This page is intended for enterprise IT. The easiest way for end users to update Acrobat or Reader is to choose Help > Check for Updates

For IT-centric information about 9.x and earlier products, see Update, patch | Acrobat, Reader 7.x - 9.x | Windows.

Enterprise download locations

Difference between Reader and Acrobat updates

10.x products introduce cumulative updates, so it's never necessary to install more than two updates to get to the latest version.

  • Windows
    • Acrobat updates are always MSPs. Quarterlies are cumulative to the base release.
    • Reader updates are usually MSPs, but can be an MSI or EXE file depending on the download source and release type. Quarterlies are cumulative to the last released MSI (for example, 10.1). MSIs are full installers. 
  • Mac OS
    • Mac OS updates are a .PKG installer contained in a .DMG. Acrobat and Reader updates are a .PKG installer contained in a .DMG. For the English version of Reader, a full installer is also available.

Note: For details about various types of deployments (ARD, AIP, GPO, SCCM, and so on), see the Enterprise Administration Guide available from the enterprise portal.

Windows update file information

Vers. Type Acrobat file Lang Reader file Lang. Security Bulletin ID
10.0 Base AcroPro1000_lang_ID.zip Lang_IDs AdbeRdrUpd1000_MUI.zip AdbeRdrUpd1000_<lang_id>.msi Lang_IDs N/A
10.0.1 Quar. AcrobatUpd1001_<Tier_#>.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1001_<Tier_#>.msp Tiers 1-4 APSB11-03
10.0.2 Patch AcrobatSecUpd1002.msp Tiers 1-4 N/A   APSB11-06
10.0.3 Patch AcrobatSecUpd1003.msp Tiers 1-4 N/A   APSALL-02
10.1 Quar. AcrobatUpd1010.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1010_MUI.msp AdbeRdrUpd1010_<lang_id>.msi Tiers 1-4 APSB11-16
10.1.1 Quar. AcrobatUpd1011.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1011.msp AdbeRdrUpd1011_MUI.msp Tiers 1-4 APSB11-24
10.1.2 Quar. AcrobatUpd1012.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1012.msp AdbeRdrUpd1012_MUI.msp Tiers 1-4 APSB12-01
10.1.3 Quar.
AcrobatUpd1013.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1013.msp Tiers 1-4 APSB12-08
10.1.3 Quar. AcrobatUpd1013_me.msp Tier 5 N/A N/A APSB12-08
10.1.4 Quar. AcrobatUpd1014.msp Tiers 1-4
AdbeRdrUpd1014.msp
AdbeRdrUpd1014_MUI.msp
Tiers 1-4 APSB12-16
10.1.4 Quar. AcrobatUpd1014_me.msp Tier 5 N/A N/A APSB12-16
10.1.5 Quar. AcrobatUpd1015.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1015.msp
AdbeRdrUpd1015_MUI.msp
Tiers 1-4 APSB13-02
10.1.5 Quar. AcrobatUpd1015_me.msp Tier 5 N/A N/A APSB13-02
10.1.6 Patch AcrobatSecUpd1016.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrSecUpd1016.msp Tiers 1-4 APSB13-07
10.1.7 Quar. AcrobatUpd1017.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1017.msp
AdbeRdrUpd1017_MUI.msp
Tiers 1-4 APSB13-15
10.1.8 Quar. AcrobatUpd1018.msp Tiers 1-4

AdbeRdrUpd1018.msp

AdbeRdrUpd1018_MUI.msp

Tiers 1-4 APSB13-22
10.1.9 Quar. AcrobatUpd1019.msp Tiers 1-4

AdbeRdrUpd1019.msp

AdbeRdrUpd1019_MUI.msp

Tiers 1-4 APSB14-01
10.1.10 Quar. AcrobatUpd10110.msp Tiers 1-4

AdbeRdrUpd10110.msp

AdbeRdrUpd10110_MUI.msp

Tiers 1-4 APSB14-15
10.1.11 Patch AcrobatSecUpd10111.msp Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrSecUpd10111.msp Tiers 1-4 APSB14-19
10.1.12 Quar. AcrobatUpd10112.msp Tiers 1-4

