Adobe Reader XI Customization Wizard

With RDS and XenApp you like to customize the Adobe Reader installation, which allows you to configure some settings and remove some features. This post describes how to customize Adobe Reader and also deploy the updates.

Before you can start with the deploying Adobe Reader you need to download the following files:

 After downloading all necessary files you need to extract the Adobe Reader XI installation, where you can use to deploy it later. The extraction can be done using the following command:

AdbeRdr11000_nl_NL.exe -nos_o”D:\Install\Adobe\Reader XI” -nos_ne  

Extracting Adobe Reader


Recently I tried to extract the files but the above command didn’t worked, after reading the Admin Guide I found that it’s also possible to use the following command:

AdbeRdr11000_nl_NL.exe -sfx_ne -sfx_o”D:\Install\Adobe\Reader XI”


Now install the Customization Wizard and add the package you just extracted.

Open Package

In the Next screen Accept the EULA.

Accept UELA

I selected that Reader is my default PDF viewer because we don’t use another one. Continue reading “Adobe Reader XI Customization Wizard”

Adobe Reader XI Disable “Display PDF in Browser”

 When configuring Adobe Reader XI to disable “Display PDF in Browser” you Adobe released ADM and ADMX files, but they didn’t worked for me. You can download them here: Adobe Reader XI ADM(X)Templates.

Whe opening Adobe Reader and you like to disable “Display PDF in Browser”, you are redirected to a website to manage Internet Explorer Add-ons, I use the Group Policy to control the environment and manage my Add-ons using the Add-on management. Open GPMC and edit the apropiot policy, go to User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Security Features\Add-on Management there open the Add-on List.

Add-on list Continue reading “Adobe Reader XI Disable “Display PDF in Browser””