Cognos Controller 10.1
Adobe Reader 10
When Cognos Controller user run a standard report, and it show fine in HTML.
Then user change to view it in Adobe Reader PDF format, then they only get a progress bar and the PDF does not show.
PDF report does not show - user see a progress bar instead.
Adobe Reader 10 is not supported by Cognos Controller 10.1
More information here
Start Adobe Reader X on the client computer and under menu
edit - preferences
select general dialog
uncheck "Enable Protected Mode at startup"
Then start Cognos Controller Client, and test a standard report again.
This change is saved per user on the client, so the best is if the IT department can roll out this change of Adobe Reader with a GPO.