Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide

Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide
ADOBE® APPLICATION MANAGER ENTERPRISE
EDITION
ENTERPRISE
DEPLOYMENT GUIDE
Adobe® Application Manager Enterprise Edition Release 3.0
Document Version 3.0 Document Date: May 2012
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Adobe® Application Manager Enterprise Edition Enterprise Deployment Guide
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Contents
About Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Using this Guide with Different AAMEE Versions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
About Enterprise Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
How are products deployed in an enterprise? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Advantages of Adobe deployment packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Adobe package limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
The enterprise deployment process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
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Using Adobe Application Manager 3.0 for Enterprise Deployment of Creative Suite 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Deployment tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Preparing for package creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Additional components available with AAMEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adobe Update Server Setup Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Codename eXceptions Deployer Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Codename Remote Update Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Deployment packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Workflow options for package creation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Package Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating and Serializing AAMEE packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating a CS6 Installation Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Creating a Trial Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Creating a CS 6 Serialization File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
AAMEEPreferences.xml file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Installing packages in the Exceptions folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Application Manager logs and error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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Using the Adobe Application Manager 2.1 for Enterprise Deployment . . . . 35
Deployment tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System requirements for the Application Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing for package creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Vista and Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional components available with Application Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adobe Update Server Setup Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Deployment packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Workflow options for package creation and modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Package Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Creating deployment packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Difference between Product Update Names for DVD and Electronic Software Distribution—
Combination Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Creating an update-only package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Product Update Names for DVD and for Electronic Software Distribution —Update-only
Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Modifying an existing package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
AAMEEPreferences.xml file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Installing packages in the Exceptions folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Application Manager logs and error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Installing Products in the Exceptions Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
About Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packages in the Exception Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing packages on Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
List of Payloads in the Exceptions Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Payloads for CS5.5 and CS5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Payloads for CS6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading and installing components separately on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing AIR and Adobe HelpManager on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing packages on Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
List of Payloads in the Exceptions Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Payloads for CS6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading and installing components separately on Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing AIR and Adobe Help Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Deploying Adobe Acrobat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Acrobat Professional on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Acrobat Patch for Creative Suite 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Adobe Customization Wizard X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Custom Acrobat Transforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling Acrobat Professional on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Acrobat Professional on Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling Feature Lockdown on Mac OS after Applying Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing the FeatureLockDown File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Preparing for Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Preparing the input media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Providing product content from DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Providing product content from a product install folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying from multiple DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing updates for packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Planning for Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Identifying user groups and their needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making your package list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How products correlate to packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calculate your package count . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Name each package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
An Example Planning Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Package name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product / platform purchased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User group name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save-to location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product install folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OS support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration: product launch options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration: Conflict handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration: installation location options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration: updater options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Primary applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional shared components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example planning sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing shared components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Deploying Adobe Packages with ARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Allowing user to specify installation location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Package deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Update packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deploy using Copy Items and Send Unix Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling Adobe software with a deployment package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstall using Copy Items and Send Unix Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Deploying Adobe Packages with SCCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Creating an SCCM package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Create a new SCCM package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Create install and uninstall programs for the SCCM package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Creating installers and uninstallers for Exceptions components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Select distribution points for the SCCM package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Advertise the SCCM package programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Using the Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Syntax For Creative Suite 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Serializing a package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Unserializing a package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Serializing a package when a user is offline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Starting a trial for products that do not have a user interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Suppressing registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Serializing using Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Syntax For Creative Suite 5.5 and Creative Suite 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Description of Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
ReplaceSN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
unserialize option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
reserialize option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
MakeReplacementSN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Error Codes for Creative Suite 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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Error Codes for Creative Suite 5.5 and Creative Suite 5: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Product identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Locale Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Serialization Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Creative Suite 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Creative Suite 5.5 and Creative Suite 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
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Adobe Update Server Setup Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Using AUSST to set up your own update server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Migrating from AUSST 1.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Setting up an update server: at a glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Downloading the Adobe Update Server Setup Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Preparing a web server to use as the update server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Performing One-Time Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Verifying the set up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Setting up Client Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Generating client configuration files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Deploying client configuration files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Downloading updates from in-house update server on client machines running AAMEE 2.0 or later
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Synchronizing with the Adobe Update Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Incremental Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Forced Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Setting Up IIS Server for Use with AUSST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Setting up IIS Server 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Setting up IIS Server 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Ensure that the web server is set up correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Check network connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Ensure that there are no unwanted spaces in commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Specify full URLs with protocol and port number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Ensure that the location for storing the updates has write permission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Ensure that the client configuration files are generated correctly on the in-house server . . . . . . 132
Ensure that the client configuration files are deployed correctly on the client machines . . . . . . 132
Ensure that paths specified are absolute paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Use the force sync option if multiple updates are visible on client machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Use the force sync option if other troubleshooting steps fail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Perform a fresh install as a last resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Migrating from one in-house update server to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Setup and synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Updating client machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
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Using Adobe Codename Exceptions Deployer
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Background Information about Installation packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Packages in the Exception Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
On Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
On Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Sequence of installation of packages in the Exceptions folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Using Adobe Codename Exceptions Deployer to Deploy the Exception Payloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Codename Exceptions Deployer zip package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Requirements to run Codename Exceptions Deployer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Codename Exceptions Deployer syntax and description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Locales for different Acrobat configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Return values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Using the Codename Exceptions Deployer Man page on Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Codename Exceptions Deployer log file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
ExceptionDeployer.log on Windows: before deploying the main MSI file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
ExceptionDeployer.log on Mac OS: after deploying the main PKG file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
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Using Adobe Codename Remote Update Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Running Codename Remote Update Manager without AUSST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Running Codename Remote Update Manager with AUSST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Using Adobe Codename Remote Update Manager to Automatically Keep the Updates Current . .
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Setting up your environment before using Codename Remote Update Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Codename Remote Update Manager syntax and description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Return values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Codename Remote Update Manager log file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Checking for Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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Conflicting Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
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Adobe Help Manager – Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Adobe Help Manager Resources and Related Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Installing Adobe Help Manager with AAMEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Mac OS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
General Information and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Knowledge Base articles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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Third-Party Deployment Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Absolute Manage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Filewave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
JAMF Casper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
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About Adobe Application Manager Enterprise
Edition 3.0
You can use Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) 3.0 to create installation packages for
Adobe® Creative Suite® 6.
AAMEE 3.0 does not currently support installation of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 updates—that support will
be added in the AAMEE 3.1 release.
In addition to supporting Adobe® Creative Suite® 6, the AAMEE 3.1 release will also support the other
suites that the AAMEE 2.1 release supports, as noted in “Supported Suites” on page 35.
The following table illustrates the support included in the different AAMEE releases:
Release
Supports CS 6?
Supports CS 5.5,
CS5, and other
packages?
Supports updates?
No
Yes. See “Supported
Suites” on page 35.
Yes
AAMEE 3.0
Yes
No
No
AAMEE 3.1
(proposed)
Yes
Yes
Yes
AAMEE 2.1
Using this Guide with Different AAMEE Versions

Chapter 1, “Using Adobe Application Manager 3.0 for Enterprise Deployment of Creative Suite 6
explains how to create deployment packages for Creative Suite 6 using AAMEE 3.0.

Chapter 2, “Using the Adobe Application Manager 2.1 for Enterprise Deployment explains how to
create deployment packages for the supported suites using AAMEE 2.1.
Refer to Chapter 1 or Chapter 2depending on which version of AAMEE you are using. The rest of the
chapters are common to both the versions, except that the sections on updates of components will not be
applicable to AAMEE 3.0.
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About Enterprise Deployment
How are products deployed in an enterprise?
You can use Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition to create packages for the following supported
suites:

Adobe® Creative Suite® 6

Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5
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Adobe® Creative Suite® 5

Adobe® Technical Communication Suite 3.5

Adobe® eLearning Suite 2.5 (limited support)

Adobe® Acrobat® X Suite (limited support)
For more information, see “Supported Suites”.
The deployment packages and their related product install folders can be copied to multiple computers in
a single operation using compatible tools such as Apple Remote Desktop (ARD), Microsoft System Center
Configuration Manager (SCCM), third-party deployment vendors or open source projects.
While enterprise situations vary widely in the number of machines involved, how those machine are
connected and configured, how they are managed and accessed, and what their deployment framework
is, there are some fundamental characteristics they have in common. The information in this document set
assumes the following common characteristics:
1. User Groups — A given customer has more than one group of users. Each group uses a different set of
software applications to accomplish their jobs. Someone in the company determines which users
belong to which groups, and what applications each group needs.
2. Software Purchases — Someone in the company decides which products to buy to optimize product
coverage across all groups and minimize cost to the company. Adobe Creative Suite products come in
two forms: point products and suite products. This person decides which type of product to buy and
how many seats of each are needed. All products are purchased with a volume license. Volume
licenses for Adobe products are available directly from Adobe or from a reseller; serial numbers are
downloaded from the Adobe licensing web site.
3. Communication — The people who identify the user groups and make the software purchasing
decisions convey this information to the system administrators who install the software.
4. System Administrator Responsibilities — An administrator’s job is to take the install media for software
purchased by the company and put the correct set of applications on each user’s machine. In order to
do this, he must have the serial number for each product.
In order for the administrator to do his job, he must know what user groups have been identified,
which computers belong to each group, who is in each group, which set of applications each user
group needs, and how many copies of which products the company has purchased. Based on this, he
decides which serial number to use when installing an application for a user group.
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5. Media Type — Products in the supported suites come in two forms: product media (DVDs) and
product ESDs (electronic software distribution).
6. Configuration — In almost all cases, a network is needed to perform part or all of the deployment.
Advantages of Adobe deployment packages
Using deployment packages created with the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition to install
products gives you a number of advantages:
1. Deployment packages enable silent installs — An enterprise install is a silent, customized install.
A silent install requires no input from end users on the systems on which it is executed. This means
that all choices affecting what is installed and how it is installed are made before the install is
performed. These choices are stored in the package.
When creating a deployment package, you choose the applications and components you wish to
install from the product you are packaging. When packaging products for delivery in Windows, you
can choose 32-bit or 64-bit versions of the applications. You can also easily choose install options that
may not be available when users install applications directly. For example, you can direct the install
program to ignore conflicting processes during installation. You can choose options that affect the
behavior of the installed applications, such as suppressing the display of the EULA upon launch of the
installed programs on end-user systems, and suppressing registration prompts, automatic updating
activity and the Adobe Product Improvement program for the installed products.
2. Package creation is easy with the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition — The Application
Manager has an easy-to-use GUI that makes it simple to create a deployment package that can both
install and uninstall the applications you specify. The packages created by the Application Manager
are in industry-standard formats (MSI in Windows, PKG in Mac OS) that are compatible with SCCM and
ARD. You can also package multiple updates in the same formats.
3. Your product serial number is verified before installation — The Application Manager prompts you for
the serial number of your product, and verifies that the number you enter is a valid volume licensing
serial number. If a serial number is not valid, the Application Manager indicates that there is a problem
and allows you to enter a different number. You cannot proceed with package creation until you either
provide a valid serial number, or choose to install in trial mode. You are assured that the install that
takes place when this package is executed will not fail because of serial number problems, and that
the install program will never prompt the end user on a target system to supply a serial number during
the install. If the product is in trial mode, the user is prompted for a serial number on launch.
4. The system requirements for the Application Manager are modest —The Application Manager can be run
on systems with modest capacities. The Application Manager Guide, Enterprise Edition lists the system
requirements necessary to run the Application Manager.
NOTE: Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition does not perform an install; it just creates a
deployment package that records the install decisions you make ahead of time. The actual install is
performed by the Adobe install program (set-up.exe in Windows, Install.app in Mac OS) located in the
product install folder associated with the package. Set-up is invoked by an MSI/PKG in the package, that
invokes a provisioning tool and configuration utility. These use the configuration information in the
package to create necessary configuration files for set-up and invoke the executable with appropriate
command line arguments to ensure a silent install.
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Adobe package limitations

Adobe deployment packages do not support snapshot installations.

Adobe deployment packages cannot be used to deploy system or application configuration
information other than what is explicitly described in this document. In particular, you cannot use one
to deploy application–specific preference settings. The applications in the supported suites do not
implement application preferences in a consistent manner across applications, nor do the
implementations conform to existing platform standards.

In general, you should not edit the package file (MSI or PKG) created by the Application Manager. The
only exception is when you want the user to specify the installation location in Mac OS. In this case,
you must modify the Info.plist file in the generated PKG as described in “Allowing user to specify
installation location” on page 95.

The packages you create with the Application Manager have no UI (MSI), or only a default UI (PKG). You
should not attempt to install them directly (for example by double-clicking the MSI or PKG file). You
must use a third-party tool such as ARD or SCCM to deploy them. See Chapter 7, “Deploying Adobe
Packages with ARD,” and Chapter 8, “Deploying Adobe Packages with SCCM.”

You cannot use this tool to package Creative Suite 4 applications, Adobe AIR® applications, or Adobe
Acrobat®.

In Windows, if you wish to install on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, you must create both a 32-bit
package and a 64-bit package.

The Application Manager does not support the Administrative install point.

The Application Manager does not support NFS or SMB.

You should not attempt to use a PKG package to install on a Windows system.
The enterprise deployment process
This figure shows a schematic view of the steps for deploying Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 software using
deployment packages:
Admin System
Planning information
1
Product
ESD
2
Product
Install
Folder
Deployment
Deployment
Pkg
Deployment
Pkg
Deployment
Pkg
Pkg
3
Test System
4
5
Target Systems
1. Planning — There are decisions to make before you create deployment packages and distribute them.
The planning step affects all the other steps.
About Enterprise Deployment

“About Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition 3.0” explains the differences between
AAMEE 2.1 and AAMEE 3.0 and which version to use when.

Chapter 1, “Using Adobe Application Manager 3.0 for Enterprise Deployment of Creative Suite 6
provides step-by-step instructions for using AAMEE 3.0 for creating packages.

Chapter 2, “Using the Adobe Application Manager 2.1 for Enterprise Deployment” provides
step-by-step instructions for using AAMEE 2.1 for creating packages.

Chapter 6, “Planning for Deployment” will help you with the planning process.
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2. Downloading the product install media— The platform-specific download process results in a product
install folder on your admin system or staging area that contains the product install program and
everything it needs to install the product. See “Preparing the input media” on page 80. You decide
where to put this folder during the planning process.
3. Creating deployment packages — Once the product install folder is on or available from your admin
system, you can create the Adobe deployment package or packages necessary to install that product.
When you have completed planning and created the product install folder, return to Chapter 2 to walk
through the actual package creation.
4. Testing the packages — Once the packages are created, you should test them on a test system to make
sure everything executes without error. This test setup should mirror the one you use to deploy the
packages to your target systems.
For details see “Testing packages” on page 82.
5. Deploying the packages — You can use a third party tool such as ARD or SCCM to deploy your packages
if you so choose; Adobe has tested these tools with Adobe deployment packages. Other such tools
may also be reasonably expected to work, although Adobe has not tested them.
For details, see:

Chapter 5, “Preparing for Deployment”

Chapter 7, “Deploying Adobe Packages with ARD”

Chapter 8, “Deploying Adobe Packages with SCCM”
6. Creating and deploying install-and-update or update-only packages — You use a similar workflow to
create and deploy packages that include updates for previously deployed Adobe products. You can
download the updates directly from the Adobe website. For details, see “Creating an update-only
package” on page 53.
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Using Adobe Application Manager 3.0 for Enterprise
Deployment of Creative Suite 6
This chapter describes how to create deployment packages for Adobe Creative Suite 6 (abbreviated to
CS6) with the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (abbreviated to AAMEE) version 3.0.
NOTE: AAMEE version 3.0 is intended for the installation of Creative Suite 6 only. Also, the tracking of
updates for Creative Suite 6 components is not currently supported and will be provided in a subsequent
release. To deploy other Supported Suites using AAMEE 2.1, see Chapter 2, “Using the Adobe Application
Manager 2.1 for Enterprise Deployment.
NOTE: Once a CS6-based AAMEE 3.0 produced package is deployed/installed, the installation will not
require online activation. If the CS6 installation is done manually (that is, traditional click-through
installation from a disk) activation is required even if a volume serial number and institutional/admin
Adobe ID is entered. Therefore, creating CS6 install packages with AAMEE 3.0 is preferable in any situation
where the users are behind a secure firewall, in offline environments, lack reliable internet access, or will be
doing extensive traveling.
This chapter walks you through the task of creating the necessary deployment packages for an enterprise.
It introduces you to the deployment process; before actually using the tool to create packages, you will
need to plan exactly what you want to deploy and how you want to deliver it in your organization. The rest
of this document describes the preparation and planning process in more detail.
When you have finished the planning process, you will want to come back to this chapter to begin the
actual creation of your first package for CS6.
Deployment tools
AAMEE is an efficient, easy-to-use, and reliable application that packages an Adobe Creative Suite 6
product install folder as an MSI or PKG for deployment on multiple computers. It is available on both
Windows and Mac OS platforms. Packages created by the Windows version can be deployed only in
Windows; packages created by the Mac-OS version can be deployed only in Mac OS. If you plan to install
software on both platforms, you need both versions of the Application Manager.
Download AAMEE from http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html.
AAMEE has been tested on Windows server 2003 and 2008 as well as Apple Mac OS X server.
NOTE: It is recommended that AAMEE should not be installed on a system where a Creative Suite product
has been installed.
System requirements
The system on which you run the AAMEE must meet the following requirements.
Processor Speed
Windows
Mac OS
1 GHz or faster
Multicore Intel processor
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Preparing for package creation
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Mac OS
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (32-bit) Mac OS X v10.6.8 to 10.7.x
or
Windows Vista Home Premium, Business,
Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1
(Service Pack 2 recommended) 32-bit or 64-bit
or
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Hard Disk Space
175 MB space available for installation
135 MB available for installation
RAM
512 MB
512 MB
Display
1,024 x 768 (minimum) or 1,280 x 800 (recommended) with 16-bit video card.
Peripherals
DVD-ROM drive if you use product media to install products
Preparing for package creation
The instructions in this document assume:

You have completed the planning described in Chapter 6, “Planning for Deployment,”.

AAMEE is installed on your administrative system. The default installation location for AAMEE is:
In Windows
32-bit:
<system drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise
In Windows
64-bit
<system drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise
In Mac OS:
/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Application Manager/Enterprise
A symbolic link is created on the location used in version 2.1 and earlier:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp /Enterprise

The product-install folder for the products you are going to package has been created, and is accessible
from your administrative system, either copied to a local disk or mounted from another system, and
you know the path to it.
This folder must contain all of the files downloaded from the product install media (ESD or DVD), and
must contain exactly one set of media files. If you are creating deployment packages for more than
one purchased suite product or point product, you must create a separate product-install folder for
each one. See “Preparing the input media” on page 80.
Additional components available with AAMEE
When you install AAMEE, the following components are also made available:

Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition, a command-line tool that helps you track and manage
serialization of Adobe® Creative Suite® products that you have deployed in your enterprise
For more information on using this tool, see Chapter 9, “Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition.

Adobe Update Server Setup Tool, a platform-specific command-line tool that helps you configure your
own update server for automatic update of Adobe® Creative Suite® products.
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For more information on using this tool, see Chapter 10, “Adobe Update Server Setup Tool.
These components are available in the following directories
Adobe Update Server Setup Tool
In Windows
32-bit:
<system drive>:\Program Files\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilitites\AUSST
In Windows
64-bit
<system drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilitites\AUSST
In Mac OS:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp /Enterprise/utilities/AUSST
Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition
In Windows
32-bit:
In Windows
64-bit
<system drive>:\Program Files\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilitites\CS6\APTEE
<system drive>:\Program Files (x86)\
Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilitites\CS6\APTEE
In Mac OS:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp
/Enterprise/utilities/CS6/APTEE
Codename eXceptions Deployer Application
Codename Exceptions Deployer provides an automated way to deploy the packages in the Exceptions
folder, that is, the packages that you would otherwise deploy separately before and/or after deploying the
main MSI or PKG file.
For more information, see Appendix A, “Using Adobe Codename Exceptions Deployer.
Codename Remote Update Manager
Codename Remote Update Manager provides a command-line interface that facilitates the remote
deployment of the majority of Adobe desktop suite updates on client machines that are specific to the
applications installed on that system. Therefore, the administrator need not log into each client machine
and run the updates.
For more information, see Appendix B, “Using Adobe Codename Remote Update Manager.
Deployment packages
A deployment package provides an automated way of invoking an install program to perform an
enterprise install – a silent, customized install. Each installation package can install a set of applications
belonging to a single suite product. Deployment packages are always executed on the target systems.
You create packages with AAMEE. You can create installation packages, for the initial deployment of
Creative Suite products.
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When creating a product installation folder, one of the first things you do is point AAMEE at the product
install folder for the purchased suite product or point product you are packaging. The Application
Manager scans this folder and presents you with a list of applications and components that can be
installed, from which you make your choices. You can also set a number of options that affect the behavior
of the install program, and of the installed applications when launched on an end-user system. All of these
choices are recorded in the package.
When you save a newly created package, these files are written:


A Build folder.

In Windows, this contains the MSI file used for installation on the client machine, a Setup folder
containing complete deployment packages, and a ProvisioningTool folder with binaries for
required tools.

In Mac OS, this contains Install and Uninstall PKG files used for installation on the client machine.
An Exceptions folder. In Windows, this contains all the exception payloads; in Mac OS, it is empty
except when you perform an ssh-based installation. Exception payloads are those that must be
installed separately.
NOTE: You can use the Codename Exceptions Deployer tool to deploy the packages in the Exceptions
folder. For more information, see Appendix A, “Using Adobe Codename Exceptions Deployer.
The exception payloads that will be present in the Exceptions folder depend on the platform and on
the media chosen. Here is the combined list for all the supported suites:

AdobeHelp

PDF Settings CS6

Adobe Story

Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser

Acrobat X Pro
For instructions on creating separate installers for these components, see “Create install and uninstall
programs for the SCCM package” on page 101.
Workflow options for package creation
You can use the following workflows with AAMEE 3.0:

CS6 Installation package: Create a package with a valid serial number.
Use this workflow to deploy CS 6 suite or one or more of its products on client machines in a serialized
mode.
NOTE: Only valid volume serial numbers will be accepted. Serial number should be of media that is
selected.

Create a CS6 Trial package: Create a package without a serial number that the users can run on a trial
basis for a limited time.
Use this workflow to try out the CS 6 suite or one or more of its products. You will need to serialize the
package or components once the trial period is over.
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Package Configuration File
CS6 Serialization File: Create a serialization file that you can use to serialize Trial packages on client
machines.
All these workflows are explained in the section, “Creating and Serializing AAMEE packages”.
Package Configuration File
When you create a package, AAMEE creates a configuration file for the package, with the name
<package_name>.aamee. This file is located in the folder that you specify for the package.
Creating and Serializing AAMEE packages
As explained in the previous section. you can:

Create a CS6 Trial package

Create a CS6 Installation package

Create a CS6 Serialization File
To get started with any of these steps, perform the following steps:
1. Invoke AAMEE.
Start the Application Manager on your system.


In Windows, click the shortcut for the application in the Start menu, under Programs > Adobe >
Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition.
In Mac OS, use the alias at /Applications/Adobe Application Manager Enterprise
Edition.
This brings up a the EULA; you must accept the license agreement to continue.
2. After you accept the license agreement, the first screen you see is the Welcome page.
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Notice the question icon near the bottom left; this appears on most pages. As you use the tool,
you can click this icon at any time to access online documentation.

You will also see smaller information icons next to certain fields; click these to see additional
information about those fields.