AdbeRdrUpd10112.msp

AdbeRdrUpd10112_MUI.msp

Tiers 1-4 APSB14-20
10.1.13 Quar. AcrobatUpd10113.msp Tiers 1-4

AdbeRdrUpd10113.msp

AdbeRdrUpd10113_MUI.msp

Tiers 1-4 APSB14-28
10.1.14 Quar. AcrobatUpd10114.msp Tiers 1-4

AdbeRdrUpd10114.msp

AdbeRdrUpd10114_MUI.msp

Tiers 1-4 APSB15-10
10.1.15 Quar. AcrobatUpd10115.msp Tiers 1-4

AdbeRdrUpd10115.msp

AdbeRdrUpd10115_MUI.msp

Tiers 1-4 APSB15-15
10.1.16   Quar. AcrobatUpd10116.msp Tiers 1-4

AdbeRdrUpd10116.msp

AdbeRdrUpd10116_MUI.msp

Tiers 1-4 APSB15-24

Acceptable AIP patch patterns for Windows deployments

  • Acrobat (Formula = Base release + latest quarterly + latest out of cycle patch)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.16 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.15 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.14 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.13 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.12 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.10 (Q) > 10.1.11 (OOC)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.10 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.9 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.8 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.7 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.5 (Q) > 10.1.6 (OOC)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.5 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.4 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.3 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.2 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.0.3 (OOC)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.0 (Q) > 10.1.9 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.0 (Q) > 10.1.10 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.11 (OOC)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.0 (Q) > 10.1.12 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.0 (Q) > 10.1.13 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.0 (Q) > 10.1.14 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.0 (Q) > 10.1.15 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.0 (Q) > 10.1.16 (Q)
  • Reader (Formula = last MSI + latest quarterly + latest out of cycle patch)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.16 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.15 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.14 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.13 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.12 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.10 (Q) > 10.1.11 (OOC)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.10 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.9 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.8 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.7 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.5 (Q) > 10.1.6 (OOC)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.5 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.4 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.3 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 (Q MSI) > 10.1.2 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.1.9 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.1.10 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.11 (OOC)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.1.12 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.1.13 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.1.14 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.1.15 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.1.16 (Q)

Windows EXE installers

EXE files are chained Reader installers. Home users primarily use these installers. Enterprise admins typically install MSP and MSI files from the enterprise download site at ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/.

Mac OS update file information

Vers. Type Acrobat file Language Reader file Lang. Security Bulletin ID
10.0 Base AcroPro1000_lang_ID.dmg Lang_IDs AdbeRdr1000_lang_ID.dmg Lang_IDs  N/A
10.0.1 Quar. AcrobatUpd1001.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1001.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB11-03
10.0.2 Patch AcrobatSecUpd1002.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrSecUpd1002.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB11-06
10.0.3 Patch AcrobatSecUpd1003.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrSecUpd1003.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSALL-02
10.1 Quar. AcrobatUpd1010.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1010.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB11-16
10.1.1 Quar. AcrobatUpd1011.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1011.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB11-24
10.1.2 Quar. AcrobatUpd1012.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1012.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB12-01
10.1.3 Quar. AcrobatUpd1013.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1013.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB12-08
10.1.4
Quar.
AcrobatUpd1014.dmg
Tiers 1-4
AdbeRdrUpd1014.dmg
Tiers 1-4
APSB12-16
10.1.5 Quar. AcrobatUpd1015.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1015.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB13-02
10.1.6 Patch AcrobatSecUpd1016.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrSecUpd1016.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB13-07
10.1.7 Quar. AcrobatUpd1017.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1017.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB13-15
10.1.8 Quar. AcrobatUpd1018.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1018.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB13-22
10.1.9 Quar. AcrobatUpd1019.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd1019.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB14-01
10.1.10 Quar. AcrobatUpd10110.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd10110.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB14-15
10.1.12 Quar. AcrobatUpd10112.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd10112.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB14-20
10.1.13 Quar. AcrobatUpd10113.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd10113.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB14-28
10.1.14 Quar. AcrobatUpd10114.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd10114.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB15-10
10.1.15 Quar. AcrobatUpd10115.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd10115.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB15-15
10.1.16 Quar. AcrobatUpd10116.dmg Tiers 1-4 AdbeRdrUpd10116.dmg Tiers 1-4 APSB15-24

Acceptable patch patterns for Macintosh deployments

  • Acrobat (Formula = Base release + any quarterly (preferably none) + latest quarterly + latest out of cycle patch)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.16 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.15 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.14 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.13 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.12 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.10 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.9 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.8 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.7 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.5 (Q) > 10.1.6 (OOC)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.5 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.4 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.3 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.1.2 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.0.3 (OOC)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.3 (OOC)
  • Reader (Formula = Base Release + any quarterly (preferably none) + latest quarterly + latest out of cycle patch)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.16 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.15 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.14 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.13 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.12 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.10 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.9 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.8 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.7 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.5 (Q) > 10.1.6 (OOC)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.5 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.4 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.3 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.1.0 > 10.1.2 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 (Q) > 10.1.2 (Q)
    • Acceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.1 > 10.0.3 (OOC) > 10.1.0 (Q)
    • Unacceptable: 10.0.0 > 10.0.2 (OOC) > 10.0.3 (OOC)

Language support

Tiers

The "Tier_<some number>" identifies the installer language in the filename as follows:

  • Tier 1: English, French, German, and Japanese (Reader only: MUI Reader)
  • Tier 2: Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian
  • Tier 3: Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, and Korean
  • Tier 4: Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Turkish, Czech, Hungarian, and Polish (Windows only: Slovak, Croatian, Slovenian, [Reader only: Catalan, Basque])

Language identifiers

Some installers indicate their language support with Language IDs. For example, en_US is an English installer. For a full list of language IDs, see the Enterprise Administration Guide on the enterprise portal.  

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