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Install Adobe Acrobat X Pro from the UW Network

NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.


The University of Wyoming is a program member of Adobes Open Options Contractual Licensing Program (CLP). As a member, UW is able to secure volume pricing on various Adobe products. This significantly reduces the costs incurred by UW departments and colleges. Further information on this program, product descriptions and pricing, the eligibility requirements, and the necessary steps for attaining a license to a specific Adobe  product can be found on the UW Adobe CLP License Web page (

For ease of installation of some Adobe applications, Information Technology (IT) provides network installation points. These network locations are restricted to UWYO domain accounts. Adobe applications are fee-based, so access to the network location will not be granted until a departmental IDR  or procurement care (P-card) payment is received by IT.

Minimum System Requirements for Adobe Acrobat X Pro

  • 1.3GHz processor or equivalent
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Server 2003 (32 bit and 64 bit; Service Pack 2 required for 64 bit); Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Vista Home Basic or Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.5 or 3.6
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1.9GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x576 screen resolution
  • Network connection


Before starting this procedure, it is recommended that all open documents be saved and any open applications be closed.

  1. Accessing the network installation point for Adobe Acrobat X Pro

    1. Click the Start menu button, and click in the Search program and file box (or click Run in Windows XP).
    2. In the Search program and files box (or the Run window), type \\\AdobeAcrobatXPro$\AcrobatPro_10_Web_WWEFD.exe and press Enter.

      NOTE: Make sure that you have typed the correct slashes (i.e. \ and not /).
      Search window
    3. If you get a Security Warning screen, click Run.
      Security Warning window
    4. In the Folder Location window, click Next.
      Folder Location window
    5. In the Files Are Ready window, verify Launch Adobe Acrobat X is checked and click Finish.
      Files Are Ready window
    6. If a User Account Control window opens, click Yes.
      User Account Control window
  2. Installing Adobe Acrobat X Pro

    1. In the Setup window, select English (United States) and click OK.
      Setup window
    2. In the Adobe Acrobat X Pro window, click Next.
      Adobe Acrobat X Pro Setup window
    3. In the Customer Information window, enter your name, your department, and the serial number issued to you upon payment for the Adobe Acrobat Professional X license, and click Next.
      Customer Information window
    4. In the Setup Type window, select the installation type you prefer and click Next.

      NOTE: Selecting Complete will install all applications and components in their entirety to your computer, which is recommended for Adobe Acrobat X Pro, especially for computers that may not always be connected to the UW network. Selecting Custom will allow you to install only the specific applications or components that you need. Selecting Typical will install only the most common components for Adobe Acrobat X Pro. If you select Typical or Custom, be aware that in the future if you need to use a component you do not select, you must be connected to the UW network in order for the component to be installed.
      Setup Type window
    5. In the Destination Folder window click Next.
      Destination Folder window
    6. In the Ready to Install the Program window, click Install.
      Ready to Install Program window
    7. In the Setup Completed window click Finish.
      Setup Complete window
  3. Accessing Adobe Acrobat X Pro

    1. To access Adobe Acrobat X Pro, click the Windows Start button, All Programs, Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
    2. The first time accessing Adobe Acrobat X Pro, an Adobe Software License Agreement window will appear. Click Accept.
      License Agreement window


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Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
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