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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0

Don’t DO it!!!! In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Adobe’s realease 9.0 of acrobat reader cause lots of problems. Known issue #1 - In Vista with IE 7 and a normal user, Reader won’t launch inline in the IE browser window - it just hangs with a blank page. The work around for this has been to turn off the browser integration so Reader launches in it’s own window.

Known Issue #2 - If you have redirected your Application Data folder to a network share, 9.0 has a hissy fit and errors out on open.

The fix to all of this??? why it’s Acrobat reader 9.1 of course! Just another example of why you should be very cautious with dot zero releases. And, cynically, another example of the rediculous buggy bloat that is all things adobe. Yes Adobe seems to be contending with the king of bloat (MS) for the crown. I think they might even get it very soon!

PS: Version 9.1 does indeed fix both of the problems.  HOWEVER, it unintentionally breaks it’s self again.  Or more correctly, it tries to use something that is broken in Vista.  so, when you install 9.1, make sure to install hot fix 228839  available here: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=955555&kbln=en-us

This fixes a problem that shows up when you are using roaming or mandatory profiles and Vista doesn’t create all of the local temp folders.  It’s especially bad if you clear the cached profiles at logout.

Gone insane yet??????

More insanity…

Ok, so the hotfix listed above does indeed fix the problem.  But ONLY for VISTA SP1 !!!  The hot fix won’t install in SP2.  Not only that, but if you do have the hotfix installed (or any other hotfix for that matter) SP2 won’t install via WSUS.  AND MS broke the Local/Low folder generation for situations of folder redirection in SP2 again.  So, basically I give up waiting for MS to fix this and keep it fixed so if you just add the following line to your logon scripts it will create the missing folder if  the logon process doesn’t.  Maybe some day MS will get their head out of their A@# and actually get this fixed (Yes this has been frustrating).

If not exist %userprofile%\appdata\locallow md %userprofile%\appdata\LocalLow

 

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