As you may have seen, we announced that App-V 5.0 SP1 is now available as part of MDOP 2013. In our many conversations at MMS a few weeks ago, we heard a lot of excitement around 5.0 SP1 as many of you are evaluating 5.0 alongside your 4.6 deployments. We also heard at MMS and over the past few years that one of the most popular applications to sequence on App-V 4.6 is Adobe Reader. With this in mind, the App-V team has partnered with Adobe to see how we can make Sequencing Adobe Reader even easier. That partnership has produced its first result and we are happy to announce that you can now get a Package Accelerator for Acrobat Reader 11 that is officially supported by Adobe in the App-V TechNet gallery.
The 11.0.01 update of Adobe Reader includes two tools to help virtualize the application on the Microsoft App-V platform. These tools include a Package Accelerator and an App-V Reader MSI, which installs a few DLLs and creates some registry entries to support shell extensions, browser integration, and PDF ownership.
The Adobe Reader Package Accelerator can be downloaded from the following location: http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.00/AppV/AdbeRdr11000_MUI_PA.cab
The associated tools can be downloaded from the following location: http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.01/AppV/AdbeRdr11001_AppV.msi
For deployment details, refer to the App-V documentation in the Acrobat Enterprise Toolkit at http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/appv.html.