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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (multi-lingual)

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This package was rejected on 2/11/2019. The reviewer chocolatey-ops has listed the following reason(s):

ITIGO (maintainer) on 07 Jan 2019 09:10:19 +00:00:

User 'ITIGO' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 07 Jan 2019 09:46:06 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 27 Jan 2019 10:35:23 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 11 Feb 2019 10:37:36 +00:00:

Unfortunately there has not been progress to move adobereader v2019.010.20069 towards an approved status within 15 days after the last review message, so we need to close (reject) the package version at this time. If you want to pick this version up and move it towards approval in the future, use the contact site admins link on the package page and we can move it back into a submitted status so you can submit updates.

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This package installs/upgrades the Multi-lingual ("MUI") release. In some cases, this package will be able to install over the top of a language-specific installation. Otherwise, this package will exit and require a manual uninstall of the language specific installation.

Package installation defaults

By default, installation of this package:

  • Will NOT install a desktop icon.
  • Will NOT install the Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager ("ARM") service.
  • Will configure Reader to only check for updates manually with confirmation for install.

However, upgrades to Adobe Reader via this package:

  • Will NOT remove an existing desktop icon or add one when there isn't.
  • Will NOT install the AdobeARM service.
  • Will NOT remove the AdobeARM service (though it will disable it unless enabled by parameters).
  • Will NOT re-enable updates (if disabled via package parameter)

Package Parameters

  • /DesktopIcon - The Desktop icon will be installed to the common desktop. (Install only.)
  • /NoUpdates - No updates via internal mechanisms (including manual checks). Only downloading from Adobe and running installers or updates (or updating this package) will advance the version of Reader. Once set, only uninstalling this package will remove this update block.
  • /EnableUpdateService - Install the AdobeARM service. (Does not override /NoUpdates.)
  • /UpdateMode:# - Sets the update mode (below). (Does not override /NoUpdates.)
Update Modes
  • 0 - Manually check for and install updates. (Default and reset on every update)
  • 1 - Same as 0.
  • 2 - Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them. (Appears to be no different than 0.)
  • 3 - Install updates automatically (via task scheduler or ARM service if enabled).
  • 4 - Notify me, but let me choose when to download and install updates.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
For example :
choco install adobereader -params '"/DesktopIcon /UpdateMode:4"'


