I got a copy of Acrobat 9 Standard with my new Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner, and I ran into a weird issue when trying to update it to the latest version. The fix ended up being pretty simple but it took me a while to figure out, so as with my previous post, I’m recording it here for the benefit of folks searching for how to resolve the error. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the particular error, but I’m running Win7 64-bit for reference.
After going to Help -> Check for Updates, you get a popup saying that “A new version of the Adobe Updater is available for installation.” Click OK, it runs a batch script of some kind, and then Adobe Updater Install Manager (a.k.a. AdobeUpdateInstallMgr.exe) crashes and dies.
The simple solution: install the Adobe Updater thingy manually from here. If you’re starting from 9.0 you’ll then go from there to 9.2 and then 9.4.5. It’s a bit of a process
Incidentally, the scanner is made of pure shiny awesome. I’ve turned literally 2 feet of course readers from my undergrad into searchable bits. Amazing.