When you select the package type, the page updates to allow you to enter the basic information
for that type of package.
If a version of AAMEE that is more current than the one you are using is available, you are prompted to
download the latest available AAMEE version.
NOTE: The message is displayed only after you launch AAMEE for the second time.
If you select Yes, you are taken to the product download page, from where you can download the new
version. If you select No, the current version on your machine continues to run.
Creating a CS6 Installation Package
Use this workflow to deploy a CS 6 suite or one or more of its products on client machines in a serialized
mode.
Perform the following steps to create a CS6 Installation package:
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1. In the Welcome screen, select CS6 Installation Package. The Media and Package Identification page
appears.
2. Enter package information:

Enter the name and location to which you want to save the package you create. You can click the
Browse icon to locate the destination folder, or enter the absolute path.
NOTE: Do not save the package to the root directory—doing so can cause problems during
package modification.

Enter the location of the product-installation folder. This is the location to which you copied the
installer files (see “Preparing the input media” on page 80). You can click the Browse icon to locate
the product install folder for the product you are packaging, or enter the absolute path.

In Windows, choose 32-bit or 64-bit processor support. You must make separate packages for
32-bit and 64-bit installations. A 32-bit package will not run on a 64-bit machine.
NOTE: Windows versions of Adobe Premiere Pro® CS6 and Adobe After Effects® CS6 require a 64-bit
edition of Microsoft Windows® Vista or Windows 7. This requirement applies to both the
standalone versions of the applications as well as the components of Adobe Creative Suite 6
Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.
NOTE: The options that you specify in the Media and Package Identification screen and the Configure
Package screen are saved in an XML file, AAMEEPreferences.xml. The next time you create a new
package on the same machine for the same workflow, the options you selected while creating the
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previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding fields. For more information on this file, see
“AAMEEPreferences.xml file”.
3. Click Next. The tool retrieves information from the installer, which takes some time. When it is finished,
the Serial Number page appears:
4. Enter a valid volume serial number for the media that you are installing from.
5. Click Next. The Serial Number is validated online. You must be connected to the Internet for the serial
number to be validated.
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6. Once the serial number is successfully validated, the License Asset Management screen appears,
prompting you to sign in with your Adobe ID.
7. Click Sign In. The Sign In screen appears.
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8. Sign in using your organizational Adobe ID. If you do not have an organizational Adobe ID, create a
new one by clicking the “Create an Adobe ID” button and following the instructions.
NOTE: This is not your personal Adobe ID, but rather one for your company or IT department.
If you face any problems in signing in with your Adobe id, click the “Trouble signing in” link and follow
the instructions.
NOTE: Once you enter your Adobe Id, it is stored on the machine and is automatically used the next
time you run AAMEE—you do not have to reenter it. Instead of the Sign-in screen, the following screen
is displayed.
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9. Click SignIn to continue to the Options page.
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This page shows the possible point products and components that can be installed as part of the
product in the product-install folder. During the planning process, you must decide which products
and components to include in each deployment package. For more information, see “Making your
package list”.
10. Select products or components to include.

All products are initially selected, except the 64-bit products if you are creating a 32-bit package.
You can deselect any products or components you do not wish to include.
If you create packages for multiple products, you will notice that this list varies depending on the
product you are packaging. For example, if you are packaging Adobe InDesign® CS6, the only primary
application choice will be InDesign. If you are packaging the Adobe CS6 Master Collection, every
application included in that suite appears in the scroll list.
When multiple products are shown on the left, select a product to show its optional component on
the right, where you can select the ones you want to include.
The Total Install field at the bottom shows the free space that will be required on the target machine to
install the components you have currently selected. The size adjusts as you select and deselect items.
11. Click Next to continue to the Configure Package page.
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12. Select configuration options.
On this screen, enter the following values:
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PRODUCT LAUNCH OPTIONS — Set these options per your preference. See “Configuration: product
launch options” on page 90.

DISABLE AIR COMPONENTS IN PACKAGE — This option is available only for the Mac OS-based
installations. Select this option if you do not want to install AIR-based packages such as Adobe
Community Help. This is required in certain scenarios, for example while performing an ssh-based
installation or for avoiding manual entry of proxy credentials.
If you select this option, you should install the AIR-based packages separately as explained in
Downloading and installing components separately on Mac OS.
Note: If you do not select the “Disable Air Components in Package” option but later deploy the
package via ssh, the machine might stop responding as the AIR-based installer might attempt to
update itself and might hang.
Note: If you plan to use Absolute Manage to deploy your package, ensure that you select the
“Disable Air Components in Package” option, otherwise the package will not be deployed
successfully with Absolute Manage.

CONFLICTING PROCESSES— Choose whether to abort the installation if conflicting processes are
running, or attempt to continue with the installation.
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The end-user should be instructed to shut down all Adobe applications and processes, browsers,
and applications such as Microsoft Office on the target machine in order to avoid conflicting
process issues.

ADOBE UPDATER OPTIONS— You can choose how to handle the update process for deployed
applications. You can choose to allow or suppress automatic update checking, or redirect
automatic update checking to your own server. See “Configuration: updater options” on page 92.

INSTALLATION’S LOCATION — You can accept the default location, or choose to have the user specify a
location during the installation. If you want to specify a different path, select “Deploy to: “ and
enter that path. This must be an absolute path; you can use certain environment variables, but you
cannot use “~” to represent the home directory. See “Configuration: installation location options”
on page 91.
NOTE: The options that you specify in this screen are saved in an XML file, AAMEEPreferences.xml.
The next time you create a new package on the same machine, the options you selected while
creating the previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding fields. For more information on
this file, see “AAMEEPreferences.xml file”.
13. Click Build to build the new package. The packaging process creates an MSI-format package in
Windows, or a PKG-format package in Mac OS.
The completion state of this process is estimated on the Build Progress page.
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14. When the build completes successfully, the Summary page appears.
This page displays a summary of the products or components included in the build, and the
serialization used for the suite or for each point product.
The name of the folder in which the package is created is displayed on the screen. Clicking the folder
name opens the folder.
You can click the Build Log link at the bottom to see the detailed progress report, including any errors.
To create another package, click New Package—this takes you back to the Welcome screen. To exit AAMEE,
click Close.
Creating a Trial Package
Perform the following steps to create a Trial package:
1. In the Welcome screen, select CS6 Trial Package.
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2. Enter package information:

Enter the name and location to which you want to save the package you create. You can click the
Browse icon to locate the destination folder, or enter the absolute path.
NOTE: Do not save the package to the root directory—doing so can cause problems during
package modification.

Enter the location of the product-install folder. This is the location to which you copied the
installer files (see “Preparing the input media” on page 80). You can click the Browse icon to locate
the product install folder for the product you are packaging, or enter the absolute path.

In Windows, choose 32-bit or 64-bit processor support. You must make separate packages for
32-bit and 64-bit installations. A 32-bit package will not run on a 64-bit machine.
NOTE: Windows versions of Adobe Premiere Pro® CS6 and Adobe After Effects® CS6 require a 64-bit
edition of Microsoft Windows® Vista or Windows 7. This requirement applies to both the
standalone versions of the applications as well as the components of Adobe Creative Suite 6
Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.
NOTE: The options that you specify in the Media and Package Identification screen and the Configure
Package screen are saved in an XML file, AAMEEPreferences.xml. The next time you create a new
package on the same machine for the same workflow, the options you selected while creating the
previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding fields. For more information on this file, see
“AAMEEPreferences.xml file”.
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3. Click Next. The tool retrieves information from the installer, which takes some time. When it is finished,
the Sign In Required screen appears, prompting you to sign in with your Adobe ID.
4. Click Sign In. The Sign In screen appears.
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5.
Sign in using your organizational Adobe ID. If you do not have an organizational Adobe ID, create a
new one by clicking the “Create an Adobe ID” button and following the instructions.
NOTE: This is not your personal Adobe ID, but rather one for your company or IT department.
If you face any problems in signing in with your Adobe id, click the “Trouble signing in” link and follow
the instructions.
Once you enter your Adobe ID, it is stored on the machine and is automatically used the next time you
run AAMEE—you do not have to reenter it.
6. Click SignIn to continue to the Options page.
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This page shows the possible point products and components that can be installed as part of the
product in the product-install folder. During the planning process, you must decide which products
and components to include in each deployment package. For more information, see “Making your
package list”.
7.
Select products or components to include.

All products are initially selected, except the 64-bit products if you are creating a 32-bit package.
You can deselect any products or components you do not wish to include.
If you create packages for multiple products, you will notice that this list varies depending on the
product you are packaging. For example, if you are packaging Adobe InDesign® CS6, the only primary
application choice will be InDesign. If you are packaging the Adobe CS6 Master Collection, every
application included in that suite appears in the scroll list.
When multiple products are shown on the left, select a product to show its optional component on
the right, where you can select the ones you want to include.
The Total Install field at the bottom shows the free space that will be required on the target machine to
install the components you have currently selected. The size adjusts as you select and deselect items.
8. Click Next to continue to the Configure Package page.
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Select configuration options.
On this screen, enter the following values:

PRODUCT LAUNCH OPTIONS — Set these options per your preference. See “Configuration: product
launch options” on page 90.

DISABLE AIR COMPONENTS IN PACKAGE — This option is available only for the Mac OS-based
installations. Select this option if you do not want to install AIR-based packages such as Adobe
Community Help. This is required in certain scenarios, for example while performing an ssh-based
installation or for avoiding manual entry of proxy credentials.
If you select this option, you should install the AIR-based packages separately as explained in
Downloading and installing components separately on Mac OS.
Note: If you do not select the “Disable Air Components in Package” option but later deploy the
package via ssh, the machine might stop responding as the AIR-based installer might attempt to
update itself and might hang.
Note: If you plan to use Absolute Manage to deploy your package, ensure that you select the
“Disable Air Components in Package” option, otherwise the package will not be deployed
successfully with Absolute Manage.

CONFLICTING PROCESSES— Choose whether to abort the installation if conflicting processes are
running, or attempt to continue with the installation.
For more information on conflicting processes, see Appendix C, “Conflicting Processes.
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The end-user should be instructed to shut down all Adobe applications and processes, browsers,
and applications such as Microsoft Office on the target machine in order to avoid conflicting
process issues.

ADOBE UPDATER OPTIONS— You can choose how to handle the update process for deployed
applications. You can choose to allow or suppress automatic update checking, or redirect
automatic update checking to your own server. See “Configuration: updater options” on page 92.

INSTALLATION’S LOCATION — You can accept the default location, or choose to have the user specify a
location during the installation. If you want to specify a different path, select “Deploy to: “ and
enter that path. This must be an absolute path; you can use certain environment variables, but you
cannot use “~” to represent the home directory. See “Configuration: installation location options”
on page 91.
NOTE: The options that you specify in this screen are saved in an XML file, AAMEEPreferences.xml.
The next time you create a new package on the same machine, the options you selected while
creating the previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding fields. For more information on
this file, see “AAMEEPreferences.xml file”.
10. Click Build to build the new package. The packaging process creates an MSI-format package in
Windows, or a PKG-format package in Mac OS.
The completion state of this process is estimated on the Build Progress page.
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11. When the build completes successfully, the Summary page appears.
This page displays a summary of the products or components included in the build.
The name of the folder in which the package is created is displayed on the screen. Clicking the folder
name opens the folder.
You can click the Build Log link at the bottom to see the detailed progress report, including any errors.
To create another package, click New Package—this takes you back to the Welcome screen. To exit AAMEE,
click Close.
Creating a CS 6 Serialization File
Use this workflow to create an executable file that you can use to serialize Trial packages deployed on
client machines. When you run this executable file on a client machine, the CS6 Trial Package on the
machine is serialized. You need a valid volume license to successfully create a serialization executable file.
1. In the Welcome screen, select CS6 Serialization File. The Prepare Serialization Executable page
appears.
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2. Enter information about the serialization executable file:

Enter the name and location to which you want to save the file. You can click the Browse icon to
locate the destination folder, or enter the absolute path.
NOTE: Do not save the package to the root directory—doing so can cause problems during
package modification.

Enter the location of the product-install folder. This is the location to which you copied the
installer files (see “Preparing the input media” on page 80). You can click the Browse icon to locate
the product install folder for the product you are packaging, or enter the absolute path.
NOTE: The options that you specify in the screen are saved in an XML file, AAMEEPreferences.xml. The
next time you create a new serialization executable file on the same machine for the same workflow,
the options you selected while creating the previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding
fields. For more information on this file, see “AAMEEPreferences.xml file”.
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3. Click Next. The tool retrieves information from the installer, which takes some time. When it is finished,
the Serial Number page appears:
4. Enter a valid volume serial number for the media that you are installing from. This information will be
used to create the serialization executable file.
5. Click Next. The Serial Number is validated online. You must be connected to the Internet for the serial
number to be validated.
6. Once the serial number is successfully validated, the Sign In screen appears.
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7. Sign in using your organizational Adobe ID. If you do not have an organizational Adobe ID, create a
new one by clicking the “Create an Adobe ID” button and following the instructions.
NOTE: This is not your personal Adobe ID, but rather one for your company or IT department.
If you face any problems in signing in with your Adobe id, click the “Trouble signing in” link and follow
the instructions.
Once you enter your Adobe ID, it is stored on the machine and is automatically used the next time you
run AAMEE—you do not have to reenter it.
8. Click Sign In. Once your organizational Adobe ID is validates, AAMEE starts to create the serialization
executable file. When the file has been created the Summary page appears.
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9. The folder that you specified in the Serialization Executable Folder Name field in the Prepare
Serialization Executable page is created. This contains:

an executable file, AdobeSerialization

an XML file, prov.xml
You can click the name of the folder in the Summary screen to open it and view the contents.
Using any suitable tool or script, copy this folder to the client machines that contain the trial packages that
you want to serialize. Once you have copied the folder on each client machine, run the following
command remotely through command line or from remote management tools—this will serialize the trial
packages on the client machines.
AdobeSerialization --tool=VolumeSerialize --provfile=Absolute_Path_of_prov.xml
where

--tool=VolumeSerialize specifies that the tool needs to process the prov.xml file to serialize.

--provfile specifies the absolute file path to the prov.xml file,
By default, the tool looks for the prov.xml file in the same directory as the executable file and so
typically you do not need to specify this option. (Specify this option only if the prov.xml file is in some
other location.)
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AAMEEPreferences.xml file
The options that you specify in the Welcome screen and the Configure Package screen are saved in an XML
file, AAMEEPreferences.xml. The next time you create a new package on the same machine, the options
you selected while creating the previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding fields.
If you delete this file, a new file is created the next time you successfully create a new package.
The AAMEEPreferences.xml file is saved in the following location:

Mac OS
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Enterprise

Windows XP
%HOMEPATH%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Enterprise

Windows Vista and Windows 7
%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Adobe\Enterprise
Installing packages in the Exceptions folder
When you create a package for enterprise deployment with Adobe Update Manager Enterprise Edition
(AAMEE), two folders are created:

The build folder contains the MSI (Windows) or the PKG (Mac OS) file for deployment with Microsoft
SCCM or Apple ARD

The Exceptions folder contains the payloads that must be installed separately. The content of the
folder depend on whether you are installing on Mac OS or on Windows, whether you have included
Acrobat as part of the package, and whether (for Mac OS), you have selected to disable AIR
components.
Information on installing the products in the Exceptions folder is provided in the Chapter “Installing
Products in the Exceptions Folder”. Information on deploying Acrobat for Windows is provided in the
Chapter ““Deploying Adobe Acrobat”.
NOTE: The Codename Exceptions Deployer tool provides an automated way to deploy the packages in the
Exceptions folder. For more information, see Appendix A, “Using Adobe Codename Exceptions Deployer.
IMPORTANT: Refer to the information in these Chapters before you deploy the packages on the client
machines.
Application Manager logs and error messages
When you install or run AAMEE, it creates or writes to log files on the admin system, in your platform’s
temporary-file location:

In Windows, logs are in the %temp% location.

In Mac OS, logs are in the folder ~/Library/Logs/.
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PDApp.log
Both the tool installation and the process of configuring a package with
the tool write information to this file. Refer to it for any problem in either
the tool installation or package-creation workflow.
AdobePB<timestamp>.log
When you have completed the package configuration, you launch the
build engine that creates the deployment package. The build engine
writes progress, warnings, and build errors to this file. If the build fails,
look here for the reason.
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Error messages
Error Message
Welcome Screen
The path name is not valid. Please
provide a valid path.
Cause
You have used characters in the
package name that are not
supported in folder names in
Windows or in Mac OS.
A folder named <foldername> already The package save location already
exists. Please provide a unique folder has a folder with the given name.
name.
The package name and path exceeds The target path for package creation
maximum limit by <x> character(s).
exceeds the path length limit
Please retry with a shorter path and/or specified by Microsoft Windows.
package name.
You do not have sufficient privileges to The user does not have write access
write to this path.
at the save location.
A valid installer could not be found.
The Application Manager did not
find the files and executables for a
valid product install folder at the
path you entered for “Locate the
installation media.”
The installer could not be parsed
The product install folder has
correctly.
something wrong with it.
You cannot package a non serialized
component. Please provide a serialized
product in the product install folder
You have selected the 32-bit package
option. Please provide 32-bit media or
select 64-bit package option.
Serialization Screen
Please enter a valid volume Serial
Number
Non-serializable media were
provided.
Solution
Rename the package to conform to
platform restrictions for folder names.
Provide a save path to a folder that does
not yet exist.
Use a shorter path.
Provide write access, or write to a location
to which you have access.
Make sure the location you specify is the
product install folder you placed on your
admin system or staging area.
Make sure the location you specified for
the product install folder is correct,
readable, complete, and contains
uncorrupted product install files.
Make sure the product install folder
contains serializable products.
You chose a 32-bit package, but the Provide 32-bit media or choose the 64-bit
product install folder contains 64-bit package option.
installation media.
You have typed a retail serial
number
You have typed the serial number
incorrectly, or have the wrong serial
The serial number you entered is
number, or the serial number locale
invalid. Please try again. If the problem
does not match the installation
persists, contact Customer Support
media.
Type a valid volume serial number.
Verify that you have typed the serial
number correctly and that its locale is
available for the product you are installing
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Error Message
Configuration Screen
Deploy location is required.
Invalid file
Cause
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Solution
You have selected the “Deploy to” You must supply a location when you
option, then clicked Next without select the “Deploy to” option.
entering a location.
You have selected the "Redirect
Provide a correct XML file for redirection.
AAM Updater to internal server"
option, but provided invalid XML for
the redirect.
Summary Screen
Your build encountered unrecoverable The build failed. Check the build log Take appropriate action and try again. For
errors.
to find the reason.
example, if the cause is insufficient space,
allocate more space.
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Using the Adobe Application Manager 2.1 for
Enterprise Deployment
This chapter describes how to create deployment packages for the “Supported Suites” with the Adobe
Application Manager Enterprise Edition 2.1. In this document, Creative Suite 5 is abbreviated to “CS5”,
Creative Suite 5.5 is abbreviated to “CS5.5”, and the tool is called the “Application Manager.”
NOTE: To create deployment packages for Adobe Creative Suite 6, refer to Chapter 1, “Using Adobe
Application Manager 3.0 for Enterprise Deployment of Creative Suite 6.
This chapter walks you through the task of creating the necessary deployment packages for an enterprise.
It introduces you to the deployment process; before actually using the tool to create packages, you will
need to plan exactly what you want to deploy and how you want to deliver it in your enterprise. The rest of
this document describes the preparation and planning process in more detail.
When you have finished the planning process, you will want to come back to this chapter to begin the
actual creation of your first package.
Deployment tools
Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition is an efficient, easy-to-use, and reliable application that
packages an Adobe Creative Suite 5 or Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product install folder as an MSI or PKG for
deployment on multiple computers. It is available on both Windows and Mac OS platforms. Packages
created by the Windows version can be deployed only in Windows; packages created by the Mac-OS
version can be deployed only in Mac OS. If you plan to install software on both platforms, you need both
versions of the Application Manager.
Download the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition from
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html.
The Application Manager has been tested on Windows server 2003 and 2008 as well as Apple Mac OS X
server.
NOTE: It is recommended that Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition should not be installed on a
system where a Creative Suite 5 or Creative Suite 5.5 product has been installed.
Supported Suites
Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition 2.1 supports the following suites:
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Adobe® Creative Suite® 5
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Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5
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Adobe® Technical Communication Suite 3.5
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Adobe® eLearning Suite 2.5
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Adobe® Acrobat® X Suite
NOTE: Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition provides limited support for Adobe® eLearning Suite
2.5 and Adobe® Acrobat® X Suite. The following limitations apply to the packaging and deployment of
products in the Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 and Adobe Acrobat X Suite:
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(Windows only) When you package Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 or Adobe Acrobat X Suite, Adobe
Presenter can be included in the package that is created and, if included, is also displayed in the
Summary screen. However, Adobe Presenter is not deployed when you deploy the MSI package. No
error message is displayed during deployment.
As Adobe Presenter cannot be deployed, it is recommended that you do not include Adobe Presenter
when you package Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 or Adobe Acrobat X Suite.

(Windows only) Deploying a package of Adobe Acrobat X Suite that also contains Adobe Presenter
requires client machines to have Microsoft PowerPoint installed. This problem does not arise if Adobe
Presenter is not included in the package.
As Adobe Presenter cannot be deployed, it is recommended that you do not include Adobe Presenter
when you package the Adobe Acrobat X Suite. Else, ensure that Microsoft PowerPoint is installed on
client machines before you deploy a package of Adobe Acrobat X suite that also contains Adobe
Presenter.
System requirements for the Application Manager
The system on which you run the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition must meet the following
requirements.
Windows
Mac OS
Processor Speed
1 GHz or faster
Multicore Intel processor
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (32-bit) Mac OS X v10.5 to 10.6.x
or
Windows Vista Home Premium, Business,
Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1
(Service Pack 2 recommended) 32-bit or 64-bit
or
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Hard Disk Space
175 MB space available for installation
135 MB available for installation
RAM
512 MB
512 MB
Display
1,024 x 768 (minimum) or 1,280 x 800 (recommended) with 16-bit video card.
Peripherals
DVD-ROM drive if you use product media to install products
Preparing for package creation
The instructions in this document assume:

You have completed the planning described in Chapter 6, “Planning for Deployment,”.

The Application Manager is installed on your administrative system. The default installation location
for the Application Manager is:
In Windows
32-bit:
<system drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise
In Windows
64-bit
<system drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise
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/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp /Enterprise
The product-install folder for the products you are going to package has been created, and is accessible
from your administrative system, either copied to a local disk or mounted from another system, and
you know the path to it.
This folder must contain all of the files downloaded from the product install media (ESD or DVD), and
must contain exactly one set of media files. If you are creating deployment packages for more than
one purchased suite product or point product, you must create a separate product-install folder for
each one. See “Preparing the input media” on page 80.
Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition automatically checks for updates and downloads the
selected updates. If, however, for some reason you want to download updates separately yourself, you
must download the required updates from the Adobe website, and copy the contents into a folder.
The copied files must be accessible from your administrative system.
The location of the downloaded updates is as follows:
Mac OS
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/AAMUpdater/1.0/Install
Windows XP
%HOMEPATH%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.0\Install
Windows Vista and Windows 7
%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.0\Install
Additional components available with Application Manager
When you install the Application Manger, the following components are also made available:

Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition, a command-line tool that helps you track and manage
serialization of Adobe® Creative Suite® products that you have deployed in your enterprise
For more information on using this tool, see Chapter 9, “Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition.

