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 2020.009.20063.

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. SCCM-Adobe10Install1
  3. Create a text file called install.cmd and add the following information:
  4. @echo off
    REM  Installs Adobe Reader DC and disables autoupdate checking
    REM 23/06/2020
    echo --------------------------------------------------------
    echo .
    echo .
    echo Installing Adobe Reader DC silently
    "%~dp0AcroRdrDC2000920063_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
  5. Copy the installer file and install.cmd to your software package share
  6. SCCM-Adobe10Install2
  7. 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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