Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 has become very big, slow, memory consuming and a lot of users are experiencing problems with Roaming Profiles and AppData in the Terminal Server Environment. So I decided to make a script for installing the Foxit Reader.
First of all you have to download Foxit Reader 3.0 and save it to your Source catalog. I have also made a custom Foxit Reader package that you’ll find in the Core Application. This takes away Automatic Update and removes Advertisement and a Registry file that makes it your default PDF Viewer. The registry file also contains a HKCU settings which could be implemented with Group Policy Settings Reference.
Here is an example of an unattended script :
REM Install Foxit Reader 3.0
REM ScriptFrameWork by Joe Shonk - www.theshonkproject.com
REM Customized by Trond Eirik Haavarstein - www.xenappblog.com
set LogFile="%temp%Foxit Reader 3.0.log"
set Switches=/qn ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT="ReallySuppress"
echo Installing Foxit Reader 3.0
start /wait msiexec /i "FoxitReader30_enu.msi" %Switches% /liewa %LOGFILE%
xcopy "FoxitReader_Preferences.ini" "%ProgramFiles%Foxit SoftwareFoxit Reader" /Y /Q
regedit /s "Config.reg"
3 thoughts on “Unattended : Foxit Reader for Terminal Server”
Thanks very much for your entry. Foxit updates were annoying for some of our 30 terminal services users.
The script makes reference to a “Config.reg” File
What is the contents of the Config.reg file?
Hi Reg, thanks for your question. If I remember correctly the reg file is just for disabling the ads inside Foxit Reader