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V-65785

Adobe Reader DC must disable the Adobe Repair Installation.

Finding ID
ARDC-CL-000070
Rule ID
SV-80275r1_rule80275r2_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000141
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

When Repair Installation is disabled the user does not have the option (Help Menu) or functional to repair an Adobe Reader DC install.

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: For 32 bit: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\Installer For 64 bit: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\Installer Value Name: DisableMaintenance Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration > Administrative Template > Adobe Reader DC Classic > Preferences > Help > 'Repair Installation on 32/64 bit' to 'Disabled'. This policy setting requires the installation of the AcrobatDCClassic custom templates included with the STIG package. "AcrobatDCClassic.admx" and "AcrobatDCClassic.adml" must be copied to the \Windows\PolicyDefinitions and \Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US directories respectively.

Check Content

Verify the following registry configuration: Utilizing the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: For 32 bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\Installer For 64 bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\Installer Value Name: DisableMaintenance Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 If the value for DisableMaintenance is not set to “1” and Type configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, then this is a finding. GUI path: Help > Verify the option 'Repair Installation' is greyed out (locked). If the option is not greyed out, this is a finding. Admin Template path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Template > Adobe Reader DC Classic > Preferences > Help > 'Repair Installation on 32/64 bit' must be set to 'Disabled'. This policy setting requires the installation of the AcrobatDCClassic custom templates included with the STIG package. "AcrobatDCClassic.admx" and "AcrobatDCClassic.adml" must be copied to the \Windows\PolicyDefinitions and \Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US directories respectively.