Thursday 25 March 2010

Acrobat 9.0 Standard Has How Many Updates?

As we go through and install Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Standard on a client’s workstations, the very next step after the install is to update the installation.


Now, Adobe’s updates are not cumulative which means we need to install each update in sequential order.

We mitigate the bandwidth issue by having a copy of the updates, yes we have signed the agreement to do so with Adobe, or by downloading the updates to a network share via the first install and using those to install the rest.

Here they are as of this writing:


Yes, that is close to 500MB of updates in the folder.

So, the order to install is as follows:

  1. AcroProStdUpd910_T1T2_incr.msp
  2. AcrobatUpd912_all_incr.msp
  3. AcrobatUpd920_all_incr.msp
  4. AcrobatUpd930_all_incr.msp
  5. AcrobatUpd931_all_incr.msp

There is no need to reboot the system when warned to do so while running the updates. The final update may or may not ask to reboot. Once the updates are completed the workstation should be rebooted though.

Keep in mind that depending on speed of the system the updates may take a while.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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Seanpt said...

Why not just replace your installer with the 9.3.1 installer from Adobe?

Anonymous said...

When I try to do that often times one of the updates will error stating there is no installed version to update. Sorry, don't have the exact error.

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...

The 9.3.1 installer is for Reader if I understand correctly.

The files for Std/Prem are different.

A, if my eyes are crossed and I double click on 9.2.x before 9.1.x that is the error I get too. The order is important.


Anonymous said...

Update from my previous post. I am dealing with Adobe Standard only, no Reader. I am rebuilding a computer so I had the opportunity to go through the Adobe updates again. I had been installing Standard the the following updates: 9.10., 9.2.0, 9.3.1, 0.3.1. I just downloaded 9.1.2 and installed it between 9.1.0 and 9.2.0. This fixed the issue and I was able to use the previously downloaded updates rather than the Adobe updater. Interesting that I didn't have to install 9.1.1 or 9.1.3. Much better, thanks