Adobe Update Server Setup Tool, a platform-specific command-line tool that helps you configure your
own update server for automatic update of Adobe® Creative Suite® products.
For more information on using this tool, see Chapter 10, “Adobe Update Server Setup Tool
These components are available in the following directories
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Adobe Update Server Setup Tool
In Windows
32-bit:
<system drive>:\Program Files\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilitites\AUSST
In Windows
64-bit
<system drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilitites\AUSST
In Mac OS:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp /Enterprise/utilities/AUSST
Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition
In Windows
32-bit:
<system drive>:\Program Files\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilitites\APTEE
In Windows
64-bit
<system drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilitites\APTEE
In Mac OS:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp /Enterprise/utilities/APTEE
Deployment packages
A deployment package provides an automated way of invoking an install program to perform an
enterprise install – a silent, customized install. Each installation package can install a set of applications
belonging to a single suite product. Deployment packages are always executed on the target systems.
You create packages with the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition. You can create installation
packages, for the initial deployment of Creative Suite products. After initial deployment, you can choose to
include updates to previously installed products in installation-and-update packages, or you can use the
same tool to create update-only packages.
When creating an installation package, one of the first things you do is point the Application Manager at
the product install folder for the purchased suite product or point product you are packaging. The
Application Manager scans this folder and presents you with a list of applications and components that
can be installed, from which you make your choices. You can also set a number of options that affect the
behavior of the install program, and of the installed applications when launched on an end-user system.
All of these choices are recorded in the package.
When you save a newly created package, these files are written:


A Build folder.

In Windows, this contains the MSI file used for installation on the client machine, a Setup folder
containing complete deployment packages, and a ProvisioningTool folder with binaries for
required tools.

In Mac OS, this contains Install and Uninstall PKG files used for installation on the client machine.
An Exceptions folder. In Windows, this contains all the exception payloads; in Mac OS, it is empty
except when you perform an ssh-based installation. Exception payloads are those that must be
installed separately. The exception payloads that will be present in the Exceptions folder depend on
the platform and on the media chosen. Here is the combined list for all the supported suites:
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AdobeHelp

PDF Settings CS5

Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX

Adobe Story

Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser

Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin

Adobe AIR

Adobe Content Viewer

Adobe Media Player (for CS5 only)

Adobe Captivate Reviewer

Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

Acrobat X Pro
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For instructions on creating separate installers for these components, see “Create install and uninstall
programs for the SCCM package” on page 101.
Workflow options for package creation and modification
You can create or modify packages in the following ways:

Create a new package that consists of products and/or product updates
Use this workflow when you want to package one or more products for deploying on client machines.
You can also optionally include product updates in the package.

Create a new package that consists of only updates
Use this workflow when you want to include only product updates for one or more products in the
package. Typically. you would choose this option when the products have already been deployed on
client machines, and you want to package and deploy only the latest updates.

Modify an existing package to include the latest product updates
Use this workflow to enhance an existing package with the latest updates, without having to build a
complete package again. For example, if you have a package that consists of two products and their
updates, you can now modify this package by adding the latest available update—the updates will be
added to the existing MSI or PKG file, without rebuilding the entire package. This helps you maintain
your packages more easily. For example, in this case, when an update for one of the products in the
package is available, you can simply replace the existing update in the package with the new update,
without having to create and maintain a new package.
Latest updates are added for all the existing products in the package; you can also optionally choose
to include updates for other products.
NOTE: When you select this workflow, latest updates for the products that are already in the package
are always included. You can optionally include other product updates as well. For example, if your
package consists of Dreamweaver and Photoshop, the latest updates for these products will always be
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included in the package. This ensures that the latest updates are always added for the products in the
package.
The list of updates displays available updates for all supported products, and you can additionally
select updates for other products as well. For example, in this case, you can choose to include updates
for Adobe Illustrator and Captivate also.
All these workflows are explained in the section, “Creating deployment packages”.
Package Configuration File
When you create a package, Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition creates a configuration file for
the package, with the name <package_name>.aamee. This file is located in the folder that you specify for
the package. This file is required if you want to later modify an existing package to add updates to it, as
explained in “Modifying an existing package”.
Creating deployment packages
This section walks you through the creation of a single package. “Application Manager logs and error
messages” on page 65 contains a list of Application Manager error messages, what they mean, and how to
recover from the errors.
1. Invoke the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition.
Start the Application Manager on your system.


In Windows, click the shortcut for the application in the Start menu, under Programs > Adobe >
Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition.
In Mac OS, use the alias at /Applications/Adobe Application Manager Enterprise
Edition.
This brings up a the EULA; you must accept the license agreement to continue.
2. After you accept the license agreement, the first screen you see is the Welcome page.
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
Notice the information icon near the bottom left; this appears on most pages. As you use the tool,
you can click this icon at any time to access online documentation.

You will also see smaller information icons next to certain fields; click these to see additional
information about those fields.

When you select the package type, the page updates to allow you to enter the basic information
for that type of package.
As explained in the previous section. you can:

Create an installation package,

Create an update package, or

Update an existing package
You will initially create Installation Packages; an installation package can also include updates to
previously deployed products. Later, you might want to create update-only packages or update an
existing package; see “Creating an update-only package” on page 53 and “Modifying an existing
package” on page 60.
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If a version of AAMEE that is more current than the one you are using is available, a dialog box is displayed
when you launch the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition. The dialog box prompts you to
confirm if you want to download the new version.
If you select Yes, you are taken to the product download page, from where you can download the new
version. If you select No, the current version on your machine continues to run.
3. In the Welcome screen, select Create Install Package.
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4. Enter package information. For an installation package:

Enter the name and location to which you want to save the package you create. You can click the
Browse icon to locate the destination folder, or enter the absolute path.
NOTE: Do not save the package to the root directory—doing so can cause problems during
package modification.

Enter the location of the product-install folder. This is the location to which you copied the
installer files from the distribution DVD or ESD (see “Preparing the input media” on page 80). You
can click the Browse icon to locate the product install folder for the product you are packaging, or
enter the absolute path.

In Windows, choose 32-bit or 64-bit processor support. You must make separate packages for
32-bit and 64-bit installations. A 32-bit package will not run on a 64-bit machine.
NOTE: Windows versions of Adobe Premiere Pro® CS5/5.5 and Adobe After Effects® CS5/5.5 require
a 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows® Vista or Windows 7. This requirement applies to both the
standalone versions of the applications as well as the components of Adobe Creative Suite 5/5.5
Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 5/5.5 Master Collection.
To ease the transition to a 64-bit operating system, CS5/5.5 Production Premium and CS5/5.5
Master Collection include a 32-bit support package that contains 32-bit versions of Adobe
Premiere Pro CS4 and After Effects CS4. To package these applications for deployment, please use
the Creative Suite 4 Deployment Toolkit
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/volumelicensing/cs/deployment_toolkit.html
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NOTE: The options that you specify in the Welcome screen and the Configure Package screen are saved
in an XML file, AAMEEPreferences.xml. The next time you create a new package on the same
machine, the options you selected while creating the previous package are pre-populated in the
corresponding fields. For more information on this file, see “AAMEEPreferences.xml file”.
5. Click Next. The tool retrieves information from the installer, which takes some time. When it is finished,
the Serial Number page appears:
6.
Enter serial number and language.
Enter the serial number or choose “Proceed without serializing” to create a package for trial-mode
installation. See “Serial number” on page 89 for details of which serial number to use. It is possible to
change a serial number after deployment using the Adobe Provisioning Tookit Enterprise Edition; see
“Managing serialization in deployed products” on page 90.
If you enter a serial number, the Application Manager verifies if it is valid. If the serial number you
supplied is valid, a green check appears to the right of the number field, along with the language for
which it is valid.
If the serial number is not valid, you can re-enter it. You cannot proceed with package creation until
you provide a valid serial number, or select “Proceed without serializing.”
7. Click Next to continue to the Installation Options page.
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This page shows the possible point products and components that can be installed as part of the
product in the product-install folder. During the planning process, you must decide which products
and components to include in each deployment package; see “Product components” on page 92.
8.
Select products or components to include.

All products are initially selected. You can deselect any products or components you do not wish
to include.

If you chose not to enter a serial number, all products that you include are installed in trial mode.
If you create packages for multiple products, you will notice that this list varies depending on the
product you are packaging. For example, if you are packaging Adobe InDesign® CS5.5, the only
primary application choice will be InDesign. If you are packaging the Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection,
every application included in that suite appears in the scroll list.
When multiple products are shown on the left, select a product to show its optional component on
the right, where you can select the ones you want to include.
The Total Install field at the bottom shows the free space that will be required on the target machine to
install the components you have currently selected. The size adjusts as you select and deselect items.
9. Click Next to continue to the Configure Package page.
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10. Select configuration options.
On this screen, enter the following values:

PRODUCT LAUNCH OPTIONS — Set these options per your preference. See “Configuration: product
launch options” on page 90.

DISABLE AIR COMPONENTS IN PACKAGE — This option is available only for the Mac OS-based
installations. Select this option if you do not want to install AIR-based packages such as Adobe
Community Help, and Adobe Media Player. This is required in certain scenarios, for example while
performing an ssh-based installation or for avoiding manual entry of proxy credentials.
If you select this option, you should install the AIR-based packages separately as explained in
Downloading and installing components separately on Mac OS.
Note: If you do not select the “Disable Air Components in Package” option but later deploy the
package via ssh, the machine might stop responding as the AIR-based installer might attempt to
update itself and might hang.
Note: If you plan to use Absolute Manage to deploy your package, ensure that you select the
“Disable Air Components in Package” option, otherwise the package will not be deployed
successfully with Absolute Manage.

CONFLICT HANDLING— Choose whether to abort the installation if conflicting processes are running,
or attempt to continue with the installation.
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The end-user should be instructed to shut down all Adobe applications and processes, browsers,
and applications such as Microsoft Office on the target machine in order to avoid conflicting
process issues.

INSTALLATION LOCATION — You can accept the default location, or choose to have the user specify a
location during the installation. If you want to specify a different path, select “Deploy to: “ and
enter that path. This must be an absolute path; you can use certain environment variables, but you
cannot use “~” to represent the home directory. See “Configuration: installation location options”
on page 91.

ADOBE UPDATER OPTIONS— You can choose how to handle the update process for deployed
applications. You can choose to allow or suppress automatic update checking, or redirect
automatic update checking to your own server. See “Configuration: updater options” on page 92.
NOTE: The options that you specify in this screen are saved in an XML file, AAMEEPreferences.xml.
The next time you create a new package on the same machine, the options you selected while
creating the previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding fields. For more information on
this file, see “AAMEEPreferences.xml file”.
11. Add updates
When you click Next, you have the opportunity to add updates to the package.
This page lists updates you want to include in your package. AAMEE automatically checks for all
available updates and displays available updates for the products and shared components that are
part of the media.
12. Expand the product group to display the products/shared components for which updates are
available. Updates are displayed for products that are part of the media that you had selected.
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NOTE: A down arrow symbol next to an update indicates that the update has already been downloaded.
NOTE: The updates are not limited based on the products selected at product options screen, but are for all
the products/shared components present in media selected. For example, if you selected Photoshop from
Master Collection media, updates will be shown for all the products of Master Collection and not just
Photoshop.
13. You can filter the list of updates based on product name(s) by typing the first few letters of the product
in the “Search for Product” field that is next to the All Updates checkbox. For example, if you type
“dream” in the field, updates are shown only for products that contain the string “dream”
(case-insensitive).
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14. You can also filter for multiple products by providing a comma-separated list. For example, as shown
in the next screen capture, you can search for product names that contain the string “dream” and “in”
by specifying “dream,in” in the field. (You can also include a space after the comma, for example
“dream, in”)
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15. Select the updates that you want to include. You can include all displayed updates by selecting the All
Updates check-box.
NOTE: If you are installing updates for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Encore, or Adobe Premiere Pro, there
is a difference in the product update names for DVD media and Electronic Software Distribution
media. For more information, see the next section, “Difference between Product Update Names for
DVD and Electronic Software Distribution—Combination Package”.
16. If you have already downloaded one or more updates separately, you can add them to the package by
clicking the Add Update button and selecting the updates.
NOTE: AAMEE checks if the update packages you have downloaded are the latest available updates.
Older versions of updates cannot be added to the package.
17. Click Build to build the new package. All the selected updates are first downloaded from the Adobe
update server, and then packaging process starts. The packaging process creates an MSI-format
package in Windows, or a PKG-format package in Mac OS.
NOTE: When the updates are downloaded for the first time, it can take a high amount of time depending
on the update size and the bandwidth available.
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The completion state of this lengthy process is estimated on the Download Progress and the Build
Progress page.
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18. When the build completes successfully, the Summary page appears.
This page displays a summary of the products or components included in the build, and the
serialization used for the suite or for each point product.
You can click the Build Log link at the bottom to see the detailed progress report, including any errors.
To create another package or to update an existing package, click new Package—this takes you back to
the Welcome screen. To exit AAMEE, click Close.
Difference between Product Update Names for DVD and Electronic
Software Distribution—Combination Package
When you create a combination package (containing both installation package and update package) the
update names for the following products differ depending on whether you are using DVD media or
Electronic Software Distribution (including the media downloaded from Adobe website):
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The following table illustrates the difference:
Suite
Name displayed in Updates
screen for DVD media
Name displayed in Updates screen for
Electronic Software Distributionmedia
Creative Suite 5.0
Adobe After Effects CS5
Adobe After Effects CS5 - Trial
Adobe Encore CS5
Adobe Encore CS5 - Trial
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 - Trial
Adobe Encore CS5
Adobe Encore CS5 - Trial
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 - Trial
Creative Suite 5.5
Creating an update-only package
The process for creating an update package is very similar to that of creating the original installation
package.
1. In the Welcome screen, select Create Update Package. The Update Package screen appears.
2. Enter package information:

Enter a descriptive name for the update package.

Enter the location to which you want to save the update package you create. You can click the
Browse icon to locate the destination folder, or enter the absolute path.
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NOTE: The options that you specify in this screen are saved in an XML file, AAMEEPreferences.xml.
The next time you create a new package on the same machine, the options you selected while
creating the previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding fields. For more information on
this file, see “AAMEEPreferences.xml file”.
3. Click Next to continue to the Updates page.
This page lists updates you want to include in your package. AAMEE automatically checks for all
available updates and displays available updates for the products and shared components that are
part of the media.
4. Expand the product group to display the products/shared components for which updates are
available. Updates are displayed for products that are part of the media that you had selected.
NOTE: A down arrow symbol next to an update indicates that the update has already been
downloaded.
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5. You can filter the list of updates based on product name(s) by typing the first few letters of the product
in the “Search for Product” field that is next to the All Updates checkbox. For example, if you type
“dream” in the field, updates are shown only for products that contain the string “dream”
(case-insensitive).
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6. You can also filter for multiple products by providing a comma-separated list. For example, as shown
in the next screen capture, you can search for product names that contain the string “dream” and “in”
by specifying “dream,in” in the field. (You can also include a space after the comma, for example
“dream, in”)
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7. Select the updates that you want to include. You can include all displayed updates by selecting the All
Updates check-box.
NOTE: If you are installing updates for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Encore, or Adobe Premiere Pro, two
update names are shown for each product. Select the correct product name as explained in the next
section, “Product Update Names for DVD and for Electronic Software Distribution —Update-only
Package”
8. If you have already downloaded one or more updates separately, you can add them to the package by
clicking the Add Updates button and selecting the updates.
NOTE: AAMEE checks if the update packages you have downloaded are the latest available updates.
Older versions of updates cannot be added to the package.
9. Click Build to build the new package.
10. When the build completes successfully, the Summary page appears.
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This page displays a summary of the updates included in the build. You can click the Build Log link at
the bottom to see the detailed progress report, including any errors.
To create another package or to update an existing package, click new Package—this takes you back
to the Welcome screen. To exit AAMEE, click Close.
Product Update Names for DVD and for Electronic Software Distribution —
Update-only Package
When you create an updates-only package, two update names are shown for the following products in the
Updates screen:

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Encore

Adobe Premiere Pro
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The following table explains this:
Suite
Product Name
Names displayed in Updates screen
Creative Suite 5.0
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects CS5
Adobe After Effects CS5 - Trial
Adobe Encore
Adobe Encore CS5
Adobe Encore CS5 - Trial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 - Trial
Creative Suite 5.5
Adobe Encore
Adobe Encore CS5.5
Adobe Encore CS5.5 - Trial
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 - Trial
The following screen capture shows an example:
Select one of the two names depending on whether you installed the main package using DVD media or
Electronic Software Distribution (including the media downloaded from Adobe website).
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
If you installed the main package from DVD media, use the name without the “Trial” string.

If you installed the main package using Electronic Software Distribution, use the name with the “Trial”
string.
For example, if you installed Adobe After Effects by downloading from the Adobe web site (which is a form
of Electronic Software Distribution), select the update named “Adobe After Effects Trial”.
Modifying an existing package
Use this workflow to add updates to an existing package without having to completely rebuild the
package.
1. In the Welcome screen, select Modify Existing Package. The Modify Package screen appears.
2. You are prompted to browse for the name of the package configuration file, which was created when
the package was built the first time. The name of the file is <package name>.aamee and it is located in
the package folder.
Navigate to the package configuration file for the package you want to modify, and then click Next.
3. The Updates screen is displayed, in which you can select the updates to add to the package.
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IMPORTANT: Those updates that are already part of the package appear selected by default (in grey) in
the screen and cannot be unchecked. If a higher version of such an update is available, the update will
be downloaded and added to the package automatically.
You can also choose to add other updates that are not currently part of the package.
4. You can filter the list of updates based on product name(s) by typing the first few letters of the product
in the “Search for Product” field that is next to the All Updates checkbox. For example, if you type
“dream” in the field, updates are shown only for products that contain the string “dream”
(case-insensitive).
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5. You can also filter for multiple products by providing a comma-separated list. For example, as shown
in the next screen capture, you can search for product names that contain the string “dream” and “in”
by specifying “dream,in” in the field. (You can also include a space after the comma, for example
“dream, in”)
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6. Select the updates that you want to include. You can include all displayed updates by selecting the All
Updates check-box.
NOTE: If you are installing updates for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Encore, or Adobe Premiere Pro, two
update names are shown for each product. Select the correct product name as explained in the
section, “Product Update Names for DVD and for Electronic Software Distribution —Update-only
Package”
7. If you have already downloaded one or more updates separately, you can add them to the package by
clicking the Add Updates button and selecting the updates.
NOTE: AAMEE checks if the update packages you have downloaded are the latest available updates.
Older versions of updates cannot be added to the package.
8. Click Build to update the existing package with the selected updates.
9. When the build completes successfully, the Summary page appears.
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This page displays a summary of the updates added/modified in the build. You can click the Build Log
link at the bottom to see the detailed progress report, including any errors.
10. To create another package or to update an existing package, click new Package—this takes you back
to the Welcome screen. To exit AAMEE, click Close.
AAMEEPreferences.xml file
The options that you specify in the Welcome screen and the Configure Package screen are saved in an XML
file, AAMEEPreferences.xml. The next time you create a new package on the same machine, the options
you selected while creating the previous package are pre-populated in the corresponding fields.
If you delete this file, a new file is created the next time you launch Adobe Application Manager Enterprise
Edition. The new file contains the default preferences.
The AAMEEPreferences.xml file is saved in the following location:

Mac OS
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Enterprise

Windows XP
%HOMEPATH%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Enterprise

Windows Vista and Windows 7
%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Adobe\Enterprise
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Installing packages in the Exceptions folder
When you create a package for enterprise deployment with Adobe Update Manager Enterprise Edition
(AAMEE), two folders are created:

The build folder contains the MSI (Windows) or the PKG (Mac OS) file for deployment with Microsoft
SCCM or Apple ARD

The Exceptions folder contains the payloads that must be installed separately. The content of the build
folder depend on whether you are installing on Mac OS or on Windows, whether you have included
Acrobat as part of the package, and whether (for Mac OS), you have selected to disable AIR
components.
Information on installing the products in the Exceptions folder is provided in the Chapter “Installing
Products in the Exceptions Folder”. Information on deploying Acrobat for Windows is provided in the
Chapter ““Deploying Adobe Acrobat”.
IMPORTANT: Refer to the information in these Chapters before you deploy the packages on the client
machines.
Application Manager logs and error messages
When you install or run Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition, it creates or writes to log files on
the admin system, in your platform’s temporary-file location:

In Windows, logs are in the %temp% location.

In Mac OS, logs are in the folder ~/Library/Logs/.
PDApp.log
Both the tool installation and the process of configuring a package with
the tool write information to this file. Refer to it for any problem in either
the tool installation or package-creation workflow.
AdobePB<timestamp>.log
When you have completed the package configuration, you launch the
build engine that creates the deployment package. The build engine
writes progress, warnings, and build errors to this file. If the build fails,
look here for the reason.
Error messages
Error Message
Welcome Screen
The path name is not valid. Please
provide a valid path.
Cause
You have used characters in the
package name that are not
supported in folder names in
Windows or in Mac OS.
A folder named <foldername> already The package save location already
exists. Please provide a unique folder has a folder with the given name.
name.
The package name and path exceeds The target path for package creation
maximum limit by <x> character(s).
exceeds the path length limit
Please retry with a shorter path and/or specified by Microsoft Windows.
package name.
Solution
Rename the package to conform to
platform restrictions for folder names.
Provide a save path to a folder that does
not yet exist.
Use a shorter path.
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Error Message
You do not have sufficient privileges to
write to this path.
A valid installer could not be found.
The installer could not be parsed
correctly.
You cannot package a non serialized
component. Please provide a serialized
product in the product install folder
You have selected the 32-bit package
option. Please provide 32-bit media or
select 64-bit package option.
Serialization Screen
The serial number is not valid for this
product.
Configuration Screen
Deploy location is required.
Invalid file
Cause
The user does not have write access
at the save location.
The Application Manager did not
find the files and executables for a
valid product install folder at the
path you entered for “Locate the
installation media.”
The product install folder has
something wrong with it.
Non-serializable media were
provided.
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Solution
Provide write access, or write to a location
to which you have access.
Make sure the location you specify is the
product install folder you placed on your
admin system or staging area.
Make sure the location you specified for
the product install folder is correct,
readable, complete, and contains
uncorrupted product install files.
Make sure the product install folder
contains serializable products.
You chose a 32-bit package, but the Provide 32-bit media or choose the 64-bit
product install folder contains 64-bit package option.
installation media.
You have typed the serial number
incorrectly, or have the wrong serial
number, or the serial number locale
does not match the installation
media.
Verify that you have typed the serial
number correctly, that its locale is
available for the product you are installing,
and that you got the number from a
volume licensing program.
You have selected the “Deploy to” You must supply a location when you
option, then clicked Next without select the “Deploy to” option.
entering a location.
You have selected the "Redirect
Provide a correct XML file for redirection.
AAM Updater to internal server"
option, but provided invalid XML for
the redirect.
Summary Screen
Your build encountered unrecoverable The build failed. Check the build log Take appropriate action and try again. For
errors.
to find the reason.
example, if the cause is insufficient space,
allocate more space.
This patch was not packaged as a
You have selected the wrong
Select the highest available update
higher version is already included in
version or multiple versions of an
version.
this package.
update.
Updates Screen
DMG/ZIP unavailable.
The path specified for the ZIP or the Verify that the location specified for the
DMG files is not accessible.
ZIP or the DMG update files is accessible.
Select the updates again after they
become available
Valid DMG/ZIP files not found.
The update files that you have
Ensure that the files are valid ZIP or DMG
selected are not actually ZIP or DMG files.
files (even though they might be
named as such).
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DMG mount failed.
Cause
Application Manager could not
mount the DMG file. This could be
because of the following reasons:

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Solution
Ensure that the disc space is sufficient and
the folders have the appropriate
permissions.
The files might have been
auto-mounted when the
updates were downloaded.
There could be a system error,
incorrect permission,
insufficient disc space, or any
other error.
This could be because of the
following reasons:

Invalid DMG/ZIP.

