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[Micronet] "Automatic" Adobe Updates

Jon Johnsen
  I seem to recall reading or hearing that Adobe had begun distributing
updates to Acrobat and Reader, at least, along with Microsoft updates
each month.

This would make keeping Acrobat and Reader easily currently updated.

Did I dream this?

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Jon Johnsen
Information Systems Office
433 University Hall
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
510 643-4357


 
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Re: [Micronet] "Automatic" Adobe Updates

Ken Tang
  I can't answer your question about if Adobe is bundling with the
Microsoft updates, but, I know that some people have asked about ways to
deploy out softwares, patches, and updates to Windows machine.  At my
new place of employment (University of Washington), we use a free
open-source software called Wpkg.  It only works for Windows machines,
but it's been working fine for my new center.
http://wpkg.org/

I still think Bigfix is much better and more user friendly, but it costs
money. :(

On 7/26/2010 4:57 PM, Jon Johnsen wrote:
>    I seem to recall reading or hearing that Adobe had begun distributing
> updates to Acrobat and Reader, at least, along with Microsoft updates
> each month.
>
> This would make keeping Acrobat and Reader easily currently updated.
>
> Did I dream this?
>


 
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Re: [Micronet] "Automatic" Adobe Updates

william-3
There was an article towards the end of May that hinted at Adobe doing automatic updates.  It hasn't started yet, but it sounds like they'd be running a separate update checking program, similar to Java's jucheck.exe or Google's gupdate.exe, not actually incorporating it into Windows Update.

http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2010/05/adobe-considers-monthly-patches-to-improve-security.ars

You can also just use the silent installer section of wpkg.org to look up the silent install switches and manually script one-off remote installs with psexec.exe.

Something along the lines of this:

psexec -c -s \\Computer "\\Server\AdbeRdr930_en_US.exe" /sPB /rs /l /msi"/qb-! EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES AgreeToLicense=Yes ENABLE_CACHE_FILES=No allusers=2"


On 7/26/2010 5:48 PM, Ken Tang wrote:
> I can't answer your question about if Adobe is bundling with the
> Microsoft updates, but, I know that some people have asked about
> ways to deploy out softwares, patches, and updates to Windows
> machine.  At my new place of employment (University of Washington),
> we use a free open-source software called Wpkg.  It only works for
> Windows machines, but it's been working fine for my new center.
> http://wpkg.org/
>
> I still think Bigfix is much better and more user friendly, but it
> costs money. :(
>
> On 7/26/2010 4:57 PM, Jon Johnsen wrote:
>> I seem to recall reading or hearing that Adobe had begun
>> distributing updates to Acrobat and Reader, at least, along with
>> Microsoft updates each month.
>>
>> This would make keeping Acrobat and Reader easily currently
>> updated.
>>
>> Did I dream this?
>>
>
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Jon Johnsen
Thank you.  (I didn't think I dreamed up the whole thing!)
Jon Johnsen
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510 643-4357

On 7/27/2010 9:21 PM, william wrote:
There was an article towards the end of May that hinted at Adobe doing automatic updates.  It hasn't started yet, but it sounds like they'd be running a separate update checking program, similar to Java's jucheck.exe or Google's gupdate.exe, not actually incorporating it into Windows Update.

http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2010/05/adobe-considers-monthly-patches-to-improve-security.ars

You can also just use the silent installer section of wpkg.org to look up the silent install switches and manually script one-off remote installs with psexec.exe.

Something along the lines of this:

psexec -c -s \\Computer "\\Server\AdbeRdr930_en_US.exe" /sPB /rs /l /msi"/qb-! EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES AgreeToLicense=Yes ENABLE_CACHE_FILES=No allusers=2"


On 7/26/2010 5:48 PM, Ken Tang wrote:
> I can't answer your question
about if Adobe is bundling with the

> Microsoft updates, but, I know that some people have asked about

> ways to deploy out softwares, patches, and updates to Windows

> machine.  At my new place of employment (University of
Washington),

> we use a free open-source software called Wpkg.  It only works
for

> Windows machines, but it's been working fine for my new center.

> http://wpkg.org/

>

> I still think Bigfix is much better and more user friendly, but
it

> costs money. :(

>

> On 7/26/2010 4:57 PM, Jon Johnsen wrote:

>> I seem to recall reading or hearing that Adobe had begun

>> distributing updates to Acrobat and Reader, at least, along
with

>> Microsoft updates each month.

>>

>> This would make keeping Acrobat and Reader easily currently

>> updated.

>>

>> Did I dream this?

>>

>

>

>

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