how to update adobe reader

i have installed adober reader 11.0.0.1 via group policy. i want to upgrade to 11.0.0.5. i do not see how to do this. can anyone explain or give specific instructions on this? thank you
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north_Commented:
If a new update is released, it should notify on each client machine that its available.
They should be able to click "update now". I don't see why you would need send out that update over group policy, unless the users do not have local admin rights to their machines.
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CCLCLSAuthor Commented:
yes, the users dont have local admin rights. i install all updates via policy...
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north_Commented:
In that case all you need to do is edit your old group policy object that contains the adobe 11.0.0.1 package and replace it with the most up to date version.


From Microsoft:

Publish a package
To publish a package to computer users and make it available for installation from the Add or Remove Programs list in Control Panel, follow these steps: Click here to show/hide solution

    Start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. To do this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
    In the console tree, right-click your domain, and then click Properties.
    Click the Group Policy tab, click the policy that you want, and then click Edit.
    Under User Configuration, expand Software Settings.
    Right-click Software installation, point to New, and then click Package.
    In the Open dialog box, type the full UNC path of the shared installer package that you want. For example, \\file server\share\file name.msi.

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    Important Do not use the Browse button to access the location. Make sure that you use the UNC path of the shared installer package.
    Click Open.
    Click Publish, and then click OK.
    The package is listed in the right-pane of the Group Policy window.
    Close the Group Policy snap-in, click OK, and then close the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
    Test the package.

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    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
        Log on to a workstation that is running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional by using an account that you published the package to.
        In Windows XP, click Start, and then click Control Panel.
        Double-click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add New Programs.
        In the Add programs from your network list, click the program that you published, and then click Add. The program is installed.
        Click OK, and then click Close.

Redeploy a package
In some cases, you may want to redeploy a software package (for example, if you upgrade or change the package). To redeploy a package, follow these steps: Click here to show/hide solution
 

    Start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. To do this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
    In the console tree, right-click your domain, and then click Properties.
    Click the Group Policy tab, click the Group Policy Object that you used to deploy the package, and then click Edit.
    Expand the Software Settings container that contains the software installation item that you used to deploy the package.
    Click the software installation container that contains the package.
    In the right-pane of the Group Policy window, right-click the program, point to All Tasks, and then click Redeploy application. You will receive the following message:
    Redeploying this application will reinstall the application everywhere it is already installed. Do you want to continue?
    Click Yes.
    Quit the Group Policy snap-in, click OK, and then close the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
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CCLCLSAuthor Commented:
i know how to deploy a package.

i dont know how to update the adobereader11.0.0.1msi and install to 11.0.0.5

this results in an error: doesnt work
While the GPO templates have only been tested with 11.x and later, 10.x and 11.x deployments use the same methodology as follows:
 1.Create an AIP.
 2.Copy the AIP folder and rename it as the patch version; for example, 10.0.1.
 3.Slipstream the patch into the 10.0 MSI.
 4.Open a command prompt and CD to the patch version copy of the AIP.
 5.Create the AIP via msiexec /a [MSI file name] /p [MSP file name]
 6.Add a new package to the original GPO in the standard way without moving existing packages.
 7.Point to the new MSI.
 8.In the Deploy Software dialog, choose Advanced to bring up the properties menu for the package.
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north_Commented:
That seems the correct way to me.
Can you post up the exact error?
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CCLCLSAuthor Commented:
i think i was able to apply update 11.0.0.4 to the original 11.0.0.0 msi package....wouldnt let me do it using 11.0.0.1 and 11.0.0.5 update...also 11.0.04 wouldnt work with 11.0.0.1 for me....i havent deployed yet cause i need to test it when there is a little downtime incase there is some weird problem...
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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