The required files were not
found.

The update files do not have the
right content (for example the
files might have become
corrupt).
There is an error is processing
the ZIP or the DMG files.
The ZIP files could not be extracted
in the temporary folder because of a
system error, permission issue or a
miscellaneous error.
Network connectivity was not
available while AAMEE was
checking for updates or
downloading updates.
You are using a proxy server to
connect to the network and the
credentials provided for proxy
server authentication are incorrect.
Disk space available is less than the
space required to download the
updates.
Ensure that the correct update files have
been downloaded and retry the steps. If
required, restart the Application Manager.
If this doesn’t work, download the files
again.

ZIP extraction failure.
The update server is not responding.
The server might be offline temporarily,
or the internet or firewall settings may
be incorrect. Please try again later.
Unable to authenticate user. Please
check the user name and password and
try again.
There is insufficient disk space on your
drive to download this update. Please
make more space available and try
again.
Ensure that the ZIP files can be correctly
extracted in the temporary folder.
Either ensure that the network is present,
or click Continue and then add updates
from a location where you have stored the
updates downloaded manually.
Provide the correct login credentials for
proxy server authentication.
Ensure that there is sufficient disk space to
download the updates. The updates are
downloaded at the following locations:
Mac OS:
~/Library/Application
Support/Adobe/AAMUpdater/1.0/Install
Windows XP:
%HOMEPATH%\Local
Settings\Application
Data\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.0\Install
Windows Vista and Windows 7:
%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Adobe\AA
MUpdater\1.0\Install
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Error Message
There was an error downloading this
update. You may try packaging this
update by manually downloading it
from www.adobe.com.
There was an error downloading this
update. Please verify the write
permissions and try again.
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Cause
There was an error while
downloading the update.
Solution
Retry downloading the update. If it does
not work, package the update manually
after downloading it from
www.adobe.com.
The folder in which the updates are Ensure that the folder where the updates
being downloaded does not have are stored has write permissions.
write permissions.
Mac OS:
~/Library/Application
Support/Adobe/AAMUpdater/1.0/Install
Windows XP:
%HOMEPATH%\Local
Settings\Application
Data\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.0\Install
Windows Vista and Windows 7:
%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Adobe\AA
MUpdater\1.0\Install
Modify Existing Updates Workflow
Invalid file
Selected package is corrupt
The file may not be a valid package Provide the path to a valid package
configuration (.aamee) file
configuration (.aamee) file.
One or more of the following:
Ensure that the package is not corrupt and
contains a valid package configuration

The package that you are trying (.aamee) file.
to modify is corrupt
The package does not contain a
valid package configuration
(.aamee) file
Insufficient write privileges.
Write permission not available at the Ensure that the folder containing the
location of the package
package has appropriate write
permissions
An error has occurred. Please check the Unknown error
Check the build log for possible
file again.
information about the error
Your build encountered unrecoverable Unknown error
Check the build log for possible
errors
information about the error

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Installing Products in the Exceptions Folder
IMPORTANT: Before you install a package created with Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition, read
this chapter. Follow the instructions in this chapter to ensure that the exception payloads are installed and
configured correctly. If you are installing Adobe Acrobat X, refer to the instructions in Chapter 4,
“Deploying Adobe Acrobat”.
About Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition
Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) packages Adobe Creative Suite products in MSI or
PKG format for deployment on multiple computers. AAMEE provides an automated way of performing
silent, customized installation on multiple computers in your enterprise. Each installation package can
install a set of applications belonging to a single suite product on the target systems.
You can use AAMEE to:

Create packages for initial deployment

Include updates to previously installed products by creating a package that includes both installation
and updates

Created packages that have only updates to previously installed products.
Installation packages
When creating an installation package, you provide the location of the product installation folder for the
purchased suite product or point product you are packaging. AAMEE scans this folder and presents you
with a list of applications and components that can be installed, from which you make your choices. All of
these choices are recorded in the package.
When you create a package for enterprise deployment with Adobe Application Manager Enterprise
Edition (AAMEE), two folders are created:

The build folder contains the MSI (Windows) or the PKG (Mac OS) file for deployment with Microsoft
SCCM or Apple ARD

The Exceptions folder contains the payloads that must be installed separately.
Packages in the Exception Folder
NOTE: You can also use the Codename Exceptions Deployer tool to automatically deploy the payloads in
the Exceptions folder. Codename Exceptions Deployer is available as public Beta. It is available in the
utilities folder with AAMEE 3.0 installation or as a separate download from Adobe labs For more
information on using Codename Exceptions Deployer, see Appendix A, “Using Adobe Codename
Exceptions Deployer“ or the documentation shipped with the public Beta of Codename Exceptions
Deployer.
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On Windows
In Windows, the Exceptions folder includes all the packages that should be installed separately. This folder
also contains the ExceptionInfo.txt file, which contains information on how to manually install the
payloads and includes a link to the information in this chapter.
On Windows, if you choose to include Acrobat, it is included in the exceptions folder and not in the main
installation package.
On Mac OS
On the Mac OS, if you selected the DISABLE AIR COMPONENTS IN PACKAGE option in the Configure Package
screen, AIR-based components such as Adobe Help Manager are not installed with the regular package.
They are instead copied into the Exceptions folder, from where you install them. The instructions on
installing are provided in the next sections.
If, however, on the Mac OS, you did not select the DISABLE AIR COMPONENTS IN PACKAGE option in the Configure
Package screen, no components are copied to the Exceptions folder.
Installing packages on Windows
All the components in the Exceptions folder must be installed separately once you have created the main
package.
Generally, all exception payloads can be installed in silent mode by the command specified in the
ExceptionInfo.txt file (available in the Exceptions folder) for every exception payload.
Installing Acrobat Professional requires extra steps as explained in “Deploying Adobe Acrobat”. For some
components such as AIR and Adobe Help Manager, the versions available on Adobe website might be
more recent than the ones available in the Exceptions folder. To ensure that you are using the latest
versions of these tools, you can download them from the Adobe web site. For more information, see
“Downloading and installing components separately on Windows”.
NOTE: For CS5.5 media or onwards, exception payloads except Acrobat on Windows should be installed
after you have installed the main MSI package in the build folder. If you are installing Acrobat on Windows,
ensure that you install Acrobat from the Exceptions folder before you install the main MSI package in the
build folder.
List of Payloads in the Exceptions Folder
Here is the combined list of payloads that can be deployed directly using the command line mentioned in
ExceptionInfo.txt file.
NOTE: There can be more payloads in the Exceptions folder as new products and components are released.
Payloads for CS5.5 and CS5

AdobeHelp

PDF Settings CS5

Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX

Adobe Story
Installing Products in the Exceptions Folder

Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser

Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin

Adobe AIR

Adobe Content Viewer

Adobe Media Player (for CS5 only)

Adobe Captivate Reviewer

Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

Acrobat X Pro
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Payloads for CS6

AdobeHelp

PDF Settings CS6


Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser

Acrobat X Pro
Downloading and installing components separately on Windows
This section lists the steps to use if you want to download and install AIR components separately instead of
using the packages in the Exceptions folder.
Installing AIR and Adobe HelpManager on Windows
NOTE: This document assumes your organization has accepted and received the Adobe AIR Distribution
License agreement. If not, please visit:
http://www.adobe.com/products/air/runtime_distribution1.html
1. Download the AdobeAIRInstaller.exe file from http://get.adobe.com/air/
2. Download the AdobeHelp AIR application from http://www.adobe.com/support/chc/
NOTE: On the installation page, do not perform Step 1. That is, do not select any product. Go directly
to Step 2—Install Now.
3. In the Application Install dialog box, click Save and then save the AdobeHelp.air file to a folder.
NOTE: You will be able to save the AdobeHelp.air file only when Adobe AIR is installed on your
machine. if Adobe AIR is not already installed on your machine, install it using the
AdobeAIRInstaller.exe file that you downloaded in step 1.
4. Use the following command to silently deploy the AdobeHelp Manager binaries using SCCM or similar
tool:
AdobeAIR Installer.exe -silent
-eulaAccepted AdobeHelp.air
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Installing packages on Mac OS
Generally, all exception payloads can be installed in silent mode by the command specified in the
ExceptionInfo.txt file (available in the Exceptions folder) for every exception payload.
NOTE: The installation commands provided in the ExceptionInfo.txt file for the Mac OS will work when
the user is logged in to the client machine where the package is being deployed. For the scenario where
the user is not logged in, prefix the following string to the command:
sudo launchctl bsexec `ps auwwx |grep [l]oginwindow | awk '{ print $2 }'`
As an example, here is the command to install "Adobe AIR" when the user is not logged in to the client
machine (assuming Adobe AIR is part of the package):
sudo launchctl bsexec `ps auwwx |grep [l]oginwindow | awk '{ print $2 }'` Adobe\ AIR\
Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer -silent
NOTE: The command in the ExceptionInfo.txt file to install Adobe Air payload of CS5 for Mac OS has an
extra argument "silent", which should not be present and because of which the command cannot install
the Adobe AIR payload for CS5 (see text in bold at the end of the following command)
(sudo launchctl bsexec `ps auwwx | grep [l]oginwindow | awk '{ print $2}'` Adobe\ AIR\
Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer -silent silent)
Use the following command instead ((which does not have the argument "silent" after the "-silent"
parameter at the end):
(sudo launchctl bsexec `ps auwwx | grep [l]oginwindow | awk '{ print $2}'` Adobe\ AIR\
Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer -silent)
For some components such as AIR and CHC, the versions available on Adobe website might be more
recent than the ones available in the Exceptions folder. To ensure that you are using the latest versions of
these tools, you can download them from the Adobe web site. For more information, see “Downloading
and installing components separately on Mac OS”.
IMPORTANT: All the commands should be executed with sudo privileges.
List of Payloads in the Exceptions Folder
Here is the combined list of payloads that can be deployed directly using the command line mentioned in
ExceptionInfo.txt file.
NOTE: There can be more payloads in the Exceptions folder as new products and components are released.

Payloads for CS5.5 and CS5AdobeHelp

Adobe AIR

Adobe Captivate Reviewer

Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser
Payloads for CS6

AdobeHelp
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
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PDF Settings CS6


Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser

Acrobat X Pro
Downloading and installing components separately on Mac OS
This section lists the steps to use if you want to download and install AIR components separately instead of
using the packages in the Exceptions folder.

Prerequisites

Installing AIR and Adobe Help Manager

Related Links
Prerequisites
NOTE: This document assumes your organization has accepted and received the Adobe AIR Distribution
License agreement. If not, please visit:
http://www.adobe.com/products/air/runtime_distribution1.html
1. Download the AdobeAIR.dmg file from http://get.adobe.com/air/
2. Download the AdobeHelp AIR application from http://www.adobe.com/support/chc/
NOTE: On the installation page, do not perform Step 1. That is, do not select any product. Go directly
to Step 2—Install Now. To save the CHC installer, AIR must be installed on the machine.
3. In the Application Install dialog box, click Save and then save the AdobeHelp.air file to a folder.
4. Share the AdobeHelp.air file (which you saved in step 3) through a mounted afp volume.
5. Connect to the target machine through SSH or using a local automation process, and mount the DMG
files from a network store, that is through afp.
6. Ensure that the target machine is idle at the login window.
Installing AIR and Adobe Help Manager
IMPORTANT: All the commands should be executed with sudo privileges.
1. Mount the shared location containing the AdobeAIR.dmg and AdobeHelp.air files that you
downloaded as described in Prerequisites.
mount_afp afp://<user:password>@<ip>/<SharedLocation> /Volumes/<temporarily
mounted volume name>
2. Mount the AdobeAIR.dmg file from the shared location.
hdiutil mount /Volumes/<temporarily mounted volume name>/AdobeAIR.dmg
3. Install the AIR runtime package.
NOTE: If an earlier version is detected, the updated version will be installed.
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launchctl bsexec `ps auwwx |grep [l]oginwindow | awk '{ print $2 }'` /Volumes/
Adobe\ AIR/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer -silent
4. Un-mount the AIR installer
hdiutil unmount /Volumes/Adobe\ AIR
5. Uninstall the CHC AIR application. This step is required only if an earlier version exists on your
computer.
launchctl bsexec `ps auwwx |grep [l]oginwindow | awk '{ print $2 }'`
/Applications/Utilities/Adobe\ AIR\ Application
\ Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer
-uninstall -silent /Applications/Adobe/Adobe\ Help.app
6. Install the updated Adobe Help AIR application.
NOTE: The following command is applicable for CS5.5 and CS5. For CS6, refer to the command in the
ExceptionInfo.txt file.
launchctl bsexec `ps auwwx |grep [l]oginwindow | awk '{ print $2 }'`
/Applications/Utilities/Adobe\ AIR\ Application
\ Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer
-silent -eulaAccepted -location /Applications/Adobe /Volumes/<temporarily mounted
volume name>/AdobeHelp.air
7. Create a symbolic link for Adobe Help. This is required to configure Adobe Help correctly.
ln -s /Applications/Adobe/Adobe\ Help.app /Applications/Adobe\ Help.app
8. Unmount the shared location
umount -f
/Volumes/<temporarily mounted volume name>
Related Links

AIR Administrator’s Guide Overview
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/air/admin/WS485a42d56cd1964167ea49bd124ef17d52a-8000.html

Preventing automatic updates to Adobe AIR
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/air/admin/WS485a42d56cd1964167ea49bd124ef17d52a-7ff5.html#W
S485a42d56cd1964167ea49bd124ef17d52a-7ff2
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Deploying Adobe Acrobat
Introduction
Starting Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) 2.0 release, you can include Adobe
Acrobat as part of the installation package.
NOTE: Acrobat can be included in the installation package if you are installing Acrobat X using CS 5.5 or
CS6 media. This feature is not applicable for Acrobat 9 and CS 5 media.
On the Mac OS, after you include Adobe Acrobat present on the media file or through the downloaded
updates, Adobe Acrobat is included in the package file that is created.
On Windows too, you can choose to include Acrobat. However, Acrobat is included in the exceptions folder
instead of the main installation package. After the package creation is complete, the Acrobat .MSI file is
created in the exceptions package. You deploy Acrobat on the client machines as per the instructions
provided in the ExceptionsInfo.txt file. This file is available in the Exceptions folder.
NOTE: You must deploy Adobe Acrobat before you install the MSI package created by AAMEE.
NOTE: Acrobat updates cannot be packaged using Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition.
However, Acrobat X Pro updates are native formats (.msi on Windows and .pkg on Macintosh) and can
easily be deployed separately using standard deployment tools. Please see Acrobat X documentation or
your vendor's deployment documentation for more information about deploying .msi or .pkg files.
In this section:

Installing Acrobat Professional on Windows


Using the Adobe Customization Wizard X
Installing Acrobat Professional on Mac OS

Handling Feature Lockdown on Mac OS after Applying Updates
Installing Acrobat Professional on Windows
The command to install Acrobat professional available in the input Suite media is as follows:
msiexec.exe /i AcroPro.msi INSTALLDIR="[INSTALLDIR]\Acrobat 10.0" EULA_ACCEPT=NO
REGISTRATION_SUPPRESS=YES SUITEMODE=1 TRANSFORMS=[installLanguage].mst INSTALLLEVEL=101
AS_DISABLE_LEGACY_COLOR=1 IGNOREAAM=1 /qn

[INSTALLDIR] is the installation directory where Adobe Acrobat is to be installed on the client machine.

[installLanguage] is the locale in which Adobe Acrobat is to be installed. Note that Adobe Acrobat
might not be available in all languages, so you can only provide a locale that is supported by the
Acrobat Professional for that particular media. For example, to install Acrobat in the English (US) locale,
specify en_US as the locale in the command.
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Installing Acrobat Patch for Creative Suite 6
For Creative Suite 6, an Acrobat patch is additionally available (in the Exceptions folder) and that should be
installed as well. Here is the command to install the patch:
msiexec.exe /p PATCH=AcrobatUpd1011.msp /qnNOTE: These command are also included in the
ExceptionInfo.txt file included in the Exceptions folder.
Using the Adobe Customization Wizard X
You can use the Adobe Customization Wizard X to configure Acrobat for your Windows installation. For
more information on the Customization wizard as well as other resources related to Enterprise
administration of the Acrobat family of products, see the following knowledge base article.
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83709.html
NOTE: EULA Suppression, update suppression, and registration suppression settings you select in the
AAMEE workflow will take precedence over the settings in the Adobe Customization Wizard X.
NOTE: For serialization of Acrobat, specify the serial number of the Suite on the Serial Screen of AAMEE
while creating the package. After deployment, Acrobat will be launched in the serialized mode. Do not use
the Adobe Customization Wizard X for serializing Acrobat.
Creating Custom Acrobat Transforms
You can create custom transform(s) for Acrobat using Adobe Customization Wizard X, and then package
them for use with AAMEE. Assuming that the name of the file created by the custom transform is
<custom_transform_name>.mst, ensure the following:
1. Copy the <custom_transform_name>.mst file to the Acrobat Professional payload folder (for example
AcrobatProfessional10.0-EFG folder for Acrobat X).
2. Run the command to deploy Adobe Acrobat as mentioned in ExceptionInfo.txt after changing the
parameter from TRANSFORMS=en_US.mst to
TRANSFORMS=en_US.mst;<custom_transform_name>.mst
The transform names are separated by a semicolon (;)
Uninstalling Acrobat Professional on Windows
Once you have deployed Acrobat Professional using the package in the Exceptions folder, you can
uninstall it using the usual process for uninstalling msi packages. Here is the command for uninstalling
Acrobat Professional:
msiexec /uninstall <path to Acrobat msi file> /quiet
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Installing Acrobat Professional on Mac OS
On the Mac OS, Adobe Acrobat X Professional is displayed as part of the product list for Creative Suite 5.5.
After you include Adobe Acrobat present on the media file or through the downloaded updates, Adobe
Acrobat is included in the package file that is created.
NOTE: Quarterly updates to Acrobat might disable the feature lockdown for Acrobat updates on client
machines. Refer to the following section for information on how to enable feature lockdown after
quarterly Acrobat updates.
Handling Feature Lockdown on Mac OS after Applying Updates
In an enterprise scenario, you may want to suppress the update feature from the end-user machines to
ensure that updates are deployed centrally per the system administration policies. This is achieved
through feature lockdown on the Mac OS wherein the system administrator adds the relevant entries to
the feature lockdown file present in the following folder:
Contents/MacOS/Preferences/FeatureLockDown
However, the quarterly updates for Acrobat X overwrite the feature lockdown file. Therefore, after you
deploy the Acrobat updates, the feature lockdown for updater is disabled. The menu items on the
end-users’ machines will once again display options to update Acrobat.
To lock the update feature once again, you need to edit the FeatureLockDown file using the steps in the
following section:
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Editing the FeatureLockDown File
To ensure that updater feature remains locked for the users after you deploy Acrobat updates edit the
FeatureLockDown file as follows:
1. Install Acrobat X on a test machine.
2. Apply all intended updates to the test machine.
3. Open the FeatureLockDown file at: “Contents/MacOS/Preferences/FeatureLockDown” in the contents
of Acrobat application. You can use TextEdit or a similar program to open this file.
The file content will be similar to the following:
<< /DefaultLaunchAttachmentPerms [ /c << /BuiltInPermList [ /t
(version:1|.ade:3|.adp:3|.app:3|.arc:3|.arj:3|.asp:3|.bas:3|.bat:3|.bz:3|.bz2:3|.c
ab:3|.chm:3|.class:3|.cmd:3|.com:3|.command:3|.cpl:3|.crt:3|.csh:3|.desktop:3|.dll
:3|.exe:3|.fxp:3|.gz:3|.hex:3|.hlp:3|.hqx:3|.hta:3|.inf:3|.ini:3|.ins:3|.isp:3|.it
s:3|.jar:3|.job:3|.js:3|.jse:3|.ksh:3|.lnk:3|.lzh:3|.mad:3|.maf:3|.mag:3|.mam:3|.m
aq:3|.mar:3|.mas:3|.mat:3|.mau:3|.mav:3|.maw:3|.mda:3|.mdb:3|.mde:3|.mdt:3|.mdw:3|
.mdz:3|.msc:3|.msi:3|.msp:3|.mst:3|.ocx:3|.ops:3|.pcd:3|.pi:3|.pif:3|.pkg:3|.prf:3
|.prg:3|.pst:3|.rar:3|.reg:3|.scf:3|.scr:3|.sct:3|.sea:3|.shb:3|.shs:3|.sit:3|.tar
:3|.taz:3|.tgz:3|.tmp:3|.url:3|.vb:3|.vbe:3|.vbs:3|.vsmacros:3|.vss:3|.vst:3|.vsw:
3|.webloc:3|.ws:3|.wsc:3|.wsf:3|.wsh:3|.z:3|.zip:3|.zlo:3|.zoo:3|.term:3|.tool:3|.
pdf:2|.fdf:2) ] >> ]
4. Edit this file to add updater lockdown value as follows (see the text in bold).:
<< /Updater [ /b false ] /DefaultLaunchAttachmentPerms [ /c << /BuiltInPermList [ /t
(version:1|.ade:3|.adp:3|.app:3|.arc:3|.arj:3|.asp:3|.bas:3|.bat:3|.bz:3|.bz2:3|.c
ab:3|.chm:3|.class:3|.cmd:3|.com:3|.command:3|.cpl:3|.crt:3|.csh:3|.desktop:3|.dll
:3|.exe:3|.fxp:3|.gz:3|.hex:3|.hlp:3|.hqx:3|.hta:3|.inf:3|.ini:3|.ins:3|.isp:3|.it
s:3|.jar:3|.job:3|.js:3|.jse:3|.ksh:3|.lnk:3|.lzh:3|.mad:3|.maf:3|.mag:3|.mam:3|.m
aq:3|.mar:3|.mas:3|.mat:3|.mau:3|.mav:3|.maw:3|.mda:3|.mdb:3|.mde:3|.mdt:3|.mdw:3|
.mdz:3|.msc:3|.msi:3|.msp:3|.mst:3|.ocx:3|.ops:3|.pcd:3|.pi:3|.pif:3|.pkg:3|.prf:3
|.prg:3|.pst:3|.rar:3|.reg:3|.scf:3|.scr:3|.sct:3|.sea:3|.shb:3|.shs:3|.sit:3|.tar
:3|.taz:3|.tgz:3|.tmp:3|.url:3|.vb:3|.vbe:3|.vbs:3|.vsmacros:3|.vss:3|.vst:3|.vsw:
3|.webloc:3|.ws:3|.wsc:3|.wsf:3|.wsh:3|.z:3|.zip:3|.zlo:3|.zoo:3|.term:3|.tool:3|.
pdf:2|.fdf:2) ] >> ]
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not make any other changes to the FeatureLockDown file.
5. Deploy updates on users’ machines.
6. On users’ machines, replace the FeatureLockDown file at “<Acrobat
application>/Contents/MacOS/Preferences” with the file you edited in step 4.
TIP: To ensure that there is no problem with multiple user accounts, keep permission of the
FeatureLockDown file as follows:
Permission: -rw-rw-r-Owner: root
Group: admin
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5
Preparing for Deployment
This section summarizes the stages of deployment:

Preparing the input media

Creating packages

Testing packages
Preparing the input media
AAMEE can read product content for packaging in any of the following ways:

From one or more DVDs (or CDs)

From a Product install folder
Providing product content from DVDs
You can provide product content from a DVD (or CD). You can also use product content that is in multiple
DVDs (or their ISO or mounted DMG images). AAMEE reads the content of the first disk, and then prompts
you to insert the next disk. AAMEE can also automatically detect multiple disks that are inserted in
different disk drives. For example, if you provide media information through disk 1 and disk 2 in separate
disk drives, AAMEE automatically detects them and automatically reads content from disk 1 and then disk
2.
Providing product content from a product install folder
You can also create a product install folder for each product you plan to package in the location you give to
the Application Manager.
1.
Determine where the product install folder or folders should be placed.
2.
Create a single product install folder for each product you plan to package.
The product install folder contains all of the downloaded installation files and resources that you will
use to create packages with the Application Manager.
3. Copy the contents of the distribution media for each product to its product install folder.

