This article explains how to deploy Adobe Acrobat DC if you are using Adobe Creative Cloud for teams Single App. It applies to both Acrobat Pro DC and Acrobat Standard DC.

Note:

If you have a Creative Cloud All Apps subscription, use Creative Cloud Packager for deploying Acrobat DC. See this page for detailed instructions.

Deployment summary

1. Download Acrobat DC installer bits

Before you download Acrobat DC, ensure that your system meets the requirements:

  Windows Mac
Acrobat Pro DC (Continuous) Acrobat Pro DC - Windows Acrobat Pro DC - Mac
Acrobat Standard DC (Continuous)
Acrobat Std DC - Windows n/a

Notes:

  • In Acrobat DC, there are two tracks - Continuous and Classic. Download Continuous track builds. For more information on tracks, visit - http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/whatsnewdc.html.
  • This installer is multilingual; it can install Acrobat in any of the languages Acrobat DC supports. See the installation section below for more details.
  • Windows installers are self extracting exe files. Run the downloaded .exe once to extract the installer in the Acrobat DC folder on your desktop.

2. (Optional step) Use the Adobe Customization wizard

You can use the Adobe Customization wizard to further customize your Acrobat deployment. For more information, see the Adobe Customization wizard documentation (Windows / Mac). You can download the wizard from here - Windows / Mac.

2.1 Using the Customization wizard on Windows

After installation of Customization wizard, launch the wizard for Acrobat DC and follow the steps:

  1. Go to File > Open Package and then select Acrobat DC MSI in Acrobat DC installer folder – AcroPro.msi.
  2. Do the necessary customizations you desire (for example, you can accept EULA on behalf of your users here).
  3. Now go to Transform > click Save Transform. The installer is now ready to be deployed on the users machines.

2.2 Using the Customization wizard on Mac OS

To change installer package, do the following:

  1. Mount the Customization wizard DMG file.
  2. Copy "Acrobat Customization wizard DC.app" from this mounted DMG volume to a writable folder, say on Desktop. (Running the wizard requires a writable area, so do not run it from a DMG disk image. Copy it to a folder and run it from there.)
  3. Run the application called Acrobat Customization wizard DC.app.
  4. In the Locate Installer text field, provide the path to the Acrobat DC installer package (.pkg file).
  5. Do the necessary customization you require (for example, Accepting EULA on user's behalf). Note: Serial Number field present there is optional.
  6. Click OK.
  7. A save dialog appears. Provide the name of final customized installer package with .pkg extension and save it to a folder on your machine.
  8. Next you can deploy this final output package on the users' machines.

Note:

Acrobat is configured to automatically ping Adobe servers to determine if there is a new patch/update available. If you want to change it for your deployment, you can do that using the Customization wizard.

3. Install Acrobat DC using standard deployment steps on Windows / Mac OS

3.1 Install Acrobat on Windows

Windows installers are self extracting exe files. Run the downloaded exe once to extract the installer files. By default, the installer files are extracted in an "Acrobat DC" folder on your desktop. To install Acrobat on Windows, do any one of the following:

  1. Install in Command Line mode on the user's machine
  2. Install through GUI Mode on the user's machine.
  3. Install through standard deployment methods like SCCM.

3.1.1 Install in command line mode on a user's machine

Navigate to Acrobat DC folder in command prompt and run the following command:

Syntax example:

Setup.exe /sl "[LangCode]" /sALL  

In the command above:

  • [LangCode] is the numerical Acrobat Launch language code based on the following data:

2052=Chinese Simplified

1028=Chinese Traditional

1029=Czech

1030=Danish

1043=Dutch (Netherlands)

1033=English (United States)

1035=Finnish

1036=French (France)

1031=German (Germany)

1038=Hungarian

1040=Italian (Italy)

1041=Japanese

1042=Korean

1044=Norwegian (Bokmal)

1045=Polish

1046=Portuguese (Brazil)

1049=Russian

1051=Slovak

1060=Slovenian

1034=Spanish (Traditional Sort)

1053=Swedish

1055=Turkish

1058=Ukrainian

1025=English with Arabic support

1037=English with Hebrew support

6156=French (Morocco)

For example, if you pass “1033” in [LangCode], Acrobat launches in English.

3.1.2 Installation through GUI mode on a user's machine

In this method, you can simply copy the "Acrobat DC" installer folder you extracted from the downloaded exe (and optionally customized) to a user's machine and run Setup.exe to start the installation.

3.1.3 Installation through standard deployment methods

You can also follow usual deployment practices for Acrobat as mentioned in Acrobat ETK – http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/#.

The following example shows Acrobat Deployment through SCCM:

Run the downloaded exe to extract the installer in "Acrobat DC" folder. By default, files are extracted to your desktop. Once extraction is completed, do not proceed with install yet. You will have the extracted installer files, which you will use to deploy Acrobat using SCCM. Follow the usual processes for creating a package for deployment in SCCM Configuration manager. Give the path of Setup.exe in the Create Program wizard in SCCM (see below).

Use it to deploy Acrobat using SCCM. Follow the usual processes for creating a package for deployment in SCCM Configuration manager. Give the path of Setup.exe in the "Create Program wizard" in SCCM (see below).

Create Program wizard in SCCM

3.1.4 Uninstall Acrobat DC

Once you have deployed Acrobat, you can uninstall it using the usual process for uninstalling msi packages. It can be done individually using "Add and Remove Programs" in Windows "Control Panel". Also it can be done using command line. Here is the command line syntax for uninstalling the Adobe Acrobat DC:

Syntax Example:

msiexec.exe /x <path to Acrobat msi file> /qn

3.2 Install Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OS

To install Acrobat on Mac OS, simply install the downloaded installer package (or the customized package if you have to use the customization wizard).

Mac OS installers are .pkg type installers that provide the necessary user interface prompts to run.

You can use standard deployment practices on Mac OS like ARD to deploy the chained package. More information is available in Acrobat ETK: http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/#.

Acrobat updates

You can deploy Acrobat DC Updates using standard deployment practices used in your organization. For more information about updates, see Patch release notes.

Deploy Adobe Acrobat purchased using the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) in a virtualized environment

For information on deploying Acrobat in a virtualized environment, see Virtualized Deployments

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