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How to turn off ConnectedPDF (cPDF) ?

Manually Disabling cPDF specific plugins (for End Users)

Use GPO (for Admins)

Use XML file (for Admins)

Use MST file with MSI Installer (for Admins)

Manually Disabling cPDF specific plugins (for End Users)

1.       Open Foxit program, go to Help menu > About Foxit Plug-Ins, find dedicated plugins “ ConnectedPDF DRM, CPDFOCLink and ConnectedPDF”, click on the disable icon to disable them.

How to turn off ConnectedPDF

2.       Open the Run dialog box, type services.msc to open Windows Services console.

How to turn off ConnectedPDF

Double click on the Foxit Reader/ Phantom Service to open the Properties dialog. Set Start-up type to Disabled, click on Apply and lick on Stop.    

 

How to turn off ConnectedPDF

Use GPO (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 http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/GPO/enu/ lists all available GPO templates, pick up and download an appropriate file 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’ machine to turn cPDF features off.  Below are 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.

How to turn off ConnectedPDF

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) Type the following: 
     
     net stop FoxitPhantomService OR net stop FoxitReaderService

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

Use MST file with MSI Installer (for Admins)

If you want to disable cPDF features when deploying 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.

How to turn off ConnectedPDF

 

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 creating 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 running in the background. You can disable it by launching Command Prompt, and type  the following stop service:

  • net stop FoxitPhantomService OR net stop FoxitReaderService

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

   

 

   

   

   

   

   


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