If you are using a product ESD, mount (in Mac OS) or extract (in Windows) the product ESD. Copy
the contents of the ESD image to the product install folder.
NOTE: Do not copy any other ESD images, such as the Acrobat ESD or Contents. Some products
have additional components (“functional content”) that are not part of the Suite ESD, but must be
downloaded to a separate product install folder and packaged separately from the Suite package.

If you are using product media, copy the entire content of all DVDs to the product install folder.
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Copying from multiple DVDs
To copy the contents of multiple DVDs to your product install folder:
1. Mount or insert Disk 1, and copy the contents to your product install folder. For example,
<AbsolutePath>/MCSuiteBuild/Adobe CS5 Master Collection/.
2. Mount or insert Disk 2, and copy the contents of the payloads/ folder to the payloads/ folder in your
product install folder. For example, <AbsolutePath>/MCSuiteBuild/Adobe CS5 Master
Collection/payloads/.
When asked if you want to overwrite files and folders, click “Yes to all”.
Preparing updates for packaging
AAMEE automatically checks for and downloads updates when you create a package. This way, you do not
need to have the updates separately downloaded.
However, if you want, you can download the updates separately from one of the Adobe websites:

The Adobe Product Updates page:
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Adobe Creative Suite Updates blog, which allows tracking of Creative Suite updates through RSS or
Atom readers:
http://blogs.adobe.com/csupdates/
Updates are available as platform-specific ZIP or DMG files.

Copy the ZIP or DMG file for each update to the local disk of the administrative system, or to an
accessible network location.
The location in which you copy the files is the location you will navigate to when you add updates
manually to your update package in the Application Manager (see “Creating an update-only package” on
page 53).
Creating packages
In order to create packages, you should:

Read Chapter 2, “Using the Adobe Application Manager 2.1 for Enterprise Deployment,” which walks
you through invoking and using the Application Manager.
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Know where the Application Manager is installed on the administrative machine.
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Read Chapter 6, “Planning for Deployment and complete the planning steps mentioned in that
chapter.
When all of the planning is completed, invoke the Application Manager and create all of your packages,
using the information you created in the planning stage.
When you are finished creating the packages, you should test them before deployment.
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Testing packages
You will want to test the packages you have created before deploying them widely. It is recommended
that you deploy using the platform-specific standard tool, Microsoft System Center Configuration
Manager 2007 (SCCM) and Apple Remote Desktop (ARD).
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If you are deploying with ARD, go to Chapter 7 for instructions.
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If you are deploying with SCCM, go to Chapter 8 for instructions.
To test your package, install on a test system using these steps:
1. Set up your test system so that it is configured just like a target system.
Test your package on a system that meets the performance and system requirements for the
applications you will install from these packages. This machine should have similar system capacity as
the target systems on which you will deploy your packages.
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Make sure the product install folder the deployment package references is located correctly.
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Make the package available in the same way that it will be deployed to the target systems.
2. Invoke the installer on the test system.
If you have not created an SCCM or ARD installer, you can invoke the MSI or PKG package directly from
the command line, using this command:
IN WINDOWS: msiexec.exe /i <pkg_name>.msi /quiet
IN MAC OS: sudo installer -pkg <install_pkg_name> -target /
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Do not double-click the MSI or PKG file.
3. Check the log files.
The installer program creates a log file in which it records the steps it has taken along with the
returned exit code. If this log file already exists, the program appends the latest results to it. See
“Installation logs” on page 83 and “Error messages” on page 84.
4. For an install package, test the newly installed applications.
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Check in the installation location to see that the applications were installed.
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Invoke each application.
NOTE: In a serialized suite product, in addition to those point products that you specifically selected as
Product Options, some other products (such as Soundbooth or After Effects) might also be installed.
5. (Optional) For an install package, run the package uninstaller program on the test system.
If you have not created a platform-specific uninstaller, you can do this with the MSI/PKG package:

In Windows, use the MSI uninstall command:
msiexec /uninstall <pkg_name>.msi /quiet
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In Mac OS: sudo installer -pkg <uninstall_pkg_name> -target /
When the uninstall is finished, check the install location to see that the applications were removed.
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NOTE: Uninstall packages are not created for update packages
Installation logs
When you install the created package, the platform installer (SCCM or ARD) writes log files, as described in
the documentation for those tools.
The package that you created with the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition installs a client
version of the Application Manager on the client machine, which manages the installation process. When
you perform an installation using the deployment package, the Application Manager and other processes
that it initiates write these log files to the client machine:
Log file name
For an installation package:
For an update package:
Location
<product_name><time_stamp>.log
<patch_name><version><time_stamp>.log
Location in Windows: <Adobe Common Files>\installer\
Location in Mac OS: /Library/Logs/Adobe/Installers/
During a silent deployment, the deployment engine that installs the components generates a
zipped log file with information about the progress and result of installation. Look in this file for any
error or success messages reported during installation of your deployment packages.
The file is named for the package being installed, and zipped in a platform-specific format. For
example, in Windows, the zipped file might be:
Creative Suite 5 Master Collection 5.0 04-26-2010.log.gz
oobelib.log
Location in Windows: %temp%
Location in Mac OS: /tmp/
This log file is generated by the licensing component of the Application Manager, and contains
information specifically related to serialization, trial mode, activation and deactivation.
The Adobe Provisioning Tookit Enterprise Edition writes status information to this log when you use
it to manage serialization of deployed products. See Chapter 9, “Adobe Provisioning Toolkit
Enterprise Edition.”
PDApp.log
Location in Windows:
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When Application Manager installed with Administrative
privilege through SCCM: %windir%\Temp
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When Application Manager installed with User privilege
through SCCM: %temp%
Location in Mac OS: ~/Library/Logs/
The Application Manager creates or appends to this log file:
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When Application Manager is installed on the client machine; specifically during bootstrapping.
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When the user launches products and uses activation, trial, registration, licensing, updating, or
service provisioning.
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Error messages
Error messages
These are the error codes that the deployment manager component can write to the PDApp.log file:
Code Description
Code
Description
0
Application installed successfully
17
EULA acceptance failed
1
Unable to parse command line
18
Bootstrapping for Adobe Application
Manager failed. See bootstrapper errors
below.
2
Unknown user interface mode specified
19
Conflicting processes running
3
Unable to initialize ExtendScript
20
Install source path not specified or does
not exist
4
User interface workflow failed
21
Version of payload not supported by
version of RIBS
5
Unable to initialize user interface workflow
22
Install directory check failed
6
Silent workflow completed with errors
23
System requirements check failed
7
Unable to complete the silent workflow
24
Exit due to user-canceled workflow
8
Exit and restart needed
25
Binary pathname exceeding operating
system's MAX PATH limit
9
Unsupported operating system version
26
Media swap required in silent mode
10
Unsupported file system
27
Keyed files detected in target
11
Another instance running
28
Base product is not installed
12
CAPS database integrity error
29
Base product has been moved
13
Media optimization failed
30
Insufficient disk space to install the
payload (completed with errors)
14
Failed due to insufficient privileges
31
Insufficient disk space to install the
payload (failed)
15
Media DB sync failed
32
Patch is already applied
16
Failed to load the deployment file
9999
Catastrophic error
These are the error codes that the bootstrapper component can write to the PDApp.log file:
BS_STATUS_SUCCESS
0
Bootstrapper ran successfully
BS_STATUS_ERROR_SELF_UPDATE
1
Any error in self-update mode
BS_STATUS_ERROR_INIT_OBJ
-1
Initializing bootstrapper object fails
BS_STATUS_ERROR_MULT_INST
-2
More than one instance is running
BS_STATUS_ERROR_SYSTEM_CHECK
-3
Any of the OS checks fail
BS_STATUS_ERROR_REGISTER_CALLBACK
-4
Registering callback fails
BS_STATUS_ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE
-5
Installing packages fails
BS_STATUS_ERROR_COPY_FILE
-6
Copying file fails after installation
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Error messages
BS_STATUS_ERROR_LAUNCH_APP
-7
Application launch fails
BS_STATUS_ERROR_INVALID_COMMAND_LINE
-8
Invalid command line arguments provided
BS_STATUS_ERROR_FILE_MISSING
-9
Deployment or manifest file is missing
BS_STATUS_NO_ADMIN_PRIVILEGE
-10
Admin privilege is required and is not there
BS_STATUS_ERROR_PARSE_MANIFEST
-11
Problem parsing manifest
BS_STATUS_ERROR_PIM
-12
Error in PIM library usage
BS_STATUS_ERROR_SYSTEM_CHECK_SOFT_STOP
-13
Any of the soft system checks fail
BS_STATUS_ERROR_INSTALLATION_CANCELLED
-14
Installation is cancelled
BS_STATUS_ERROR_LAUNCHPATH_LONG
-15
Launch path is more than 200 characters
BS_STATUS_ERROR_OTHER
-999
Any other error
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6
Planning for Deployment
Before you use the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (Application Manager) to make
packages, you need to do a good deal of thinking and planning. This section gives you all the information
you need to that planning. The Guide to Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (called here
Application Manager Guide) helps you through the process of creating packages with the Application
Manager. You then come back to this document to do the final step of deployment — getting the package
you have created into the right place so the target systems can invoke the package and install the product.
There are several steps to your planning process:
1. Identifying your user groups and their application needs.
2. Identifying the packages you need to create to install those applications for those users, and deciding
how you will deploy the packages.
3. Specifying the packages themselves before you create them.
The sections in this chapter each address one of these planning steps.
Identifying user groups and their needs
You will need one or more deployment packages for every unique user group in your enterprise. Your first
planning step is to identify each user group that needs a particular application or set of applications to do
their job. If you or someone else at your company has already purchased the Creative Suite 5 products, this
step has undoubtedly already been done, but it may or may not be written down in a form useful to you at
this stage in planning.
At this point, you want to identify the following:

GROUP NAME: Identify each user group for which you have purchased (or will purchase) the software.
The labels you choose to identify your user groups are for your own use only; they are not included
anywhere in the deployment package, so there are no restrictions on how you name them.

PRIMARY APPLICATIONS NEEDED: For each user group, create the list of applications people in that group
need to do their jobs. The primary applications are listed in the first column of the application/suite
matrix on page 88 .
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PRODUCT: Identify the product(s) that have been purchased (or will be purchased) that provide the
applications you have listed. This list will consist of point product and/or suite product names.

PLATFORM: Identify the platform for each product (Windows and/or Mac OS).
Making your package list
After you have a complete list of user groups and the applications each one needs to do their jobs, you are
ready to determine how many packages you need to deploy those applications for those users. In order to
determine your package count and what each one should contain, you need to understand a few
concepts about Adobe product and package design.
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How products correlate to packages
In order to determine how many deployment packages you need to create, and what each package
deploys, you need to understand the relationship between a product and a package. When you purchase a
product, you get the product either on DVDs (product media) or via an electronic download (product ESD).
The product ESD is highly recommended for enterprise deployment, but you can use product media
instead.
There is a one-to-one correspondence between a deployment package and a product. A package is
designed to package a single product install folder, which includes the install program (set-up.exe in
Windows, Install.app in Mac OS) and all the application and component code, configuration
information, and all the other information it needs to install the product. Additionally, each product comes
with a single serial number; as an install program can take only one serial number, a package can deploy
only a single product.
As a result of this one-to-one relationship, a deployment package has a link to one and only one product
install folder. You cannot create a single package that includes multiple products. For example, you can
buy Photoshop CS5.5 and Illustrator CS5.5 separately as point products, but you cannot create one
deployment package to install both of them; you must create one package to install Photoshop and a
different package to install Illustrator. If you purchase InCopy® CS5.5, you must make a package to install
just InCopy. In fact, this is the only way to package InCopy CS5.5 because it is not included in any of the
suite products.
A package can install multiple applications only if all of those applications are installed from a suite
product. So, you can install both Photoshop and Illustrator from a single package only if you have
purchased a suite product that contains both of those applications. If you create the package with a suite
serial number, the package can include any of the applications from that suite.
You can create multiple deployment packages from a single product. For a suite product, different
packages can deploy different subsets of the applications included in the suite. You can even create
multiple packages that deploy the same single application, with different install options and application
options. However, all of the packages created from a given product are all deployed using the same serial
number and the same product install folder.
Calculate your package count
If you have chosen only one platform, your package count is 1. If you have chosen both platforms, your
package count is 2. Record these numbers in the PACKAGE COUNT column.
Name each package
You are now ready to name your packages. Choose a brief but descriptive name for each package on your
list. If you have Mac OS and Windows versions of the same package, you may want to choose a common
package name and append “Win” or “Mac” to the name. Whatever name you choose, it should allow you to
easily identify that package with its intended user group and usage.
NOTE: Since this package name is used to name the folder on your system that will contain the package
files, the same operating system constraints that apply to folder names also apply to the package names
you choose.
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An Example Planning Sheet
To list all the information at one place, you can create an example planning sheet as shown here.
PLANNING SHEET #1: USER GROUPS & PACKAGES FOR CS5.5 PRODUCTS
PACKAGE
PACKAGE NAME(S)
GROUP NAME
PRIMARY APPLICATIONS NEEDED
PLATFORMS
PRODUCT
Writers
InDesign
Win64
Design Premium 1
InDesignOnly
Photographers
Photoshop
Mac Win32
Design Premium 2
Layout Folks
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Mac
Design Premium 1
PhotoMac
PhotoWin
Layout
Web Makers
Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks
Mac Win32
Design Premium 2
COUNT
WebMac
WebWin
You may find the following table useful in filling out the first four columns. It shows the CS5.5 suite
products along the top, with the CS5.5 point products down the left side. Dots in the body of the table
show which point product primary applications are included in which suite. If a user group needs every
application in a particular suite, you can just write “All of <suite-name>” in the APPLICATIONS NEEDED
column on the example planning sheet.
Design
Standard
CS5.5
Design
Premium
CS5.5
Web
Premium
CS5.5
Master
Collection
CS5.5
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Adobe After Effects CS5.5
Adobe Contribute® CS5.5
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Adobe Dreamweaver® CS5.5
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Adobe Encore® CS5.5
Production Premium
CS5.5
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Adobe Fireworks® CS5.5
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Adobe Flash® Professional CS5.5
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Adobe Flash Catalyst™ CS5.5
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Adobe Flash Builder™ 4 Standard
Adobe Illustrator® CS5.5
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Adobe InDesign® CS5.5
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Adobe OnLocation™ CS5.5
Adobe Photoshop® CS5.5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
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NOTE: The display name for Photoshop in the Application Manager is always just “Photoshop”. It is
understood that the extended version of Photoshop exists in all versions of Creative Suite except for
Design Standard CS5.5.
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Specifying packages
You now have everything you need to specify each package on your package list.For each package,
identify the following.
Configuration details
These fields collect the information you will need to enter or specify in the Application Manager in order to
build a deployment package.
Package name
This is where you put the package name from your package list. This is the drive and path of the location at
which you want the AAMEE-created package to be copied.
Product / platform purchased
Record the name of the product from the PRODUCT column on your package list.
User group name
Record the names of the user group or groups that will be served by this package. This is a bookkeeping
detail for you; the Application Manager will not request this information.
Save-to location
This is the drive and path of the location at which you want the applications in this package to be installed.
If the path does not exist, the installer will create it for you.
Product install folder
The Application Manager asks you for this at the beginning of the package creation process, in the field
labeled “Locate the Product Install Folder.” It is the absolute path to the product install folder that you
create for the product you are packaging, from the ESD or distribution media. See “Preparing the input
media” on page 80.
OS support
If you wish to install applications on Windows platforms with 64-bit architecture, choose the "64-bit
Package" option under "32- vs 64-bit Operating System Support.” This does not apply to packages
intended to run in Mac OS.
Serial number
This is the serial number you received when you purchased your product. For a point-product installer,
enter the serial number for that product. For a suite installer, enter the suite serial number. You must enter
the serial number that matches the purchased installer media for that product. You cannot use a suite
serial number to package a stand-alone point product, nor can you use a serial number for one suite
product to serialize another suite product. For instance, you cannot use the Master Collection serial
number to serialize Design Premium.
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You can also choose the “Proceed without serializing” option, to create a package for trial-mode
installation. In this case, the product is installed in trial mode for 30 days, and the end-user will be
prompted to enter a serial number on launch of the deployed product.
Managing serialization in deployed products
There are circumstances where you might need to change the serial number in a deployed product from
the one that you supplied for the deployment package, or provide a new serial number for a product that
was deployed in trial mode. A set of command-line tools called the Adobe Provisioning Tookit Enterprise
Edition allows you to do this. For more information about the toolkit features and how to use it, see
Chapter 9, “Using the Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition.”
Installation language
The Application Manager sets this value for you, as determined by your serial number. You may want to
make a note of it when you create your packages.
If you are creating a trial-mode installation package, you must choose the language.
Configuration: product launch options
There are some normal application behaviors that make sense in a single-user situation but not in an
enterprise situation. The Application Manager provides options for you to suppress these behaviors in all
the applications installed by a package. These options are set per package; different packages can have
different combinations of settings for these options.

License agreement suppression— Upon its first invocation after installation, an application displays a
dialog requesting the user to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA). In a multi-seat situation,
the company accepts this agreement for all end users when it purchases the product and the end
users have no need to see it. If you wish to suppress the EULA screen in the applications, you can
disable the End-user License Agreement (EULA) option in the Application Manager GUI.

Product registration — Upon its first invocation during launch, an application displays a dialog asking
the user to provide an Adobe ID with which to register the product. If a user declines, the application
prompts once again after a week. If you wish to prevent your users from individually registering their
products, you can choose the “Disable product registration reminders” option in the Application
Manager GUI.
In Mac OS, default product registration behavior includes the installation of the Growl Preferences
Pane. When you suppress registration, this platform-specific tool is not installed.

Product improvement program — Adobe applications normally query the user for feedback on a
regular basis, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure that products meet user needs. If you wish to
prevent the applications from making this query, choose the “Disable Adobe Product Improvement
Program” option in the Application Manager GUI.

Adobe Tutorial Content in Trial Mode —When the product is not serialized and is installed in Trial mode,
an enhanced trial experience is delivered for certain products. The trial screens will deliver tutorials
and training material related to the product to assist the evaluation and usage of the product. It is
necessary for you to be online to experience this feature. The content/tutorials being offered might
change as the trial progresses.
If this option is checked, the Enhanced Trial Experience is disabled.
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Configuration: Conflict handling
The Adobe install program does not always function properly when it encounters certain user processes
running during installation; if such conflicting processes are running, the install may partially or
completely fail. Therefore, when the install program encounters processes likely to cause problems, it
interactively gives the active user on the system the opportunity to either terminate those processes and
continue the install, or to abort the install. The same is true for uninstalling. For a list of processes that can
conflict with installation of Adobe products, see Appendix C, “Conflicting Processes.”
If you want to prevent the possibility of this interactive intervention from occurring, you can choose
"Ignore conflicts and continue with installation" for the “Conflicting Processes” option in the Application
Manager GUI when creating your packages. This is a per–package choice. If you select this option, this
package will never result in any interactive notice to end users about conflicting processes that are
encountered during installation.
WARNING: Choosing to ignore conflicts and continue with the installation does not affect the chances of
the install succeeding without error on the target system if conflicting processes are encountered; it just
means it would fail silently. Adobe recommends that all target systems be in a quiet state (no active users
or applications) before deploying a package on them.
Configuration: installation location options
The Application Manager offers you three choices for the deployment location:

Deploy to default application directory
The default drive is the system drive; the default path is \Program Files in Windows and
/Applications in Mac OS. If you do not want to install the applications in the default location, you
can choose for the end user to specify a path during deployment, or you can provide a specific path.

Specify directory during deployment
NOTE: In Mac OS: If you want your end-users to specify the installation path during deployment of a
Mac OS package, you will need to take an additional step of modifying the created package before
deploying through ARD. See “Allowing user to specify installation location” on page 95.

Deploy to <specific location>
You must specify an absolute path (including drive). The installation location cannot be a network
location, a mounted disk image, or the root directory of any volume. The Application Manager cannot
validate the location, so specify it carefully.
NOTE: In Windows, the maximum path length is 256 characters. The names of the files being installed
are added to the path you specify. If you choose a path that is too long, some products may not install
properly.
You can use environment variables in the path. During installation, these are replaced with their values
on the target system. If a variable is incorrectly specified or not found on the target system, the install
fails.

In Windows, the names of environment variables appear between % symbols: %VARNAME%. The
path cannot contain any other % characters. The variable name must not contain slash or
backslash characters.
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In Mac OS, the names of environment variables start with the $ symbol: $VARNAME. The variable
name must not contain spaces or slash characters. Only a subset of environment variables are
supported. You cannot use “~” to represent the home directory.
Configuration: updater options
In an individual product installation, the Adobe Application Manager launches automatically every day at
2:00 am to check for updates to Adobe products. The user is not aware of this check unless a product
update is found, at which time the application displays a balloon to inform the user that an update is
available. This is not typically the behavior you want in an enterprise deployment.
TheAdobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition offers you four choices for update behavior:

To prevent the user’s Application Manager from doing automatic update checking for the deployed
products, choose the default option, "Adobe Update Manager is disabled (IT managers update
distribution)” This option is labeled “Distribute updates manually" in AAMEE 2.1. In addition to
suppressing the automatic update behavior, this disables the Update option from the Help menu in
the applications; users will no longer be able to actively look for updates on their own.
If you choose this option, you must download and deploy updates yourself; see “Creating an
update-only package” on page 53 and “Preparing updates for packaging” on page 81.

The option “Admin users update via Adobe Update Manager” enables automatic update checking
through the Adobe Application Manager, which is the default for products installed individually. If the
user’s system was previously set to suppress updates, deploying a package with this option set
re-enables automatic update checking. This option is labeled “Check for updates through AAM” in
AMEE 2.1.

You can choose to redirect the automatic update process to check for updates with your own update
server, rather than the Adobe update server. For this, select the option “Use internal update server”.
For this option, you must host updates on an internal server, and redirect the Adobe Application
Manager to look there for updates. You do this by providing the path to an XML configuration file that
contains information about the hosted server. For more information about hosting an internal server,
see “Adobe Update Server Setup Tool” on page 114.
You can choose to enable or disable Adobe Update Manager (AUM). By default, the Enable AUM option is
selected. Use the Disable AUM option if you want to use Codename Remote Update Manager (RUM) to
deploy updates in client machines. For more information, see Appendix B, “Using Adobe Codename
Remote Update Manager.
Product components
The following component identification fields are needed when running the Application Manager, but
they are also useful for another reason. Application and component names are stored in the package in an
encoded format, so you cannot look at the package files and determine which applications or optional
components it installs or uninstalls. Keeping a note of them will help you preserve that information.
Primary applications
Under this heading, list all the primary applications you listed on your package list for this package. If you
are packaging a point product, there will be just one thing on your list. If you are packaging a suite
product, you may have multiple applications on your list.
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Optional shared components
List the optional shared components you want to include in this package, if any. This list will be short, as
most of the shared are either required or not available for a given application. Consult the Deployment
Component Reference and decide if you want to include any of these optional choices in this package.
There is no need to list components that are required for any of the applications you are including; they are
included automatically, and do not appear as choices in the Application Manager.
System requirements
You should check the system requirements for the applications you chose to include in this package. If you
attempt to deploy a package on a target machine that does not have sufficient system capability for the
applications to be installed, the install will fail.
If you plan to install multiple applications on a system, as part of one or more packages, the greatest of
their minimum system requirements will apply.
If your users plan to run multiple applications at the same time, more system RAM is recommended, but is
not required at install time.

