execute the update file with a startup or login script.
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