Apr 9, 2013 at 6:38 PM
Edited Apr 9, 2013 at 6:51 PM
First, ensure you make difference between :
* Adobe Reader : For reading PDF.
* Adobe Acrobat : For creating PDF.
Second, "Adobe Reader XI deployment guide" is a special deployment procedure and you do not have to follow it. In Addition, I think that "Customization Wizard" does not exist for version 9 (only starting with X).
If a computer have already Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, you can update it by deploying an .msp file (Patch file). Patch files are lighter than full files. You can download it here :
* [Adobe Reader](ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/)
* [Adobe Acrobat](ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/9.x/)
If you want to deploy 9.5.4 everywhere there is a 9.5.3, leave "installed rule" and "installable rule" empty. Wsus will use .msp metadata to generate it automatically.
Once you have publish the update, do not approve it immediately. Select the vendor of the update in the left pane. Select the update in the upper right pane. On the "Status" tab, select a computers group. Select some computers in the lower right pane.
Then right click on these computers and choose "Send DetectNow". Wait 1 minute, to let these computers to check if they need this update. Then, on the same computers, right click and choose "Send ReportNow". Wait 30 secondes, to let the
server processing these answers.
Verify, that computers who need the update, report as "Not Installed". And computers that do not need this update, report as "Not Applicable".
If you have a test group in your Wsus, approve this update for installation in this group. Wait 30 seconds, and send a "DetectNow". Depending of your computers configuration, they will download and install the update or wait for the user to click
Once some computers have installed the update, check that the software work reliably.
If you are satisfied with this update, you can apply it to other groups
Note : 9.5 is a pretty old release. If you're talking about Adobe Reader, consider an upgrade to the latest release (11.0.2).
If you have any problem for publishing, testing, installing, don't hesitate to contact me.