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How to configure Group Policy for Adobe Reader XI

The next version Adobe has just released the latest version Acrobat Reader XI. One of the new features of this version is that it now has official group policy support with the release of administrator templates. Update: As you are about to read the Group Policy support for now is some what limited and is not a true group policy…

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Adobe announces Group Policy support for Adobe Reader XI

If you have used Adobe Reader in your organisation you are probably controlling it some what using group policy preferences as I blogged here or via a third party software tools such as PolicPak.  Thankfully Adobe has just announced that the new version of Adobe Reader XI will have Group Policy Template support as well as support for App-V and Citrix XenApp. GPO…

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Updated: How to make Adobe Reader more secure using Group Policy

Update 2: Adobe has now published an official Group Policy Administrative template that has a pre-configured setting to disable Java Script. Check out my ne blog post How to configure Group Policy for Adobe Reader XI for instructions. Update: This article is a re-publish of a post I have previously posted. This time I have updated the “Configuring Automatic Update for…

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How to use Group Policy to remove the Adobe Reader desktop shortcut

One of the most annoying things about Adobe Reader is that it is in need for constant updating to newer version due to security issues. While this is true for most software packages whenever you install an Adobe Reader update it also restores the desktop icon even if it has already been deleted. (Annoying!!!). Note: for more information on using…

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How to use Group Policy to fix Adobe Reader PDF Preview in Windows 64bit

Leo Davidson recently posted a fix for Adobe Reader integration on 64bit Windows. His fix resolves the thumbnail and file preview feature when you install Adobe Reader (which is still only available in 32bit) in 64bit Windows which Adobe have not seemed to work out for over 3 years now. On his site he has tool that you can download to manually apply…

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How to make Adobe Reader 9 more secure using Group Policy

Update: I have since reposted this article with new registry keys that makes configured Adobe updater a lot easer. Check it out at  http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/06/updated-how-to-make-adobe-reader-more-secure-using-group-policy/ Recently there have been a number of critical security issues that have been associated with Adobe Reader (see below). http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/critical-adobe-and-adobe-acrobat-update.html http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2010/01/adobe-readeracrobat-critical-update.html http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2009/10/adobe-reader-and-acrobat-critical.html http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2009/05/critical-update-adobe-reader-and.html http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2009/12/critical-adobe-pdf-vulnerability.html http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2010/01/adobe-readeracrobat-critical-update.html http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa09-07.html To see a complete list of current updates for Adobe…

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