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    Hello All,

    Does anyone have a group policy file for controling all preferences of Foxit Reader? I would like to deploy foxit in our terminal server environment but can not unless I have a way to manage GPO for all user settings and lock down the settings for everyone.

    I know a company like policypak.com offers a software for it but it's an over kill just to manage one particular application... all my other apps already managed through GPOs.

    Thank you,
    FB

  • #2
    Command-line for installation is:
    msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter] [PROPERTY=PropertyValue]
    For detailed information on msiexec.exe options, required parameters, and optional
    parameters, type msiexec on the command line or visit Microsoft TechNet help center.

    Public Properties of the Foxit Reader MSI installation package.

    Foxit Reader installation properties supplement the standard MSI public properties
    to give administrators greater control over the installation of the application.

    For the complete list of standard public properties please refer to: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/libr...05(VS.85).aspx

    The Foxit Reader properties are:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ADDLOCAL <list of features> The value of the ADDLOCAL property is a comma delimited list of features which the installation of Foxit Reader will make available locally. Foxit Reader installer defines the following features:
    FX_PDFVIEWER - Foxit PDF Viewer and its components;
    FX_FIREFOXPLUGIN - Plugin which is used for opening PDF files in Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Chrome browsers. This feature requires FX_PDFVIEWER feature to be installed.
    FX_SE - Plugins for Windows Explorer and Windows shell. These extensions allow viewing PDF thumbnails into Windows Explorer, handling preview of PDF files into Windows Vista and Office 2007. This feature requires FX_PDFVIEWER feature to be installed.
    INSTALLLOCATION Specifies the folder where products will be installed.

    MAKEDEFAULT Default value of "1", Foxit Reader will be set as default application for PDF files.
    VIEW_IN_BROWSER Default value of "1", Foxit Reader will be configured to open PDF files inside browsers.
    DESKTOP_SHORTCUT Default value of "1", installer will place shortcut for installed application on Desktop.
    STARTMENU_SHORTCUT Default value of "1", installer will create program menu group for installed application and their components.
    LAUNCHCHECKDEFAULT Default value of "1", Foxit Reader will check if the Reader is the default reader when launching.
    SAFEMODE Default value of "1", Foxit Reader will run in the Safe Reading Mode.

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    • #3
      Richell, I think you missed the question. Where's the Foxit Reader.adm file as mentioned in the GPO Users Guide:
      Right-click the management template and choose Add/Remove Template in the context menu. In the opened dialogue box, add the group policy template of Foxit Reader (Foxit Reader.adm). The Foxit Corporation template will appear in the left navigation pane and you can set its template preferences.
      Thanks

      Originally posted by richell_huang View Post
      Command-line for installation is:
      msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter] [PROPERTY=PropertyValue]
      For detailed information on msiexec.exe options, required parameters, and optional
      parameters, type msiexec on the command line or visit Microsoft TechNet help center.

      Public Properties of the Foxit Reader MSI installation package.

      Foxit Reader installation properties supplement the standard MSI public properties
      to give administrators greater control over the installation of the application.

      For the complete list of standard public properties please refer to: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/libr...05(VS.85).aspx

      The Foxit Reader properties are:
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      ADDLOCAL <list of features> The value of the ADDLOCAL property is a comma delimited list of features which the installation of Foxit Reader will make available locally. Foxit Reader installer defines the following features:
      FX_PDFVIEWER - Foxit PDF Viewer and its components;
      FX_FIREFOXPLUGIN - Plugin which is used for opening PDF files in Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Chrome browsers. This feature requires FX_PDFVIEWER feature to be installed.
      FX_SE - Plugins for Windows Explorer and Windows shell. These extensions allow viewing PDF thumbnails into Windows Explorer, handling preview of PDF files into Windows Vista and Office 2007. This feature requires FX_PDFVIEWER feature to be installed.
      INSTALLLOCATION Specifies the folder where products will be installed.

      MAKEDEFAULT Default value of "1", Foxit Reader will be set as default application for PDF files.
      VIEW_IN_BROWSER Default value of "1", Foxit Reader will be configured to open PDF files inside browsers.
      DESKTOP_SHORTCUT Default value of "1", installer will place shortcut for installed application on Desktop.
      STARTMENU_SHORTCUT Default value of "1", installer will create program menu group for installed application and their components.
      LAUNCHCHECKDEFAULT Default value of "1", Foxit Reader will check if the Reader is the default reader when launching.
      SAFEMODE Default value of "1", Foxit Reader will run in the Safe Reading Mode.

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      • #4
        Jokester, I too would like that adm reference explained or better still a link to the download.

        Originally posted by ammaross View Post
        Richell, I think you missed the question. Where's the Foxit Reader.adm file as mentioned in the GPO Users Guide:


        Thanks

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        • brudisail
          brudisail commented
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          I have another idea for you as far as GPO templates for Foxit Reader. A product called PolicyPak provides GPO templates called PAKs for over a hundred third party applications that integrate directly with your GP Editor on your GPO management computer. Super easy to configure and requires no additional hardware. They have a trial mode and community mode that are both FREE! It even allows you to lock down the application settings within the registry and/or disable them on the application interface, both of which prevent users from modifying your delivered settings at all. Yes, this is a commercial solution but you can try it for free and it does the job. You can read more about Foxit and PolicyPak here

          http://www.policypak.com/products/ma...up-policy.html

          Brad
          (PolicyPak Software)

      • #5
        Hi all,
        Thanks for your interest in foxit reader GPO configuration. Please download the GPO template from the link below:
        http://cdn04.foxitsoftware.com/pub/f...0.0423_enu.adm

        Regarding how to deploy GPO,please refer to user manaul from the link below:
        http://cdn05.foxitsoftware.com/pub/f...GPO_Manual.pdf

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