For system requirements for individual point products, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/. On
the left side of this page, select the icon for the product you want and click Learn more. On the
product-specific page that comes up, click System requirements in the upper right area of the page.

For system requirements for suite products, see http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/.
Choose the suite product from the dropdown menu; on the suite product page, click System
requirements in the upper right area of the page.
Example planning sheet
Here is an example of a package planning sheet

The serial number is, of course, just a placeholder.

The PRODUCT INSTALL FOLDER path is the location of the product install folder that you create after
downloading the product ESD, or copying from the distribution media. See “Preparing the input
media” on page 80.

In this case, the default configuration options have been used; they are shown in bold on the planning
sheet, and are left that way here.
ENTERPRISE DEPLOYMENT PLANNING SHEET #2: CS5.5 PACKAGE SPECIFICATION
PACKAGE NAMEBBBBBBBBLAYOUT
CS5.5 PRODUCT / PLATFORM PURCHASED
Design Premium for Windows
SAVE -TO LOCATION
BC:\CS5.5 STAGING\CS5.5 APP MGR PACKAGES
PRODUCT INSTALL FOLDER
C:\CS5.5 STAGING\DESIGN PREMIUM\ADOBE CS5.5
USER GROUP NAME
Layout Folks
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ENTERPRISE DEPLOYMENT PLANNING SHEET #2: CS5.5 PACKAGE SPECIFICATION
OS SUPPORT
Win32
Win64
Mac OS
SERIAL NUMBER
9999-9999-9999-9999-9999-9999
INSTALLATION LANGUAGE
ENGLISH (INTERNATIONAL)
CONFIGURATION
PRODUCT LAUNCH OPTIONS:
Default choices are shown in bold
Suppress EULA
Suppress registration
Suppress Product Improvement Program
Conflict handling
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abort
No
No
No
Continue
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
2 GHz or faster processor
XP w/ SP2 (SP3) or Windows Vista SP1
512 MB Ram (1 GB rec)
2 GB hard disk
1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 rec)
16-bit video card
Quicktime 7.2
Graphics support for Shader 3.0 &
OpenGL 2.0
ADOBE UPDATER OPTIONS:
Distribute updates manually
Yes
No
Check for updates through AAM
Yes
No
Redirect AAM updater to internal server
Yes
No
Redirect configuration file location:________________________________
INSTALLATION LOCATION OPTIONS:
Deploy to default app directory
Specify directory during deployment
Deploy to this location: _________________________________________
PRIMARY APPLICATIONS
OPTIONAL SHARED COMPONENTS
Photoshop
Extension Manager
Illustrator
Adobe Media Player
InDesign
TARGET SYSTEM NAMES
Choosing shared components
Some shared components are available with one or more products. The list of components displayed by
the Application Manager depends entirely on the product being packaged. Most of the shared
components are optional; some are required for certain applications, and optional for others.

When you have selected an application to be included in your deployment package, the optional
shared components for that application are shown. You must decide whether to include shared
components that are optional for the primary applications you have included.

Shared components that are required for an application you have chosen do not appear in the
Application Manager GUI.
The shared components are listed and described in the Deployment Component Reference, along with
information about which applications require them, or include them as options.
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Deploying Adobe Packages with ARD
When preparing a package for deployment in Mac OS, the package should be created and stored in Mac
OS. It is possible for the references in a Mac OS package to become corrupted if copied and stored in
Windows.
Preparation
Before you begin to deploy the Adobe deployment package, make sure the following conditions are met:
1. Remote Management is enabled on all target systems.
You can enable this from the System Preferences pane; click Sharing. In the resulting window, select
Remote Management in the left pane and select the sharing features you want to enable. Check the
ARD documentation for recommendations; for example, “Copy Items” and “Delete and Replace Items”
should be selected for deploying packages.Deployment Component Reference
2. The Adobe package you plan to deploy is on or accessible from your administrative machine.
3. You have already defined an ARD group that includes all the target systems to which you want to
deploy the Adobe package.
4. You have sufficient free memory to deploy on all target systems. This includes space to copy the
deployment package to the target system, in addition to the installed size of the deployed products.
Allowing user to specify installation location
If you selected “Specify directory during deployment” when configuring an installation deployment
package, you must modify the created package before deploying it through ARD. (See “Configuration:
installation location options” on page 91.)
Make the following change in the created PKG install package:
1. Open the Contents/Info.plist file in the PKG install package.
2. Modify the value of the IFPkgFlagDefaultLocation tag to be the absolute target folder path. For
example:
/Volumes/<Volume_name>/<Folder_name>
or if deploying to the root volume:
/<Folder_name>
If you plan to Deploy using Copy Items and Send Unix Command, specify the folder name; you will
pass the Volume name with the installer command
When you have made this modification, you can proceed to deploy the package using ARD, as described
below.
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Package deployment
1. Start ARD on your admin system.
2. Select the target machines.
In the left pane of the ARD main window, select the desired computer list, and verify the target
machines in the right pane.
3.
Set up install packages

Select the 'Install Packages' option of ARD and add the install package to be deployed.

Choose whether to restart, whether you want to run this task from this application or task server,
and other options as desired. If you choose "Run this task from: Task server on this computer", the
task server will push the task to any systems that were not online when task was initiated.

If you wish, you can schedule the installation task for a later time. To do this, click Schedule in the
lower left corner of the Install Packages window; then, in the Schedule Task window, enter the
time and date at which you want to install the package.
4. Install to the target systems.

If you have not scheduled the task for a later time, check the availability of all target machines
listed in the Name area at the bottom of the Install Packages window. When you click Install,
installation immediately begins on all listed targets.

If you have scheduled the task for a later time, click Install. Before the time at which the task is
scheduled to begin, make sure that all target machines listed in the Name area of the Install
Packages window are in a quiet state with no active users, but are active to receive the command.
When the Install Packages task is executed, its status is shown in the ARD window. When the process
completes, the status is updated accordingly.
WARNING: Do not stop install/uninstall tasks through ARD. If you attempt to do so, the operation may
continue even if the ARD window indicates that it has stopped.
Because of the package structure created by the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition, the
progress bar displayed while deploying through ARD is not helpful. It either shows 0% when complete (in
Mac OS 10.5) or remains at about 95% for most of the time (in Mac OS 10.6).
5. Configure Adobe Help.

Select the "Send Unix Command” option of ARD.

Select "Run command as: User". Enter "root" in the user field.

Create a symbolic link for Adobe Help:
ln -s /Applications/Adobe/Adobe\ Help.app /Applications/Adobe\ Help.app
Update packages

Update packages are created with a name in the form <pkg_name>_Update.pkg.

Update packages cannot be uninstalled.
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Troubleshooting
Package deployment through ARD can fail if the user state changes during deployment; that is, if a user
logs in or out, or you switch users. If you use the task server, the task may start deploying the same
package immediately after the state change, which may fail. This is standard ARD behavior. If it occurs,
simply redeploy.
Deploy using Copy Items and Send Unix Command
As an alternative to using the “Install Packages” option, you can use the “Copy Items” task to copy the
package task to the target system and then run “Send Unix Command” to run the installer and deploy the
copied package.
NOTE: If you have chosen for the end-user to specify the install directory, you must modify the created
package before deployment; see “Allowing user to specify installation location” on page 95.
1. Start ARD on your admin system.
2. Select the target machines.
In the left pane of the ARD main window, select the desired computer list, and verify the target
machines in the right pane.
3.
Set up install packages

Select the 'Copy Items' option of ARD and add the install package to be deployed.

Select the destination to which you want to copy the package on the target machines.
4. Install to the target systems.

Select the "Send Unix Command' option of ARD.

Select "Run command as: User". Enter "root" in the user field.

Pass the volume name with the installer command:
sudo installer -pkg <pkg path> -target <Volume_location>
NOTE: If you want the target to the be the boot drive, specify / after -target
5. Configure Adobe Help.

Select the "Send Unix Command' option of ARD.

Select "Run command as: User". Enter "root" in the user field.

Create a symbolic link for Adobe Help:
ln -s /Applications/Adobe/Adobe\ Help.app /Applications/Adobe\ Help.app
Uninstalling Adobe software with a deployment package
NOTE: Uninstall packages are not created for update packages.
The installation deployment package contains a file named <package_name>_Uninstall.pkg, which you
use to uninstall the software that you installed with the corresponding install file,
<package_name>_Install.pkg. The steps are similar to those you followed to install the software.
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Select the target systems.
In the left pane of the main ARD window, select the group that contains the target systems on which
you installed the software using a deployment package.
2.
Run the Install Packages task for the uninstall package on the target systems.

Select the 'Install Packages' option of ARD and add the uninstall package (or drag it to the
packages pane).

Click Install.
3. When the task is executed, its status is shown in the ARD window. When the process completes, the
status is updated accordingly.
WARNING: Do not stop install/uninstall tasks through ARD. If you attempt to do so, the operation may
continue even if the ARD window indicates that it has stopped.
The uninstall operation does not remove any user preferences for Adobe applications.
Uninstall using Copy Items and Send Unix Command
If you deployed using this method, use the same method to uninstall, copying and invoking the uninstall
package instead of the install package:
1. Select the target machines.
In the left pane of the ARD main window, select the desired computer list, and verify the target
machines in the right pane.
2.
Set up uninstall packages

Select the 'Copy Items' option of ARD and add the uninstall package to be deployed.

Select the destination to which you want to copy the package on the target machines.
3. Uninstall on the target systems.

Select the 'Send Unix Command' option of ARD.

Pass the volume name with the installer command:
sudo installer -pkg <uninstall pkg path> -target <Volume_location>
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Deploying Adobe Packages with SCCM
This chapter guides you through the process of creating an SCCM 2007 package to deploy an Adobe CS5
deployment package. Since both Adobe and Microsoft use the term “package” and since there are
currently two versions of the Microsoft software in use, we use the following naming conventions for
clarity in this chapter:

When referring to a package created with SCCM 2007, we say “SCCM package” unless the context is
very clear, when we may say just “package”.

When referring to a package created by the Adobe Application Manager, Enterprise Edition we say
“Adobe deployment package” or “Adobe package”. We never use the term “package” alone to mean an
Adobe package.
Preparation
SCCM was designed for a great variety of network configurations. The best choice of deployment
configuration for the Adobe package and its product install folder is the “TS” option, where the Adobe
package and its product install folder are placed together on the same distribution server or servers.
When you create a package for deployment in Windows, the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise
Edition creates two folders in your specified “Save to” location, Exceptions\ and Build\.

The Exceptions\ folder contains folders with installers of various kinds (EXE, AIR, MSI) that cannot be
deployed using the main MSI installer (because it cannot contain an embedded installer). You must
create separate SCCM installers for each of these, using instructions in the ExceptionInfo.txt file at
the top level of the Exceptions\ folder.
The folder can be empty if your package has no dependencies on other installers.

The Build\ folder contains an MSI file whose filename uses the Package Name that you specified, and
two subfolders, Setup\ and ProvisioningTool\. The subfolders are required to run the MSI file and
install the product successfully.
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NOTE: The packages created by the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition silently use the Adobe
installer subsystem, which in turn uses the native Windows installer, MSI. Therefore, you cannot wrap an
Adobe install package inside of a Windows package for use with MSI because Windows prohibits such a
recursive use of MSI.
Creating an SCCM package
Create a new SCCM package
1.
Open the New Package wizard.

Open the SCCM console.

Navigate to Computer Management > Software Distribution > Packages.

Right-click on Packages, choose New, then click Package.
In the New Package Wizard, do the following:
2. Name the new SCCM package.
On the General tab:

Enter the name of the new SCCM package in the Name field. This field is required.

You may also enter values for the optional Version, Manufacturer, Language, and Comment fields.

Click Next.
3. Specify the data source for the SCCM package.
On the Data Source tab:
4.

Select This Package Contains Source Files.

Click Set to the right of the Source Directory field. In the Set Source Directory dialog, select the
type of path you want to use (UNC or local) and browse for or type in the path to the Build\ folder
that contains the <package_name>.msi file and supporting folders. Click OK.

Back on the Data Source tab, the path you just selected will show in the Source Directory field.
Below that field, select “Always obtain files from the source directory”.
Set the other choices as appropriate, then click Next.
Specify where the SCCM package will be stored on distribution points.
On the Data Access tab, select “Access the distribution folder through common ConfigMgr package
share”, then click Next.
5. Specify distribution settings.
On the Distribution Settings tab, choose a sending priority. Select the Preferred Sender, if desired.
Select other settings as appropriate, then click Next.
On the Reporting tab, select settings as appropriate, then click Next.
On the Security tab, select settings as appropriate, then click Next.
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View the new SCCM package summary.
Review all the settings for the new SCCM package. If you need to change anything, use the Previous
buttons to do so and then the Next buttons to get back to this screen.
Click Next. The Confirmation tab is displayed.
Click Close to terminate package creation.
Create install and uninstall programs for the SCCM package
The Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition generates a single MSI file in Build\ folder, which you
use for both installation and uninstallation of the product or suite. (Uninstall is not available for update
packages, only for installation packages.)
If you choose, you can create two separate SCCM programs for an installation package, one for installation
and another for uninstallation. Name these programs to make it obvious to the users on the target systems
who choose them what the commands will do.
NOTE: The uninstall operation does not remove any user preferences for Adobe applications.
The instructions in this section help you create a single command. You will have to perform these steps for
each command you need to add to the SCCM package.
1.
Open the New Program wizard.

From the SCCM console, navigate to Computer Management > Software Distribution > Packages.

Select the SCCM package you just created.

Under it, select Programs > New > Program.
In the New Program wizard, do the following:
2.
Specify the command line for the program.
On the General tab:

Enter a descriptive name (such as install_PS_1 or uninstall_PS_1) the Name field, and an
explanatory comment that describes what the program does.

Click Browse. In the Open File dialog, choose the file type “All Files (*.*)”, then browse to and select
the MSI file. The details of this step vary for each command you create.
For the install package, browse to your <package_name>.msi file.

Upon returning to the New Program wizard, append appropriate flags or options to the command
after the filename in the Command Line text box.
You should always use the “ /quiet” flag. For example:
msiexec.exe
/i PS_1.msi /quiet
If you are creating 64-bit packages, use the REBOOT=ReallySuppress option to suppress a forced
restart:
msiexec.exe /i PS_1.msi /quiet REBOOT=ReallySuppress
For the uninstall package, append “ /uninstall /quiet” to the command. For example:
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msiexec.exe /uninstall PS_1.msi /quiet
If you wish, you can specify a destination directory using the special flag ADOBEINSTALLDIR. For
example:
msiexec.exe /i PS_1.msi ADOBEINSTALLDIR="C:Program Files\Custom Adobe
Packages\" /quiet
3. On the Environment tab:

In the Program Can Run field, select “Whether or not a user is logged in”.

In the Run mode section, select “Run with administrative rights”.
Be sure that “Allow users to interact with this program” is turned OFF.
NOTE: If you do not choose to run with administrative rights, the Application Manager writes its log file
to a different location. See “Installation logs” on page 83.
4. Set fields on the Advanced, Windows Installer, and MOM Maintenance tabs as appropriate and click
Next.
5. Review the information on the summary screen. If you need to change anything, go back and do it
now. Then, from this screen, click Next. The Wizard Completed screen will appear. Click Close to
terminate program creation.
Creating installers and uninstallers for Exceptions components
To create install and uninstall programs for the MSI, EXE, or AIR installers that are present in the
Exceptions\ folder, use the commands described in the ExceptionInfo.txt file at the top level of the
Exceptions\ folder.
For example, to create an SCCM install package for an MSI installer such as Adobe Flash Player 10, use this
command:
msiexec.exe /i AdobeFlashPlayer10_plRel_mul.msi /qn
To create the uninstaller, use /uninstall instead of /i:
msiexec.exe /uninstall AdobeFlashPlayer10_plRel_mul.msi /qn
WARNING: For AIR-based installers, you can create a silent installer the same way, using the command listed
in the ExceptionInfo.txt file. For these components, however, you cannot create a silent uninstaller.
When uninstalling, you may need to uninstall these AIR applications manually:
Adobe AIR
Adobe Help
Adobe Media Player
Select distribution points for the SCCM package
1.
Open the New Distribution Points wizard.

In the SCCM console, navigate to Computer Management > Software Distribution > Packages.

Select the SCCM package you just created.

Under it, select Distribution Points > New Distribution Points. This displays an introductory screen.
Click Next.
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In the New Distribution Points wizard, do the following:
2.
Select the distribution points to which you want to copy the SCCM package.
It is assumed that at this point the distribution points you want to use for this SCCM package have
already been created. You can select one or more distribution points for this package.
3. View the Wizard Completed screen and click Close.
Advertise the SCCM package programs
You need to follow the directions in this section once for each SCCM package program you wish to
advertise. These directions assume that a collection already exists that includes the target systems on
which you wish to advertise the SCCM package programs.
1.
Open the Distribute Software to Collection wizard.

In the SCCM console, navigate to Computer Management > Collections.

Locate the collection you wish to use to advertise this SCCM package.

Right-click on the collection name and choose Distribute > Software.
In the Distribute Software to Collection wizard, do the following:
2.
Choose the SCCM package to advertise.
On the Package tab:
3.

Turn on Select an existing package.

Click the Browse button next to the text field. In the Select a Package dialog, locate the desired
SCCM package and select it. Then click OK. Your selection will appear in the text field on the
Package tab.

Click Next.
Make sure you have chosen the desired distribution points to which you want to copy the SCCM package.
On the Distribution Points tab, select the distribution point(s) you want to use to distribute this SCCM
package. Then click Next.
4.
Select the SCCM package program to advertise.
On the Select Program tab:
5.

The SCCM package name and its programs are displayed. In the Programs: area, select the
program you wish to advertise.

Click Next.
Set advertisement characteristics.
On the Advertisement Name tab:

Enter a name for the advertisement in the Name field.

Optionally, enter a comment that describes the advertisement in the Comment field.

Click Next.
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On the Advertisement Subcollection tab:

The name of the collection you chose for this advertisement is displayed in the Collection field.
Choose whether or not you want this advertisement to be sent to any subcollections of this
collection. The results of your choice are displayed in the field at the bottom of the tab.

Click Next.
On the Advertisement Schedule tab:

Set the date and time at which you want the advertisement to occur.

Specify whether or not the advertisement should expire. If you want it to expire, set the expiration
date and time.

Make any other settings as necessary and click Next.
On the Assign Program tab:
6.

Choose whether or not you want running this program to be mandatory. If you do, specify the
date and time at which you wish to force its execution. Notice that the advertisement date from
the previous tab is displayed here for your convenience.

Set an expiration date if you want.

Choose other options as desired.

Click Next.
View the summary screen for the advertisement.
Review the information on the summary screen. If you need to change anything, go back and do it
now. Then, from this screen, click Next. The Wizard Completed screen will appear. Click Close to
terminate advertisement creation.
When the SCCM package is advertised, a notification is displayed on the Windows toolbar of the target
machines indicating that a program is scheduled to run.
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Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition
The Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition is a command-line tool for supported platforms that
helps you track and manage serialization of Adobe® products that you have deployed using the Adobe
Application Manager Enterprise Edition.
This toolkit is available for download from the Enterprise Deployment page on DevNet:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html
NOTE: If you are using Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition to create serialized packages or to
serialize trial packages, Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition might not be needed.
In this section:

“Introduction”

“Using the Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition”


“Syntax For Creative Suite 6”

“Syntax For Creative Suite 5.5 and Creative Suite 5”

“Logging”

“Product identification”

“Locale Codes”
“Serialization Examples”

“Creative Suite 6”

“Creative Suite 5.5 and Creative Suite 5”
Introduction
The toolkit supplies commands that enable you to conveniently managethe serialization of an
installed product. You might need to do this for example, in Creative Suite 6, users needs to be online
for serialization to be successful. However if there are client machines that are not connected to the
internet, you can use the Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition to serialize a package on the
machine.
Using the Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition
The syntax of the tool is different for the following types of packages:

