Another in the long list of annoying Adobe issues is the “Error 1327.Invalid Drive: [drive letter] while installing or updating Adobe Acrobat” error. It comes up when installing Adobe Acrobat 9 or Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or X on Windows 7 Enterprise on machines with mapped network drives. It may also come up with other versions of Windows 7. I don’t know if it’s an issue on machines with multiple physical or logical drives (E, F, G, etc.).
It has not been a major issue for me because I have found that installing with the local admin profile which doesn’t map drives works. I don’t know what happens if it tries to auto-update on the profiles with mapped drives. Users aren’t permitted to update software, so it shouldn’t be an issue there. I also suspect that this won’t be an issue if you dump software using a tool.
Adobe has a KB article about it here.
Dealing with Adobe’s freebee products has always been a pain. This goes back to the Macromedia days. It periodically and unpredictably stops working because it needs to update. This process has always been annoying, but manageable when I could just download the installer.
Now Adobe forces you to install a “Download Manager.” The installation of the “Download Manager” is slow on its own, but the installation of the software I ACTUALLY WANT (ughhhh) is even slower. It takes several minutes to install PDF Reader and Flash instead of seconds without the Download Manager.
Adobe is wasting peoples time with this Download Manager scheme. I am a lot more sympathetic to Steve Jobs view of Flash than I used to be.
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