How to install Adobe Reader XI silently using SCCM

The following process shows how to create a silent install of Adobe Reader DC for distributing with a software distribution tool like SCCM.

It was last tested with Adobe Reader DC 2018.011.20055.

It does the following tasks:

  • Silently installs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
    • Agree to license
    • Accept EULA agreement
    • Disable automatic updates
Having troubles with the instructions? Take a look at the example download.
Full Download:
  1. Download the latest installer from
  2. Create a text file called install.cmd and add the following information:
  3. @echo off
    REM  Installs Adobe Reader DC and disables autoupdate checking
    REM 14/07/2018
    echo --------------------------------------------------------
    echo .
    echo .
    echo Installing Adobe Reader DC silently
    "%~dp0AcroRdrDC1801120055_en_US.exe" /sAll /rs /msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES
    echo disable auto updates
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\policies\adobe\acrobat reader\10.0\featurelockdown" /v bUpdater /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f
  4. Copy the installer file and install.cmd to your software package share
  5. You can now create your SCCM package or deploy the software by using install.cmd



For more information on creating SCCM packages see distribute software using SCCM

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2 comments on “How to install Adobe Reader XI silently using SCCM

  1. I have used the adobe customization wizard and have a file saved with my options… but now how do I use package deployment to make it all happen? so what is my install.cmd file to look like?

  2. I am wanting to deploy adobe reader dc using sccm package deployment. all I am reading about is application deployment. what is the steps for that?

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