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How to turn off ConnectedPDF (cPDF)?

Use Preferences (for End Users)

Use the GPO Template (for Admins)

Use XML file (for Admins)

Use Registry (for Admins)

Use MST file with MSI Installer (for Admins)

Use Command Line with MSI Installer (for Admins)


Use Preferences (for End Users)

Inside Foxit PhantomPDF/Reader, go to File > Preferences > General, check the option “Disable ConnectedPDF Features”, click on Ok to apply the change.

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Check if the ConnectedPDF service has been stopped, do the following. Take PhantomPDF as an example.

  1. Open Task Manager

  2. Open Services

  3. Find FoxitPhantomServices, see if it was stopped. If not, follow steps illustrated in the image below to stop the service.

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Use the GPO Template (for Admins)

If you typically use GPO templates to define what settings will be affected, you can use GPO template to disable cPDF features. This site lists all available GPO templates, pick up and download the appropriate one that matches with your current program version. Once you have the GPO template set in place, implement the following steps.

1. Open Group Policy Editor, go to Computer or User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) -> Foxit PhanotomPDF 8.0 -> ConnectedPDF -> double click on Disable ConnectedcPDF Features -> check the option Enable -> click on Ok to apply the change.

2. Stop Foxit Service:

    1) Open Command Prompt.

    2) Type the following: 

     net stop FoxitPhantomService OR net stop FoxitReaderService

     Sc config foxitPhantomSerivce start=disabled OR Sc config foxitReaderSerivce start=disabled

Use XML file (for Admins)

 If you typically use an XML file to force settings on users, you can create and distribute an XML file to a dedicated folder on Users’ machines to turn cPDF features off.  Below are the steps:

Create and Apply an XML File

1. Follow here to download an appropriate XML Editor.

2. Open XML Editor, go to Preferences tab, check the option “Disable ConnectedPDF Feature”, click on Export to create an XML file. The default name would be “ProfStore.xml”. If you already have a ProfStore.xml file, import it by clicking on Import button.

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3. Distribute the XML file into “C:Program Files (x86)Foxit SoftwareFoxit PhantomPDFProfStore”.

4. Restart PhantomPDF, cPDF features shall have been disabled.

Stop Foxit Service:

    1) Open Command Prompt.

    2) Type the following: 

     net stop FoxitPhantomService OR net stop FoxitReaderService

     Sc config foxitPhantomSerivce start=disabled OR Sc config foxitReaderSerivce start=disabled

Use Registry (for Admins)

You can also use registry to disable Connected PDF features. Below are the steps:

1. Open Registry Editor.

2. Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Foxit Software\Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0\ConnectedPDF" or  "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader 8.0\ConnectedPDF"

3. Change the Value Data for DisablecPDF to 1. 0 represents Enabled, 1 represents Disabled. 

Use MST file with MSI Installer (for Admins)

 If you want to disable cPDF features when deploying with MSI installer file, you can use the MST file to implement it.

1. Follow here to download an appropriate version of Foxit Customization Tool (FCT).

2. Run  FCT, click on File to open the appropriate MSI installer file.

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3. In the General tab, click on Browse button under Replace ProfStore.xml to add the XML file (ProfStore .XML). See Use XML file section for how to create an XML file.

4. Everything is done, click on File > Save to save current settings as .mst file.

5. Use the following command to apply MST file

     msiexec /i Setup.msi TRANSFORMS=xxx.mst

 Note: cPDF service may be still run in the background. You can disable it by launching Command Prompt, and type  the following to stop service:

  • net stop FoxitPhantomService OR net stop FoxitReaderService

  •  Sc config foxitPhantomSerivce start=disabled OR Sc config foxitReaderSerivce start=disabled

Use Command Line with MSI Installer (for Admins)

If you want to disable cPDF features when deploying with MSI installer file via command line, you can use the command line utility to implement it.

usage: 

msiexec /i "setup.msi" /quiet CPDF_DISABLE="1" 

The value of 1 represents Disabled. For more information about MSI installer properties, click here.

 


   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   


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