Adobe Reader DC Deploy issue... keeping PDF associations?

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  • Chase Skradis

    I have this same problem.  When I patch Adobe Reader it takes over Nitro's associations.

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  • devon beck

    Same issue just posted a question about it.

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  • Brigg Angus

    Brandon,
    Excellent to hear you love the product (we're pretty fond of it too). I was reviewing this post to see if it had been resolved and wanted to do some more checking. Not sure if you were able to resolve the issue, but there is a possible way of doing this by editing the installer file itself (hence, creating a custom Reader package) and testing it to see that it doesn't overwrite the default PDF viewer. Instructions on how to do this can be found here: https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/properties.html

    The properties you're likely looking for are: LEAVE_PDFOWNERSHIP, IW_DEFAULT_VERB (and possibly DEFAULT_VERB, but not for DC, just 8.0 – 8.99).

    To reverse a blanket Reader DC install in this case, you could deploy Nitro back to the machines, excluding the Reader machines (made easier through PDQ Inventory, of course) or deploy a registry tweak to change the default program association.

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