Dealing with TeXnicCenter and PDF’s (in short: use sumatra)

TeXnicCenter logoSo, I have just spend a while struggling with understanding why my present TeXnicCenter installation won’t open files in Adobe Acrobat Reader X – it has, for years, worked on and off, with no apparent reason for being in either state. Once upon a time, a simple reboot would allow me to once again access the pdf-output directly.

 However, those days are gone and I decided to actively try to understand the issue.
 After having googled far and wide, I discovered a very interesting discussion at adobe’s website: