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New: Zoom 5.0.24046

Zoom 5.0.24046
Video conferencing, online meetings, and cross platform group chat

This package includes a WSUS deployable CAB file, complete with deployment and reporting rules

  • Install Zoom
    • Configure the customer’s single sign-on (SSO) URL
    • Configure the customer’s login domain
    • Set the client to start silently and automatically
    • Set the client to start minimized to the system tray
    • Disable automatic updates, because they are not always silent
    • Suppress the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Disable the ability to login with Google
    • Disable the ability to login with Facebook
    • Add a firewall exception to avoid a UAC prompt at logon
    • Set the default login type to SSO, if configured
    • Enable HD video by default
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New: Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.371

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.371
Stream Flash video and audio within your web browser

This package includes a WSUS deployable CAB file, complete with deployment and reporting rules

  • Install Flash Player for NPAPI applications such as Firefox and Netscape
  • Install Flash Player for PPAPI applications such as Opera and Chromium-based browsers
  • Install Flash Player for Internet Explorer, only on Windows 7 or earlier
    • Beginning with Windows 8, Adobe Flash is included with Internet Explorer and updated through the Windows Update service
  • Disable automatic updates, only on domain joined systems
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New: Adobe Acrobat DC 20.009.20063

Adobe Acrobat DC 20.009.20063
Create, view, manipulate, and manage PDF files

Now sets itself as the default PDF app, only for new user profiles

  • Abort the installation if Acrobat is running
  • Install Acrobat DC
    • Install update 20.009.20063
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Disable the installation of the Adobe Send & Track Outlook add-in
      • This feature stores documents on Adobe’s servers
    • Disable the installation of all web browser extensions
    • Disable product usage information sharing with Adobe
    • Disable the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Enable Protected View for files from potentially unsafe locations
    • Disable automatic updates
    • Disable Upsell (prompts to upgrade the product)
    • Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud services
    • Disable preference synchronization across devices
    • Disable third party connectors such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
    • Disable the installation of the Adobe ARM (update) service
  • Set Acrobat as the default PDF app, only for new user profiles
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New: Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 17.011.30171

Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 17.011.30171
Create, view, manipulate, and automate management of PDF files.
Classic track: Features only change with a major release.

  • Abort the installation if Acrobat is running
  • Install Acrobat Pro
    • Install update 17.011.30171
    • Grant an “Offline Exception” for the customer’s license key and disable registration
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Suppress the installation of all plugins for web browsers and Microsoft Office
    • Disable product usage information sharing with Adobe
    • Suppress the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Enable Protected View for files from potentially unsafe locations
    • Disable automatic updates
    • Disable Upsell (prompts to upgrade the product)
    • Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud services
    • Disable preference synchronization across devices
    • Disable third party connectors such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
    • Suppress the installation of the Adobe ARM (update) service
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New: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC MUI 20.009.20063

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC MUI 20.009.20063
View, print, and annotate PDF files with multilingual support

Now sets itself as the default PDF app, only for new user profiles

This package includes a WSUS deployable CAB file, complete with deployment and reporting rules

  • Abort the installation if Acrobat Reader is running
  • Uninstall older versions and components of Acrobat Reader
  • Install Acrobat Reader
    • Install update 20.009.20063
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Disable product usage information sharing with Adobe
    • Suppress the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Disable automatic updates, only on domain joined systems
    • Disable Upsell (prompts to upgrade the product)
    • Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud services
    • Disable preference synchronization across devices
    • Disable third party connectors such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
    • Suppress the installation of the Adobe ARM (update) service, only on domain joined systems
  • Set Acrobat Reader as the default PDF app, only for new user profiles
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New: Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017 MUI 17.011.30171

Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017 MUI 17.011.30171
View, print, and annotate PDF files with multilingual support.
Classic track: Features only change with a major release.

This package includes a WSUS deployable CAB file, complete with deployment and reporting rules

  • Abort the installation if Acrobat Reader is running
  • Uninstall older versions and components of Acrobat Reader
  • Install Acrobat Reader
    • Install update 17.011.30171
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Disable product usage information sharing with Adobe
    • Suppress the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Disable automatic updates, only on domain joined systems
    • Disable Upsell (prompts to upgrade the product)
    • Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud services
    • Disable preference synchronization across devices
    • Disable third party connectors such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
    • Suppress the installation of the Adobe ARM (update) service, only on domain joined systems
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New: Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017 17.011.30171

Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017 17.011.30171
Create, view, manipulate, and manage PDF files.
Classic track: Features only change with a major release.

  • Abort the installation if Acrobat is running
  • Install Acrobat Standard Install update 17.011.30171
    • Grant an “Offline Exception” for the customer’s license key and disable registration
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Suppress the installation of all plugins for web browsers and Microsoft Office
    • Disable product usage information sharing with Adobe
    • Suppress the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Enable Protected View for files from potentially unsafe locations
    • Disable automatic updates
    • Disable Upsell (prompts to upgrade the product)
    • Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud services
    • Disable preference synchronization across devices
    • Disable third party connectors such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
    • Suppress the installation of the Adobe ARM (update) service
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New: Google Chrome 81.0.4044.138

Google Chrome 81.0.4044.138
A web browser developed by Google

Now sets itself as the default web browser, only for new user profiles

  • Abort the installation if Chrome is running
  • Choose the installer based on the OS architecture
  • Install Chrome
  • Delete the desktop shortcut
  • Accept the software license agreement
  • Disable the first run user interface
  • Disable the welcome page
  • Enable the import of bookmarks from the default browser on first run
  • Enable the import of the homepage from the default browser on first run
  • Disable the creation of the desktop shortcut on first run
  • Disable the creation of the Quick Launch shortcut on first run
  • Disable the creation of the taskbar shortcut on first run
  • Set Chrome as the default web browser, only for new user profiles
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Updated: Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus 1908 16.0.11929.20648

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus 1908 16.0.11929.20648
A suite of productivity apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, and Teams

Updated Office setup.exe to the latest version
Now installs the 64-bit edition on systems with 4 GB RAM or less, for company-wide consistency
Updated the Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) to the latest version

  • Abort the installation if any Office apps are running, which would block the install
    • We should not force-close apps, because data loss may occur
  • Remove any other installations of Office
  • Remove incompatible MSI installations of Office products
  • Install Office 365 ProPlus
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Choose the installation architecture, based on the OS architecture
    • Set feature updates to “semi-annual”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • Suppress setting Bing as the default search engine
    • Exclude the old OneDrive (Groove.exe) client, in favor of the new OneDrive Desktop (OneDrive.exe) client
    • Exclude Teams, in favor of a standalone package where we have additional installation options
    • Enable shared computer activation, only on servers with the Remote Desktop Services role
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable telemetry data collection
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
  • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful
  • Enable the Excel Analysis Add-In for all users
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