Creative Suite 6

Creative Suite 5 and 5.5
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This document includes syntax for both the cases.The toolkit itself is a platform-specific executable file,
adobe_prtk.exe in Windows or adobe_prtk in Mac OS.
The toolkit contains commands to:

serialize or unserialize previously deployed products

perform other actions such as generating request code and accepting response code to complete
offline activation (for Creative Suite 6)
Bring up a DOS command shell in Windows or a Terminal in Mac OS, go to the folder where you have
downloaded the executable, and invoke the command per the tool syntax described in the subsequent
sections.
Syntax For Creative Suite 6
Serializing a package
Use the following command to serialize a package:
adobe_prtk --tool=Serialize --leid=LEID --serial=serialNum --adobeid=AdobeID
ARGUMENTS:
--leid LEID
The product’s licensing identifier (see “Product identification”).
--serial serialNum
The serial number of the package.
--adobeid AdobeID
User’s Adobe ID
NOTE: The usage guidance provided on screen when you run the command adobe_prtk --h displays the
personGUID <personGUID> option for serializing. However, this option is not required and should not be
specified when actually using the command.
Unserializing a package
Use the following command to unserialize a package:
adobe_prtk --tool=UnSerialize --leid=LEID [--locale=locale]
ARGUMENTS:
--leid LEID
The product’s licensing identifier (see “Product identification”).
--locale locale
Optional, a locale code. For a list of the codes and the
corresponding locales, see “Locale Codes”.
Serializing a package when a user is offline
In Creative Suite 6, users needs to be online for serialization to be successful. However if there are client
machines that are not connected to the internet, the following process, called the Type1Exception process,
can be followed to serialize a package.
This process requires generation of a keycode on the offline client machine. The keycode is then used to
generate a response code from an online machine. The response code generated using the online
machine is then used to serialize the package on the offline client machine.
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This process can be used for both Retail and Volume customers.
1. On the offline client machine, generate a request code for activation by running the following
command:
adobe_prtk --tool=Type1Exception --generate --serial=serialNum
where serialNum is the serial number
This command returns a 44-character request code.
2. Using an online machine. visit the AOES website:
http://www.adobe.com/go/getactivated
3. At the AOES website, log in with the Adobe ID.
4. Once authenticated, enter the Adobe serial number and the request code that was generated in step
1. Once the activation service successfully activates it, the response code is displayed.
5. Note down the response code
6. On the offline client machine, run the following command to activate the package:
adobe_prtk --tool=Type1Exception accept --serial=serialNum
--responsecode=responseCode --leid=LEID
where:

serialNum is the serial number

responseCode is the code generated on the online machine in step 4

LEID is the product’s licensing identifier (see “Product identification” on page 110).
Starting a trial for products that do not have a user interface
Some products such as Adobe® InDesign® CS6 Server do not have a user interface. For these products, start
a trial using the following command:
adobe_prtk --tool=StartTrial --leid=LEID
where LEID is the product’s licensing identifier (see “Product identification”).
Suppressing registration
In Creative Suite 6, user must register using their Adobe ID if the machine is online. However, the
RegisterTrial command can be used to suppress registration for specified product.
adobe_prtk --tool=RegisterTrial --driveradobecode=driverAdobeCode
[--adobeid=adobeID] [--personguid=personGUID]

where driverAdobeCode is the media signature and can be found in the Setup.xml file, which is
available at the path <Installer location>\payloads\

adobeID is the user’s Adobe ID

personGUID is optional and is the person’s GUID
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Serializing using Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition
You can use Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) to serialize Trial packages on client
machines. For more information, see “Creating a CS 6 Serialization File” in the AAMEE Deployment Guide.
Syntax For Creative Suite 5.5 and Creative Suite 5
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --serialize=LEID --serial=SN
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --unserialize=LEID [--locale=locale]
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --reserialize=LEID --replacement=pseudoSN
adobe_prtk --tool=MakeReplacementSN --old=oldSN --new=newSN
Description of Syntax
ReplaceSN
Replaces serial numbers for products installed on the current computer. The different forms can be
combined so as to perform multiple actions with a single invocation.
serialize option
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --serialize=LEID --serial=SN
ARGUMENTS:
--serialize LEID
The product’s licensing identifier (see “Product identification”).
--serial SN
The new serial number.
Applies the given serial number to the given product. If the product has only been pre-serialized,
applies the new number as a replacement pre-serialization; otherwise, validates the serial number
and applies it to the correct locale, replacing any existing serial for that locale.
unserialize option
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --unserialize=LEID [ --locale=locale ]
ARGUMENTS:
--unserialize LEID
The product’s licensing identifier.
--locale locale
Optional, a locale code. For a list of the codes and the corresponding
locales, see “Locale Codes”.
Removes all existing non-trial serializations applied to the given product, including any
pre-serialization. If locale is specified, removes the serialization only for that locale.
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reserialize option
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --reserialize=LEID --replacement=newSN
ARGUMENTS:
--reserialize LEID
The product’s licensing identifier (see “Product identification”).
--replacement pseudoSN
An encoded replacement serial number created with the
MakeReplacementSN command.
Examines all serializations for the specified product (including pre-serializations) to find one
whose existing serial number can correctly decrypt the replacement serial number; replaces the
serial number for that product.
MakeReplacementSN
This helper function creates an encoded version of a new serial number that can be decoded using the old
serial number. Run this function on the administrative system, and save the result to use with the
reserialize option for the ReplaceSN command on client machines.
adobe_prtk --tool=MakeReplacementSN --old=oldSN --new=newSN
ARGUMENTS:
--old=oldSN
The serial number being replaced.
--new newSN
The new serial number.
RETURN: A pseudo-serial number, which is a simply-encoded version of the new serial number to pass
to the reserialize option for the ReplaceSN command.
Logging
The tools write information about the progress and result of each command to the licensing log:
oobelib.log
Location in Windows: %temp%
Location in Mac OS: /tmp/
These are the error codes that can be reported if serialization is unsuccessful
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Error Codes for Creative Suite 6
1
Arguments passed in command line are invalid.
14
Unknown error
19
The provXML is missing
20
Loading of permanent activation grace failed (due to malformed xml, corrupt or missing
Enigma data, or some other error)
21
Unable to update PCF/SLCache
22
Unable to open a PCF/SLCache session
23
The prov.xml file contains invalid empty tag values
24
Enigma data has serial number of a language different from that of installed product .
25
If no product is installed on the target machine or enigma data of serial number could not be
decoded
Error Codes for Creative Suite 5.5 and Creative Suite 5:
1
Arguments passed in command line are invalid.
2
Serial number entered is not a valid Adobe serial number.
3
Serial number is not well formed.
4
Locale of serial number is not installed for the target product.
5
Serial number entered is not for the current operating system.
6
Product whose LEID is entered is not installed on the target computer.
7
User does not have write permissions to the cache database.
8
AMTConfigPath is incorrect or missing, possibly due to an unsuccessful or incomplete
installation.
9
Serial number entered is of type upgrade.
10
Old and new serial numbers are the same.
11
Cache and/or PCD database is not accessible.
12
Pseudo serial number entered is not a valid code.
13
Target product does not contain the old serial number to be replaced.
Product identification
A serialized product, as installed from a deployment package you create with Adobe Application Manager
Enterprise Edition, is uniquely identified by a licensing identifier (LEID). For example, if the product name is
Photoshop CS5 Extended, and it is installed in Mac OS, the LEID is Photoshop-CS5-Mac-GM.
Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition
Locale Codes
Use the LEID to identify the installed products whose serial numbers you want to query or change.
For a list of LEIDs, see:
http://www.adobe.com/go/aptee_leid
Locale Codes
The following table lists the locale codes that you can use with the unserialize option to remove the
serialization only for that locale.
da_DK
Danish
de_DE
German
en_GB
English, International
en_US
English, U.S.
es_LA
Spanish, Latin America
es_MX
Spanish, Spain
es_NA
Spanish, North America
fi_FI
Finnish
fr_CA
French, Canada
fr_FR
French, France
hr_HR
Croatian
hu_HU
Hungarian
it_IT
Italian
ja_JP
Japanese
ko_KR
Korean
nb_NO
Norwegian
nl_NL
Dutch
pl_PL
Polish
pt_BR
Portuguese, Brazilian
ro_RO
Romanian
ru_RU
Russian
sk_SK
Slovak
sl_SI
Slovenian
sv_SE
Swedish
tr_TR
Turkish
uk_UA
Ukrainian
111
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Creative Suite 6
zh_CN
Chinese, Simplified
zh_TW
Chinese, Traditional
112
Serialization Examples
Creative Suite 6
1. Suppose you want to serialize the Design Standard suite that you installed in trial mode. Run the
following command to accomplish this:
adobe_prtk --tool=Serialize --leid=DesignSuiteStandard-CS6-Win-GM
--serial=Design_Standard_Serial_Number --adobeid=Your_Adobe_ID
This command will serialize the Design Standard suite.
NOTE: you must be connected to the internet to run this command.
After running this command, you product should activate on next launch of any product provided you are
connected to internet.
2. Suppose you want to remove the serialization for Adobe Photoshop on the Mac OS for the English,
United States locale. Run the following command to accomplish this:
adobe_prtk --tool=UnSerialize --leid=Photoshop-CS6-Mac-GM [ --locale=en_US ]
3. Suppose you want to install Indesign Server in the trial mode. As the InDesign Server does not have a
user interface, you start the trial on the target machine using command line. To accomplish this, you
build a trial package for InDesign Server. In Windows, when you build the SCCM program to deploy
the trial package, you specify a standard msiexec command line to invoke the InDesign Server MSI,
which then deploys the trial copy of InDesign Server.
You then run the following command to start the trial on the target machine:
adobe_prtk --tool=StartTrial --leid=InDesignServer-CS6-Win-GM
This command starts the trial license of InDesign Server on this machine.
4. Suppose you installed InDesign Server by running the installer and you chose to Sign In later. In CS6 ,
product registration is mandatory but as InDesign Server does not have any user interface, you must
serialize and register it using following command:
adobe_prtk --tool=Serialize --leid=InDesignServer-CS6-Win-GM
--serial=Serial_Number --adobeid=Your_Adobe_ID
5. Suppose you installed InDesign Server in the trial mode and now you want to serialize it. As InDesign
Server does not have any user interface, you must serialize and register it using following command:
adobe_prtk --tool=Serialize --leid=InDesignServer-CS6-Win-GM
--serial=Serial_Number --adobeid=Your_Adobe_ID
Creative Suite 5.5 and Creative Suite 5
1. Suppose you want to deploy all of the applications from the Design Premium suite for some users, and
just Photoshop for others. You might build two packages:

Package 1: Design Premium full suite. When you build this package, you specify the Design
Premium suite serial number and select all of the applications for installation. This means that a
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standard deployment of the package installs and serializes the suite, so that the target machine is
completely ready to use. The resulting payloads/ folder in the target deployment location
contains all of the application payloads.

Package 2: Photoshop only. When you build this package, you choose a trial install (that is, no
serialization), and select only Photoshop (and any optional recommended payloads) for
installation. Stage the resulting package in the same folder as a copy of the ReplaceSN tool.
In Windows, when you build the SCCM program to do the deployment of package 2, you specify a
standard msiexec command line to invoke the Photoshop MSI, which deploys the trial copy of
Photoshop. You then add a second command line:
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --serialize=Photoshop-CS5-Win-GM --serial=<PS-sn>
This second command licenses the trial copy using the supplied Photoshop serial number.
2. Suppose you want to deploy the video applications from the Master Collection. You build one
package, specifying the Master Collection suite serial number (in order to install protected content),
and selecting the desired products (Photoshop, Adobe Premiere® Pro, and After Effects®).
In Windows, when you build the SCCM program to do the deployment of this package, it contains five
lines. The first is the standard msiexec invocation, followed by:
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --unserialize=MasterCollection-CS5-Win-GM
This removes the Master Collection suite serial number that you used to build the package.
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --serialize=Photoshop-CS5-Win-GM --serial=<PS-sn>
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --serialize=Premiere-CS5-Win-GM --serial=<Premiere-sn>
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --serialize=AfterEffects-CS5-Win-GM --serial=<AE-sn>
These commands then serialize the three applications that you are actually deploying.
3. Suppose you want to remove the serialization for Adobe Photoshop on the Mac OS for the English,
United States locale. Run the following command to accomplish this:
adobe_prtk --tool=ReplaceSN --unserialize=Photoshop-CS5-Mac-GM
[ --locale=en_US ]
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Adobe Update Server Setup Tool
This document describes how to install and configure Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST), which is a
utility to help you set up your own update server to manage the deployment of Adobe product updates in
your enterprise.
AUSST downloads updates for Creative Suite 6, Creative Suite 5.5, and Creative Suite 5 products, so you can
use AUSST whether your enterprise uses Creative Suite 6, Creative Suite 5.5, Creative Suite 5, or a
combination of these. Updates are downloaded for both the Windows and the Mac OS platforms.
NOTE: AUSST is intended for the enterprise IT administrator who sets up and maintains the in-house
update server.
Overview
In an individual product installation, the Adobe Application Manager launches automatically every day at
2:00 am to check with the Adobe Update Server for updates to Adobe products. If a product update is
found, the application displays a message. The user can then choose to download and install the update.
Users can also use the Help ->Updates menu command to invoke the Adobe Application Manager to
check for product updates, and, if one is found, download and install it.
Machine 1
Photoshop CS6
Adobe Update Server
Application
Manager
Machine 2
Dreamweaver CS5.5
Photoshop CS6
Application
Manager
Adobe product
updates
Machine 3
Illustrator CS5
Application
Manager
Client machines download product updates
directly from the Adobe update server
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Using AUSST to set up your own update server
In an enterprise environment, you might prefer to host your own update server to download and store
updates from the Adobe Update server.
The Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST) helps you to configure your own update server and
download product updates from the Adobe Update Server to it. Once you have set up your own update
server, you can redirect the Adobe Application Manager to your own server, rather than the Adobe Update
Server. When you do this, the Adobe Application Manager on the client machines checks for updates on
your server, and when instructed, downloads the updates from your server.
Machine 1
Photoshop CS6
Adobe Update Server
Application
Manager
Machine 2
Dreamweaver CS5.5
Photoshop CS6
Application
Manager
Update Server
Adobe Product
Updates
AUSST
+
Web Server
Machine 3
Illustrator CS5
Application
Manager
Using AUSST, you can set up your own update server,
from which the client machines download updates.
NOTE: The purpose of AUSST is to help you host an in-house update server so that the client machines
check for updates on the in-house server instead of the Adobe update server. AUSST is not currently
intended for remotely deploying updates on machines in your network.
Migrating from AUSST 1.0
If you are currently using AUSST 1.0, it is strongly recommended that you move to AUSST 2.0 for the
following reasons:

AUSST 2.0 is required to download Creative Suite 6 or Creative Suite 5.5 updates.

AUSST 2.0 includes enhancements and bug fixes
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You can download AUSST 2.0 as explained in the “Downloading the Adobe Update Server Setup Tool”
section.
To run AUSST, you will need to make the following changes to the AUSST 1.0 setup:

The name of the tool has changed from AdobeUpdateServerSetupToolCS5 to
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0

The XML configuration file (AdobeUpdater.overrides) has changed. You must update the configuration
files on the client machines. For more information, see “Setting up Client Machines”.

Two updaterfeed.xml files are generated instead of one. While verifying the setup, check that both
these files on the server can be accessed from browsers on client machines. For more information, see
“Verifying the set up”.
Setting up an update server: at a glance
Here are the main steps for setting up your in-house update server using AUSST. You will need an already
up and running http server to use as the update server.
1. Download AUSST
1. Ensure that a web server is available
2. Perform one-time setup using AUSST:
As part of the one-time setup, AUSST does the following:

Performs the initial configuration

Sets up a directory structure similar to the one on the Adobe update server

Copies updates from Adobe update server to the web server. Both Windows and Mac OS updates
will be downloaded.
3. Periodically, copy the latest updates from the Adobe update server to the web server. Perform this
step regularly to ensure that your in-house server hosts the latest updates.
These steps are described in the next sections. The following diagram illustrates the process and provides
links to the sections in this document where the corresponding steps are explained.
NOTE: The paths provided to all the command-line options should be absolute paths. AUSST does not
support relative paths.
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Download AUSST
Available from:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html
Also available as part of Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition.
Set up your web server
You can set up your in-house update server on any HTTP server (such as
Apache or IIS) that can serve static file content.
Perform one-time configuration and download updates
Run the following command:
For details, see:
“Downloading the
Adobe Update
Server Setup
Tool”
For details, see:
“Preparing a web
server to use as
the update server”
For details, see:
Performing
One-Time Setup
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root=<root_location>
Ensure that there are no spaces around the = sign. Select option 1 when
prompted. The root folder is the file-system location on your in-house update
server where updates are to be downloaded from the Adobe update server.
Ensure that the root location can be served by your web server.
Verify the setup
1. Confirm that the home page of the web server can be accessed from
browsers on client machines and that the root location has product
updates available on it.
2. Check that the updaterfeed.xml files on the update server can be
accessed from browsers on client machines.
Set up client machines
Create an XML configuration file (AdobeUpdater.overrides) and deploy it
on users’ machines. The location of this file is platform-specific.
Periodically synchronize with Adobe Update Server
Run the following command:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root=<root_location>
Ensure that there are no spaces around the = sign.
For incremental synchronization, select option 2 when prompted—only the
new updates are downloaded. For forced synchronization, select option 3
when prompted—all updates are downloaded and existing updates are
overwritten.
For details, see:
“Verifying the set
up”
For details, see:
“Setting up Client
Machines”
For details, see:
“Synchronizing
with the Adobe
Update Server”
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Downloading the Adobe Update Server Setup Tool
You can download AUSST from the Adobe Creative Suite Enterprise Deployment page:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html
AUSST is available as .exe (Windows) or .DMG (Mac OS) file.
If you use the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition to deploy your Creative Suite products,
AUSST is made available as part of the AAMEE installation. Here are the locations:
In Windows 32-bit
<system drive>:\Program Files\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilities\AUSST
In Windows 64-bit
<system drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Common
Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\Enterprise\utilities\AUSST
In Mac OS
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp
/Enterprise/utilities/AUSST
AUSST is a command line tool and needs no separate installation steps. There are no restrictions on where
AUSST should be located on the machine.
NOTE: On the Mac OS platform, do not run the application (AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0.app) by
double-clicking or on the command prompt. Instead, mount the .DMG file, copy the application to the
local system, and run the AUSST file(AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0) packaged inside the application.
By default, the application is in the AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0.app/Contents/MacOS folder. Here is
an example of the command:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root="/serverroot/updates/Adobe/CS"
where your current working directory is AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0.app/Contents/MacOS
Preparing a web server to use as the update server
You can set up your in-house update server on any HTTP server (such as Apache or IIS) that can host and
serve static file content. An already up and running http server is a pre-requisite for setting up AUSST.
To use a specific port, configure the port number while setting up the client machines. You will only need
to provide the port number in the client configuration file (overrides file).
If you use Internet Information Services (IIS) Server as your web server, refer to the following section for
configuring the IIS server for use as the update server.

Setting Up IIS Server for Use with AUSST
Performing One-Time Setup
To set up your in-house update server for the first time, you use the Adobe Update Server Setup tool to
create an update directory structure at the root folder location you created. If any files or folders exist at
that location, the tool removes them. It then creates the folder structure that matches that of the Adobe
update server, and performs the initial synchronization that downloads all available updates from the
Adobe update server to your in-house server.
Here are the steps to run the tool for first-time configuration:
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1. Run the tool in a command shell or terminal, specifying your root update folder. For example:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root=<root_folder_location>
NOTE: Ensure that there are no spaces around the = sign.
The root folder is the file-system location on your in-house update server where updates from the
Adobe update server are stored. The root folder location must map to a valid HTTP URL.
NOTE: Ensure that the root folder lies within the access of the server root location so that update
content can be served by the web server.
As an example, suppose:

The root update folder on your web server is at the file-system location /serverroot/updates/

The web server's URL is http://serverabc.example.com:80

Within your web server, you set up the in-house update server at
http://serverabc.example.com:80/Adobe/CS
In this case (which we will use as an example throughout this document), the root folder location is
--root="/serverroot/updates/Adobe/CS"
For this example, the command to run the updates will be:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root="/serverroot/updates/Adobe/CS"
When you run the command, it lists these options in the shell or terminal:
1. Fresh directory structure set up and update sync
2. Incremental update sync from Adobe server
3. Forced update sync from Adobe server
4. Exit
Please enter your choice:
2. Enter "1" to select the first option.
AUSST creates a directory structure for the updates in the root folder and then copies the updates from the
Adobe update server to your in-house update server.
NOTE: Both Windows and Mac OS updates are downloaded. Currently, you cannot selectively download
updates for only one platform.
As soon as you have completed this initial setup, your in-house update server is ready to update client
machines.
NOTE: Errors, warnings, and troubleshooting information are displayed on the command line. No
additional log files are generated.
Verifying the set up
To confirm that the first-time configuration is successful, check the following
1. Ensure that the web server is running correctly—confirm that the home page of the web server can be
accessed from a client machine.
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2. Confirm that the root location has the Adobe product updates available on it. If not, check that the
root location has the correct write permissions.
3. Confirm that you can view/download the updates from the client machines through a browser.
4. Check that the updaterfeed.xml files on the update server can be accessed from browsers on the
client machines.
The updaterfeed.xml files are located at the following path, determined by the parameters in the
overrides file:
http://<Domain>:<Port>/<URL>/updaterfeed.xml
For example, let us assume that the override file has the following entries
<Overrides>
<Application appID="webfeed">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam10/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="webfeed20">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam20/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="updates">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates/oobe/aam10/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="updates20">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates/oobe/aam20/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
</Overrides>
In this case, the location of the updaterfeed.xml file will be as follows:
http://serverabc.example.com:1234/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam10/win/updaterfeed.xml
http://serverabc.example.com:1234/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam20/win/updaterfeed.xml
The location on Mac OS will be:
http://serverabc.example.com:1234/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam10/mac/updaterfeed.xml
http://serverabc.example.com:1234/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam20/mac/updaterfeed.xml
NOTE: When you view the updaterfeed.xml file in a browser, you will not be able to view the content in
the file. This is OK; you only need to ensure that the file is accessible through the http:// path. You can view
the content of the updaterfeed.xml file by right-clicking and viewing the source.
Setting up Client Machines
The Adobe Application Manager on client machines, by default, checks for updates on the Adobe update
server. When you host your own update server, you must configure the Adobe Application Manager on
each user's machine to check for updates on your own server instead.
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To do this, you must create an XML configuration file (AdobeUpdater.overrides) and deploy it on the users'
machines. The configuration file provides the domain, URL and port information for your in-house update
server; the URL is different for Windows and Mac OS platforms. The following shows the format of the
AdobeUpdater.Overrides file, using our example server information (see “Performing One-Time Setup”
for the example server information):
NOTE: If you migrated from one version of AUSST to another, you must update the XML configuration files
on the client machines.
IN WINDOWS:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Overrides>
<Application appID="webfeed">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam10/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="webfeed20">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam20/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="updates">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates/oobe/aam10/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="updates20">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates/oobe/aam20/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
</Overrides>
IN MAC OS:
In Mac OS, the URL specifies the mac/ subfolder instead of the win/ subfolder:
...
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam10/mac/</URL>
...
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed20/oobe/aam20/mac/</URL>
...
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates/oobe/aam10/mac/</URL>
...
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates20/oobe/aam20/mac/</URL>
...
Generating client configuration files
You can simply create the client configuration files in a text editor, or you can use the tool to generate
them automatically. You can only do this after you have set up your server and synchronized it with the
Adobe update server.
To generate the configuration files, enter this command in a command shell or terminal (using your own
server information):
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0
--genclientconf="/serverroot/config/AdobeUpdaterClient"
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--root="/serverroot/updates/Adobe/CS"
--url="http://serverabc.example.com:1234/Adobe/CS"
This command creates two client configuration files (one for Windows platform, and one for Mac OS
platform), and writes them into platform-specific folders under the path given in --genclientconf.
In this example, the new files will be:
/serverroot/config/AdobeUpdaterClient/win/AdobeUpdater.Overrides
/serverroot/config/AdobeUpdaterClient/mac/AdobeUpdater.Overrides
Deploying client configuration files
To deploy the client configuration file for the Adobe Application Manager Updater on each client machine,
you must write the correct platform version of the file to the following platform-specific location:
IN WINDOWS XP:
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.0\AdobeUpdater.Overrides
IN WINDOWS 7/VISTA:
\ProgramData\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.0\AdobeUpdater.Overrides
IN MAC OS X:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/AAMUpdater/1.0/AdobeUpdater.Overrides
Downloading updates from in-house update server on client machines
running AAMEE 2.0 or later
Starting the 2.0 release, Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) can download updates
directly from the Adobe update server instead of you having to download updates manually. If you have
client machines that run AAMEE 2.0 or later versions, you can have AAMEE download updates directly from
your in-house update server instead of the Adobe update server. For this, deploy the same XML
configuration file (AdobeUpdater.overrides) on the in-house server—AAMEE will start downloading the
updates from the in-house server.
Synchronizing with the Adobe Update Server
After you initial setup, you will need to regularly synchronize your in-house update server with the Adobe
update server, to make sure you have all the latest updates. You do this with the same command, but
select a different option from the menu:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root="/serverroot/updates/Adobe/CS"
The command lists these options in the shell or terminal:
1. Fresh directory structure set up and update sync
2. Incremental update sync from Adobe server
3. Forced update sync from Adobe server
4. Exit
Please enter your choice:
You can choose either an incremental synchronization (option 2) or a forced synchronization (option 3)
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Incremental Synchronization
If there are new updates posted on the Adobe update server since your last synchronization, choosing
option 2 pulls only the new updates to the local server. If there are no new updates available, the
command does nothing.
In normal course, this is the option that you should use. However, if you find that if for some reason the
latest updates are not being reflected on the client machines, you can perform a forced synchronization as
explained next.
Forced Synchronization
Choosing option 3 causes the tool to download all available updates from Adobe update server. Any
previously downloaded updates are downloaded again from Adobe update server and overwritten on the
local update server.
In either case, the result is that your in-house update server is up-to-date, and ready to update client
machines.
NOTE: If you want to automate the synchronization with the Adobe update server without manual
intervention, you can create a wrapper script that runs AUSST and provides the needed input.
Setting Up IIS Server for Use with AUSST
This section describes how to set up Internet Information Services (IIS) Server for use with AUSST.

