Having numerous computers in a network with restricted rights gives a system administrator the ability to install programs on subordinate PCs. One of the programs many people need in work with lately is the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Surely the program works only on computers featuring the Windows system with network ability such as Me/NT/XP excluding 2000 for some unknown reason. The installation file is as small as the time spent on installing the program and before entering the software you have to specify names or IPs of computers you are to install the Acrobat Reader into. It's a helpful feature though not a must for you can always browse through computers in your network manually or automatically configure them by clicking the Enumerate LAN button. The funniest thing is that you have to have the Acrobat Reader installed on your PC since the help file to the program is in the PDF format. Another strange feature is an image of a couple of faces from some space-oriented movie shown when you enter the program. It also seems that the software's designer didn't use his imagination and ideas at all since the whole program interface has absolutely the same structure as the Microsoft Outlook with the heavy domination of blue color. It is also not always wise to delete the former version of the Acrobat Reader and the program takes it into account with the ability to configure the whole installation. The program seems to be OK but consider that its use is limited just to networks.
What's new in version 6.x
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedAugust 8, 2003
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Acrobat Reader Deploy is a deployment tool to multi-install Acrobat Reader to NT4/Me/XP computers instantly from a workstation. Install kit is made by reading information from a computer with the version 6.x of Acrobat Reader installed. LAN computers are auto discovered and target computers are dragged to a machine queue and with a push of a button the deployment is executed fast and silently without disturbing the users.