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $DisplayName = 'Adobe Acrobat Reader DC MUI'
    $MUIurl            = ''
    $MUIchecksum       = '81953f3cf426cbe9e6702d1af7f727c59514c012d8d90bacfb012079c7da6d23'
    $MUImspURL         = ''
    $MUImspChecksum    = '4a73fb5f6bd8fefadb871404d2a668a4f466acbb34f536f2050b552aeb5840b8'
    $MUIinstalled = $false
    $UpdateOnly = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $DisplayName.replace(' MUI','*')
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
       $InstalledVersion = $key[0].DisplayVersion.replace('.','')
       $InstallerVersion = $MUIurl.split('/')[-2]
       if ($key[0].DisplayName -notmatch 'MUI') {
          if ($InstalledVersion -ge $InstallerVersion) {
             Write-Warning "The currently installed $($key[0].DisplayName) is a single-language install."
             Write-Warning 'This multi-language (MUI) package cannot overwrite it at this time.'
             Write-Warning "You will need to uninstall $($key[0].DisplayName) first."
             Throw 'Installation halted.'
          } else {
             Write-Warning "The currently installed $($key[0].DisplayName) is a single-language install."
             Write-Warning  'This package will replace it with the multi-language (MUI) release.'
       } else {
          $MUIinstalled = $true
          $UpdaterVersion = $MUImspURL.split('/')[-2]
          if ($InstalledVersion -eq $UpdaterVersion) {
             Write-Verbose 'Currently installed version is the same as this package.  Nothing further to do.'
          } elseif ($InstalledVersion -gt $UpdaterVersion) {
             Write-Warning "$($key[0].DisplayName) v20$($key[0].DisplayVersion) installed."
             Write-Warning "This package installs v$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion and cannot replace a newer version."
             Throw 'Installation halted.'
          } elseif (($InstalledVersion -ge $InstallerVersion) -and ($InstalledVersion -lt $UpdaterVersion)) {
             $UpdateOnly = $true
    } elseif ($key.count -gt 1) {
       Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matching installs of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC found!"
       Write-Warning 'To prevent accidental data loss, this install will be aborted.'
       Write-Warning 'The following installs were found:'
       $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)`t$($_.DisplayVersion)"}
       Throw 'Installation halted.'
    $DownloadArgs = @{
       packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       FileFullPath   = Join-Path $env:TEMP "$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.installer.exe"
       url            = $MUIurl
       checksum       = $MUIchecksum
       checksumType   = 'SHA256'
       GetOriginalFileName = $true
    $MUIexePath = Get-ChocolateyWebFile @DownloadArgs
    $PackageParameters   = Get-PackageParameters
    # Reference:
    if ($PackageParameters.DesktopIcon) {
       $options += ''
       Write-Host 'You requested a desktop icon.' -ForegroundColor Cyan
    if ($PackageParameters.NoUpdates) {
       $RegRoot = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies'
       $RegSubFolders = ('Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown').split('\')
       for ($i=0; $i -lt $RegSubFolders.count; $i++) {
          $RegPath = "$RegRoot\$($RegSubFolders[0..$i] -join '\')"
          if (-not (Test-Path $RegPath)) {
             $null = New-Item -Path $RegPath.TrimEnd($RegSubFolders[$i]) -Name $RegSubFolders[$i]
       $RegPath = "$RegRoot\$($RegSubFolders -join '\')"
       if (Test-Path $RegPath) {
          $null = New-ItemProperty -Path $RegPath -Name 'bUpdater' -PropertyType DWORD -Value 0 -Force
       Write-Host 'You requested no Adobe updates.' -ForegroundColor Cyan
    if ($PackageParameters.EnableUpdateService) {
       Write-Host 'You requested to enable the auto-update service.' -ForegroundColor Cyan
       if ($MUIinstalled) {
          if (Get-Service -Name 'AdobeARMservice' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
             $null = Set-Service -Name 'AdobeARMservice' -StartupType Automatic
             $null = Start-Service -Name 'AdobeARMservice'
          } else {
             Write-Warning 'The Adobe ARM update service is not available and is not installed on updates.'
    } else {
       $options += ' DISABLE_ARM_SERVICE_INSTALL=1'
       if (Get-Service -Name 'AdobeARMservice' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
          $null = Stop-Service -Name 'AdobeARMservice' -Force
          $null = Set-Service -Name 'AdobeARMservice' -StartupType Disabled
    if (-not $PackageParameters.UpdateMode) {
       $UpdateMode = 0
    } else {$UpdateMode = $PackageParameters.UpdateMode}
    if ((0..4) -contains $UpdateMode) {
       Switch ($UpdateMode) {
          0 { Write-Host 'Configuring manual update checks and installs.' -ForegroundColor Cyan }
          1 { Write-Host 'You requested manual update checks and installs.' -ForegroundColor Cyan }
          2 { Write-Host 'You requested automatic update downloads and manual installs.' -ForegroundColor Cyan }
          3 { Write-Host 'You requested scheduled, automatic updates.' -ForegroundColor Cyan }
          4 { Write-Host 'You requested notifications but manual updates.' -ForegroundColor Cyan }
       if ($MUIinstalled) {
          # This is the official setting based on the reference URL.
          $RegPath1 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM\'
          if (Test-Path $RegPath1) {
             $null = New-ItemProperty -Path $RegPath1 -Name 'iCheckReader' -Value $UpdateMode -force
          $GUID = '{' + $key[0].UninstallString.split('{')[-1]
          # This is the setting that actually causes a change in behavior.
          $RegPath2 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\Reader\$GUID"
          if (Test-Path $RegPath2) {
             $null = New-ItemProperty -Path $RegPath2 -Name 'Mode' -Value $UpdateMode -force
       } else {
          $options += " UPDATE_MODE=$UpdateMode"
    if (-not $UpdateOnly) {
       $packageArgsEXE = @{
          packageName    = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName (installer)"
          fileType       = 'EXE'
          File            = $MUIexePath
          checksumType   = 'SHA256'
          silentArgs     = "/sAll /msi /norestart /quiet ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES $options" +
                            " /L*v `"$env:TEMP\$env:chocolateyPackageName.$env:chocolateyPackageVersion.Install.log`""
          validExitCodes = @(0, 1000, 1101, 1603)
       $exitCode = Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgsEXE
       if ($exitCode -eq 1603) {
          Write-Warning "For code 1603, Adobe recommends to 'shut down Microsoft Office and all web browsers' and try again."
          Write-Warning 'The install log should provide more details about the encountered issue:'
          Write-Warning "   $env:TEMP\$env:chocolateyPackageName.$env:chocolateyPackageVersion.Install.log"
          Throw "Installation of $env:ChocolateyPackageName was unsuccessful."
    # Only download/install the patch if necessary
    if ($MUIurl.split('/')[-2] -ne $MUImspURL.split('/')[-2]) {
       $DownloadArgs = @{
          packageName    = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName (update)"
          FileFullPath   = Join-Path $env:TEMP "$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.msp"
          url            = $MUImspURL
          checksum       = $MUImspChecksum
          checksumType   = 'SHA256'
          GetOriginalFileName = $true
       $mspPath = Get-ChocolateyWebFile @DownloadArgs
       $UpdateArgs = @{
          Statements     = "/p $mspPath /norestart /quiet ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES $options" +
                               " /L*v `"$env:TEMP\$env:chocolateyPackageName.$env:chocolateyPackageVersion.Update.log`""
          ExetoRun       = 'msiexec.exe'
          validExitCodes = @(0, 1603)
       $exitCode = Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin @UpdateArgs
       if ($exitCode -eq 1603) {
          Write-Warning "For code 1603, Adobe recommends to 'shut down Microsoft Office and all web browsers' and try again."
          Write-Warning 'The update log should provide more details about the encountered issue:'
          Write-Warning "   $env:TEMP\$env:chocolateyPackageName.$env:chocolateyPackageVersion.Update.log"
          Throw "Patching of $env:ChocolateyPackageName to the latest version was unsuccessful."
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $RegPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown'
    if (Test-Path $RegPath) {
       $key = Get-ItemProperty -path $RegPath
       if ($key.bUpdater -ne $null) {
          $null = Remove-ItemProperty -Path $RegPath -Name 'bUpdater' -Force

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Adobe


Copyright © 1984-2018 Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.012.20034 10360483 Monday, May 20, 2019 approved
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20099 14719005 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 approved
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20098 11185879 Monday, March 4, 2019 approved
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20091 2759045 Thursday, February 21, 2019 approved
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20064.01 16916236 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 approved
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20064 310529 Monday, December 17, 2018 approved
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