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Foxit Enterprise Reader 5.1 Series (English) (Requires wpkg.js 1.2.1 RC20 or newer)[edit]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        xmlns:packages="" xmlns:wpkg="" xmlns:xsi=""
        xsi:schemaLocation=" ../xsd/packages.xsd" >
  name="Foxit Reader" 
    <variable name="version" value="" />
    <variable name="filename" value="EnterpriseFoxitReader511.1111_enu.msi" />
    <check type="uninstall" condition="versiongreaterorequal" path="Foxit Reader" value="%version%" />
    <install cmd='msiexec /i "%SOFTWARE%\FoxitReader\%filename%" DESKTOP_SHORTCUT="0" MAKEDEFAULT="1" VIEWINBROWSER="0" /passive /norestart /qn' />
    <upgrade cmd='msiexec /i "%SOFTWARE%\FoxitReader\%filename%" DESKTOP_SHORTCUT="0" MAKEDEFAULT="1" VIEWINBROWSER="0" /passive /norestart /qn' />
    <remove cmd='msiexec /x {BB5B5E16-45EA-4F4E-9977-10BF95CBEA1C} /passive /norestart /qn' />

MSI for Version 4[edit]

Anyone know where to get the MSI for version 4? It doesn't seem to be available from the 'More Download' page.

You have to request it from . I did not try this though, probably their sales department is going to empty their advertising can out over you.
In other news the free EXE-installer from their website now phones home, specifically it extracts a file called "AskInstallChecker.exe" which in turn sends a HTTP request to "", transmits some data like version and ID to and then decides whether to install the dreaded ask toolbar based on the response of the webserver. Unfortunately this makes the setup less predictable and more difficult to automate. The MSI installer does not include the toolbar stuff.
The best idea is probably to block the whole network ( - in your corporate firewall, since I never heard of anyone who volunatrily visited their websites anyway.
I requested a free Enterprise MSI from the page mentioned above. I received a response the next day (10/11/2010):
Thank you for your support of the Foxit Reader.
Foxit Reader 4.2 for enterprise deployment has not yet been released, it is expected later this month; however, you can download the Foxit Reader 4.1.1 .msi package at:
You will be notified by email when Foxit Reader 4.2 is available for download.
The links on the main page ( are the same as what was emailed to me. I suggest using a corporate email address for requests, as personal emails may be denied (that's what Adobe does).

Parameters EXE installer of version 4.1[edit]

Extracted from the seup:

<Setup package fullpath> /Option

Install Options
/d Install the program as default.
/p Set installation file path.
/allow Set "only allow" function, followed with one selectable option parameter at least.
/disallow Set "do not allow" function, followed with one selectable option parameter at least.

Optional Options
/dt Set the desktop shortcut.
/sm Set the Start menu shortcut.
/ql Set the quick launch shortcut.
/a Installation for all users.
/register Set Foxit Reader as the default PDF viewer.
/fp Install Firefox Plug-in.

/ebay Create desktop, quick launch and start menu icon to eBay.
/foxitbar Install Foxit Search bar.


Foxit Reader cannot be removed with that configuration