Setting up IIS Server 6

Setting up IIS Server 7
Setting up IIS Server 6
1. Run AUSST and synchronize the updates available on the Adobe update server at default website root.
2. Configure website properties as shown here:
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3. Select the HomeDirectory tab and then click Configuration
IMPORTANT: The configuration changes are applied to all data referring to this (default in this example)
website (for example, Iaas, Reports, Old). You should, therefore, create a separate website for updaterrelated data and apply these configuration related changes to this separate website, so that the other sites
are not affected.
4. . Add the ISAPI extension for following extensions:

xml

zip

dmg

sig

crl
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5. Perform extension mapping for the following executable:
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_isapi.dll
as shown here:
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Setting up IIS Server 6
NOTE: Note: For 64bit-OS, perform the mapping in the 64-bit framework path as follows:
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\aspnet_isapi.dll.
6. Open web.config file in the framework directory as shown below:
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7. Add entries for the xml, crl, dmg, zip, and sig extensions as shown here:
8. Restart the website and run AUSST.
Setting up IIS Server 7
1. Run AUSST and synchronize the updates available on the Adobe update server at default website root.
2. Open inetmgr and click the handler Mapping of the required website as shown here
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:
IMPORTANT: The configuration changes are applied to all data referring to this (default in this example)
website. You should, therefore, create a separate website for updater- related data and apply these
configuration related changes to this separate website, so that the other sites are not affected.
3. Select the Add Module Mapping option as shown here:
4. Add Module mapping for xml, crl, zip, dmg and sig extensions. A sample dialog box for .xml is shown
here.
NOTE: The mapping for crl, zip, dmg and sig extensions can be performed similar to as shown here for
the .xml extension.
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5. In the Application pool section change the App Pool Manager Pipeline mode to Classic as shown here:
6. Add the httpHandles for .the zip, xml, crl, dmg, and sig extension in the web.config file as shown here:
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7. Restart the website and run AUSST.
Troubleshooting
Here are some common troubleshooting steps to follow if you face problems in deploying updates
through Adobe Update Server Setup Tool.
Ensure that the web server is set up correctly
If the web server that is used to distribute the updates is not set up correctly, updates might get
downloaded from the Adobe update server (Adobe Update Server Setup Tool does that automatically),
but will not be distributed to the clients.
Updates stored
locally
Adobe Update
Server
AUSST
Web server
Clients
Updates not installed on clients because web
server is not set up correctly
As a simple test to check that the web server is running correctly, check that the updaterfeed.xml files on
the update server can be accessed from browsers on the client machines. Essentially, you need to ensure
that the web server is working, independent of the Adobe Update Server Setup Tool.
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The updaterfeed.xml files are located at the following path, determined by the parameters in the
overrides file:
http://<Domain>:<Port>/<URL>/updaterfeed.xml
For example, let us assume that the override file has the following entries
<Overrides>
<Application appID="webfeed">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam10/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="webfeed20">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam20/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="updates">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates/oobe/aam10/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="updates20">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates/oobe/aam20/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
</Application>
</Overrides>
In this case, the location of the updaterfeed.xml files will be as follows:
http://serverabc.example.com:1234/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam10/win/updaterfeed.xml
http://serverabc.example.com:1234/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam20/win/updaterfeed.xml
Check network connectivity
Ensure that there are not problems related to network connectivity and that the in-house server can
connect to the Adobe update server. For example, check that you can access the default welcome page of
the in-house server.
Ensure that there are no unwanted spaces in commands
When you run the AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 command, ensure that there are no spaces in the
following cases:

Between parameters and the = sign

Between the = sign and arguments
For example, the following command has an incorrect extra space between --root and the = sign
--root ="/serverroot/updates/Adobe/CS"
Extra space that should be removed

Anywhere in a path.
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For example, the following command has an extra space between the quotation mark (") and the
forward slash (/)
--root=" /serverroot/updates/Adobe/CS"
Extra space that should be removed
Specify full URLs with protocol and port number
The URLs for the server should include the protocol (such as http://). If the port number is different from
the default value of 80, the port number should also be specified.
For example, the following section in the AdobeUpdater.Overrides file is incorrect because it does not
specify the http:// protocol:
<Domain>serverabc.example.com</Domain>
http:// should be added here
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/aam10/win/</URL>
<Port>1234</Port>
Note that in this example, the port number (1234) has been specified, which is required if the port number
does not have the default value of 80.
Ensure that the location for storing the updates has write permission
Ensure that the location on the server where the updates are to be stored has the correct write permission.
Otherwise, updates might not be synced/downloaded on the in-house server. The server setup process is
not complete unless all updates are synced/downloaded on the in-house server
Ensure that the client configuration files are generated correctly on the
in-house server
The client configuration files are generated at a location determined by the -genclientconf parameter of
the AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 command as explained in the section “Generating client
configuration files” of this document. Two files are generated, one each for Windows and Mac-OS clients.
Check that the files are available in the respective locations on the in-house server.
Ensure that the client configuration files are deployed correctly on the
client machines
After the client configuration files are generated on the in-house server, they are deployed on each client
machine. The files are different for the Windows and the Mac-OS platforms.
The location for the file on each client machine is platform-specific. Ensure that the configuration files are
deployed on the client machines at the locations as explained in the section “Deploying client
configuration files” of this document.
Ensure that paths specified are absolute paths
Check that the paths provided to all the command-line options are absolute paths. AUSST does not
support relative paths.
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Use the force sync option if multiple updates are visible on client
Use the force sync option if multiple updates are visible on client
machines
In exceptional cases, multiple updates of the same package might get stored on the in-house server if the
option of incremental update sync is specified. These will then be deployed to the client machines, and the
users will see multiple copies of the packages on their machines. If this happens, perform the force update
sync (one time) by running the following command and specifying the option 3 when prompted.
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root="/<update_folder>"
This ensures that the correct single copy of the packages get downloaded to your in-house server, from
where they are deployed to the client machines.
Use the force sync option if other troubleshooting steps fail
If you are using the incremental sync option and continue to get errors even after trying all the previous
steps, perform force update sync (one time) by running the following command and specifying the option
3 when prompted:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root="/<update_folder>"
This will ensure that all updates from the Adobe update server are downloaded to your in-house server.
Perform a fresh install as a last resort
If all other troubleshooting steps fail, as a last resort perform a fresh install by running the following
command and specifying the option 1 when prompted:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root="/<update_folder>"
NOTE: When you perform a fresh install, the update folder and all its subfolders on your in-house server will
be first deleted and then recreated with the updates from the Adobe update server. If you had created any
additional files or folders in the update folder, they will be deleted. You should, therefore, back up any such
files or folders before performing a fresh install.
Migrating from one in-house update server to another
Occasionally, you might find it necessary to migrate from one server that is already set up as your in-house
update server to a different server.
In this case, you should not need to repeat the download of all the update data that had already been
downloaded to the original server. To save network bandwidth and download time, the Adobe Update
Server Setup Tool provides an override facility to copy the data from you original server to your new server.
For example, suppose the original in-house HTTP server was set up according to our example:

Server root hosted at file system location "/serverroot/updates/"

URL is http://serverabc.example.com:80

Update server set up at http://serverabc.example.com:80/Adobe/CS
Suppose you want to switch to a new in-house HTTP server with:

Server root hosted at file system location "/newserverroot/newupdates/",

URL is http://newserverabc.example.com:80
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Update server set up at http://newserverabc.example.com:80/Adobe/CS
In the initial setup and synchronization commands, you will now specify the root folder location as:
--root=”/newserverroot/newupdates/Adobe/CS”
For initial setup of the new server, you must supply the --overrides option, providing the path to an XML
file that identifies the previous in-house update server. This could be, for example, a file named
UpdateServerMigration.xml placed at /newserverroot/newupdates/migrationfiles/.
Although this file is similar to the Adobe Application Manager updater configuration file, it is not identical.
In addition to having a different name and being used in a different context, it is not platform-specific; the
URLs do not have the /win or /mac subfolder at the end.
For our example, the UpdateServerMigration.xml file should look like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Overrides>
<Application appID="webfeed">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/webfeed/oobe/</URL>
<Port>80</Port>
</Application>
<Application appID="updates">
<Domain>http://serverabc.example.com</Domain>
<URL>/Adobe/CS/updates/oobe/</URL>
<Port>80</Port>
</Application>
</Overrides>
Setup and synchronization
To perform the initial setup of this new server, you would invoke this command:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root=”/newserverroot/newupdates/Adobe/CS”
--overrides=“/newserverroot/newupdates/migrationfiles/UpdateServerMigration.xml”
You will select option 1 from the menu. The tool will automatically migrate the data to the new server,
which will then be ready to use. All subsequent synchronization operations will use the new root value,
but will be otherwise identical. That is, invoke this command:
AdobeUpdateServerSetupTool2.0 --root=”/newserverroot/newupdates/Adobe/CS”
When the menu is offered, choose option 2 (incremental) or option 3 (forced) synchronization.
Updating client machines
To ensure that user machines begin updating from the new in-house update server, you must deploy a
new version of the AdobeUpdater.overrides file containing the information for the new server. See
“Setting up Client Machines”.
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Using Adobe Codename Exceptions Deployer
NOTE: Codename Exceptions Deployer is available as a public Beta with AAMEE version 3.0. It is meant for
use with CS 6.0, CS 5.5, and CS 5.0 media.
Codename Exceptions Deployer provides an automated way to deploy the packages in the Exceptions
folder, that is, the packages that you would otherwise deploy separately before and/or after deploying the
main MSI or PKG file.
Codename Exceptions Deployer can be used to deploy only the payloads generated by AAMEE in the
Exceptions folder. Payloads not generated automatically by AAMEE (for example downloaded from the
web) can not be deployed using Codename Exceptions Deployer.
NOTE: In this document, the packages in the Exceptions folder are referred to as “exception payloads.” If
you created one or more packages previously using AAMEE, you can use Codename Exceptions Deployer
to automatically deploy the exception payloads. Codename Exceptions Deployer works with packages
created using current and previous versions of AAMEE.
In this article:

Background Information about Installation packages

Using Adobe Codename Exceptions Deployer to Deploy the Exception Payloads
Background Information about Installation packages
When creating an installation package, you provide the location of the product installation folder for the
purchased suite product or point product you are packaging. AAMEE scans this folder and presents you
with a list of applications and components that can be installed, from which you make your choices. All of
these choices are recorded in the package.
When you create a package for enterprise deployment with AAMEE, two folders are created:

The build folder contains the MSI (Windows) or the PKG (Mac OS) file for deployment with Microsoft
SCCM or Apple ARD

The Exceptions folder contains the payloads that must be installed separately.
Packages in the Exception Folder
On Windows
In Windows, the Exceptions folder includes all the packages that should be installed separately. This folder
also contains the ExceptionInfo.txt file, which contains information on how to install the payloads
manually.
On Windows, if you choose to include Acrobat, it is included in the exceptions folder and not in the main
installation package.
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On Mac OS
On the Mac OS, if you selected the DISABLE AIR COMPONENTS IN PACKAGE option in the Configure Package
screen, AIR-based components such as Adobe Community Help are not installed with the regular package.
They are instead copied into the Exceptions folder, from where you install them. The instructions on
installing are provided in the next sections.
If, however, on the Mac OS, you did not select the DISABLE AIR COMPONENTS IN PACKAGE option in the Configure
Package screen, no components are copied to the Exceptions folder.
Sequence of installation of packages in the Exceptions folder
Except for Acrobat for Windows, all packages in the Exceptions folder should be deployed after you have
deployed the main MSI or PKG package. However, Acrobat for Windows should be deployed before you
deploy the main package.
Therefore, if you are using Codename Exceptions Deployer to deploy Acrobat on Windows, you should run
Codename Exceptions Deployer before deploying the main MSI package. For all other packages, you run
Codename Exceptions Deployer after deploying the main packages. If the Exceptions folder contains
Acrobat for Windows as well as other packages, you run Codename Exceptions Deployer twice—once
before deploying the main MSI package (this will deploy Acrobat for WIndows) and once after deploying
the main MSI package (this will deploy the other packages).
Using Adobe Codename Exceptions Deployer to Deploy the
Exception Payloads
In this section:

Codename Exceptions Deployer zip package

Requirements to run Codename Exceptions Deployer

Codename Exceptions Deployer syntax and description

Examples

Return values

Using the Codename Exceptions Deployer Man page on Mac OS

Codename Exceptions Deployer log file
Codename Exceptions Deployer zip package
The zip package contains two files:

ExceptionDeployer file, which is the Codename Exceptions Deployer executable file

ExceptionConfig file, which contains configuration-related information for exception payloads.
NOTE: Do not edit the ExceptionConfig file—it contains internal configuration-related information to be
used with Codename Exceptions Deployer.
Download the zip package and extract these two files in the Exceptions folder. Codename Exceptions
Deployer should be run from the Exceptions folder.
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Requirements to run Codename Exceptions Deployer

Codename Exceptions Deployer should be launched with Admin credentials.

There can only be a single running Codename Exceptions Deployer instance on a machine.
Codename Exceptions Deployer syntax and description
Run Codename Exceptions Deployer from the Exceptions folder, with the following syntax. The parameters
in bold are mandatory.
ExceptionDeployer
--workflow=install
--mode=pre|post
--INSTALLDIR=<path_of_installation directory>
--installLanguage=<locale_code for Acrobat>
--abortOnFail
--help
NOTE: The installLanguage option is required only if you are installing Acrobat for Windows.
Parameter
Description
--workflow=install
The workflow in which Codename Exceptions Deployer is to be
used. Currently, install is the only workflow.
--mode=pre|post
Specifies whether Codename Exceptions Deployer is being run
before or after deploying the main package.
Specify pre if you are running Codename Exceptions Deployer
to deploy the exception payload before deploying the main
package. Currently, Acrobat for Windows is the only package
that should be deployed before the main MSI package, and,
therefore, requires Codename Exceptions Deployer to be run
before deploying the main package.
Specify post if you are running Codename Exceptions Deployer
to deploy the exception payload after deploying the main
package. Currently, all exception payloads except Acrobat for
Windows should be deployed after deploying the main
package.
--INSTALLDIR=<path of
installation_directory>
The path to the directory in which the exception payload
should be installed.
Exception payloads should be installed in the same location in
which the MSI or PKG file has been installed. You would have
specified this information in the configuration screen while
creating the main package.
If you do not specify this option, the exception payloads are
installed in the default location specified within the payload.
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_for_acrobat>
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Specifies the locale for the Acrobat package
NOTE: This option is required only if you are deploying Acrobat
for Windows. If you specify this option for other packages, it will
be ignored.
For a list of available locales for Acrobat in a particular suite, see
the section Locales for different Acrobat configurations.
--abortOnFail
Specifies whether Codename Exceptions Deployer should
continue with deployment of the next package if the
deployment of one of the packages is unsuccessful.
Default is false, that is, if one of the packages can not be
deployed, Codename Exceptions Deployer does not exit—it
continues with the deployment of the next package.
Displays the command usage and syntax.
--help
Locales for different Acrobat configurations
The following table provides the value of the locale to be specified for the --installLanguage option of
the ExceptionDeployer command as explained in the section Codename Exceptions Deployer syntax
and description
Suite GEO
Suite locales
Acrobat locales
Acrobat bundle
English
English (North America)
en_US
Acro LS1
English (International)
en_GB
German
de_DE
French
fr_FR
French Canadian
fr_CA
Japanese
Japanese
ja_JP
Acro LS2
Americas /
Europe
English (North America)
en_US
Acro LS1
English (International)
en_GB
German
de_DE
French
fr_FR
French Canadian
fr_CA
Spanish
es_ES
Spanish North America (es_MX)
es_ES
Spanish Latin America (es_LA)
es_ES
(Central
Europe)
Acro LS6
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ASIA
Eastern
Europe
Examples
Suite locales
Acrobat locales
Italian
it_IT
Dutch
nl_NL
Portuguese (Brazil)
pt_BR
Swedish
da_DK
Danish
fi_FI
Finnish
sv_SE
Korean
ko_KR
Acro LS5
Chinese Simplified
zh_CN
Acro LS3
Chinese Traditional
zh_TW
Acro LS4
Russian
ru_RU
Acro LS9
Turkish
tr_TR
Ukrainian
uk_UA
Czech
cs_CZ
Polish
pl_PL
Hungarian
hu_HU
North African French
fr_FR
Middle Eastern English Arabic
en_US
Middle Eastern English Hebrew
en_US
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Acro LS7
Acro LS8
Acro LS1
Examples
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The following command is used to deploy Acrobat for Windows. (You will recollect that Acrobat for
Windows should be deployed before deploying the main package.) The --mode=pre option specifies
that Codename Exceptions Deployer is run before deploying the main package. The
installLanguage is specified as en_US (US English)—this option is also mandatory while deploying
Acrobat for Windows.
ExceptionDeployer --workflow=install --mode=pre --installLangauge=en_US

The following command is used to deploy all the packages in the Exceptions folder (except the
Acrobat for Windows package if present) The --mode=post option specifies that Codename
Exceptions Deployer is run after the main package has been deployed. Note that the
--installLanguage option is not required here. Also, because the --INSTALLDIR option has not been
specified, the exception payload will be deployed in the default location specified within the payload.
ExceptionDeployer --workflow=install --mode=post
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The following command specifies that the package(s) in the Exceptions folder should be deployed to
the \test directory on the client machine. The assumption is that you had earlier deployed the main
package to the \test location on the client machine
ExceptionDeployer --workflow=install --mode=post --INSTALLDIR=\test

The following command specifies that the package(s) should be installed in the location \test on the
client machine. Because the abortOnFail option is set to true, if one of the packages cannot be
deployed, Codename Exceptions Deployer will exit instead of continuing with the deployment of the
next package.
ExceptionDeployer --workflow=install --mode=post --INSTALLDIR=\test
--abortOnFail=true
Return values
After execution, Codename Exceptions Deployer returns one of the following values:
0
Exception payload(s) deployed successfully
1
Generic error, for example an internal error
2
One or more payloads could not be deployed. For
example, only two out of three payloads might
have been deployed successfully.
Detailed information is available in the Codename Exceptions Deployer Log file, explained in the next
section.
Using the Codename Exceptions Deployer Man page on Mac OS
On Mac OS, you can use the Codename Exceptions Deployer man page to get information on the syntax
and usage from the command line. Use the following steps to set up the man page:
2. Mount the Codename Exceptions Deployer dmg file.
3. Open a command terminal
4. Change the directory to the mounted dmg file.
5. Run the following command:
sudo sh Install_XDAManPage.sh
This sets up the Codename Exceptions Deployer man page. You can now get the syntax and usage
information by running the
man ExceptionDeployer command.
Codename Exceptions Deployer log file
The Codename Exceptions Deployer log file provides detailed information about the events that occur
during deployment of exception payloads.
The log file is named ExceptionDeployer.log. This file is located as follows:

In Windows, the log file is in the %temp% location.
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In Mac OS, the log file is in the folder ~/Library/Logs/.
Here are excerpts from contents of sample log files:
ExceptionDeployer.log on Windows: before deploying the main MSI file
11/22/2011 15:19:36[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Build Version - 3.0.35.0
11/22/2011 15:19:36[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Logging Level verbosity Set
11/22/2011 15:19:36 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer -
to 4
11/22/2011 15:19:36 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer ##################################################
11/22/2011 15:19:36 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Launching the ExceptionDeployer...
11/22/2011 15:19:36 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - *********************************
11/22/2011 15:19:36 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer AcrobatProfessional10.0-EFG
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer
(AcrobatProfessional10.0-EFG)
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer
- The process return code is (0).
- Exception deployment passed for
- *********************************
- *********************************
-
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - *********************************
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer AdobeContentViewer-mul
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Install information not found for this
payload. Skipping the payload.
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Exception deployment skipped for
(AdobeContentViewer-mul)
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - *******************************
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
##################################################
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Ending the ExceptionDeployer Return Code (0)
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - ###########################################
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer - ###########################################
11/22/2011 15:21:24 [INFO] ExceptionDeployer -
ExceptionDeployer.log on Mac OS: after deploying the main PKG file
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Build Version - 3.0.35.0
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Logging Level verbosity Set
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer -
to 4
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer ##################################################
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Launching the ExceptionDeployer...
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[ERROR] ExceptionDeployer - ExceptionDeployer not launched with
Admin privileges.
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer ##################################################
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Ending the ExceptionDeployer Return Code
(1)
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer ##################################################
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer ##################################################
Tue Nov 22 16:24:08 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer -
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Tue Nov 22 16:24:34 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Build Version - 3.0.35.0
Tue Nov 22 16:24:34 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Logging Level verbosity Set
Tue Nov 22 16:24:34 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer -
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to 4
Tue Nov 22 16:24:34 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer ##################################################
Tue Nov 22 16:24:34 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Launching the ExceptionDeployer...
Tue Nov 22 16:24:34 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:24:34 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer AdobeContentViewer-mul
Tue Nov 22 16:24:56 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - The process return code is (0).
Tue Nov 22 16:24:56 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Exception deployment passed for
(AdobeContentViewer-mul)
Tue Nov 22 16:24:56 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:24:56 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:24:56 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer Tue Nov 22 16:24:56 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:24:56 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer -
AdobeDreamweaverWidgetsBrowser1.0-mul
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - The process return code is (0).
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Exception deployment passed for
(AdobeDreamweaverWidgetsBrowser1.0-mul)
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer -
AdobeHelp
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - The process return code is (0).
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Exception deployment passed for
(AdobeHelp)
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:25:02 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer -
AdobeStory1.0-mul
Tue Nov 22 16:25:10 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - The process return code is (0).
Tue Nov 22 16:25:10 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer - Exception deployment passed for
(AdobeStory1.0-mul)
Tue Nov 22 16:25:10 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:25:10 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer **************************************************
Tue Nov 22 16:25:10 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer Tue Nov 22 16:25:10 2011[INFO] ExceptionDeployer ##################################################
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Using Adobe Codename Remote Update Manager
NOTE: Adobe Codename Remote Update Manager is available as a public Beta with AAMEE version 3.0. It is
meant for use with CS 6, CS 5.5, and CS 5.0 media.
Codename Remote Update Manager provides a command-line interface that facilitates the remote
deployment of the majority of Adobe desktop suite updates on client machines that are specific to the
applications installed on that system. Therefore, the administrator need not log into each client machine
and run the updates.
In this technical note:

Overview

Using Adobe Codename Remote Update Manager to Automatically Keep the Updates Current
Overview
Once you have deployed the Adobe applications on client machines, you will typically want the
subsequent updates for the packages to be available on the client machines. You can create an update
package (or modify an existing package to include the updates) and deploy it manually on the client
machines. For more information on how to do this, see the section “Creating Deployment Packages” in the
Deployment Guide.
Instead of deploying the updates manually, you can use Codename Remote Update Manager to
automatically deploy the updates on the client machines. Codename Remote Update Manager polls
Adobe Update server—or the local Adobe Update Server if setup using the Adobe Update Server Setup
Tool (AUSST) —and deploys the latest updates available on update server to each client machine on which
it is run. Thus you do not have to manually push updates to the client machines.
The default setting when creating an installation package with AAMEE is to have the Adobe updates
turned off because the majority of enterprise environments do not provide their end-users admin rights.
With the updates turned off, the end-users will not see the availability of updates; nor could they apply
them if downloaded. Codename Remote Update Manager can be used to have those updates applied
remotely even if updates have been disabled through the AAMEE package's configuration options.
Once you have installed Codename Remote Update Manager on each client machine, you can invoke it
remotely through command line or from remote management tools.
NOTE: Codename Remote Update Manager is only for a subsection of Adobe Desktop products. It can not
be used for browser plug-ins such as Flash Player and for Adobe Reader, Acrobat Professional, and Adobe
AIR application updates.
NOTE: To set up a local update server (AUSST) in your enterprise setup, see the chapter “Adobe Update
Server Setup Tool” in the Deployment Guide
Running Codename Remote Update Manager without AUSST
If you do not have an AUSST server set up in your enterprise environment, each client machine polls the
Adobe Update Sever directly to get the updates when you invoke Codename Remote Update Manager.
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Machine 1
Product D5
Application
Tool
Manager
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Tool
Application
Manager
Tool
Application
Manager
Tool = Codename Remote Update Manager
Running Codename Remote Update Manager with AUSST
If you have set up an AUSST server, the updates are downloaded from the Adobe Update Server onto the
local update server. When you invoke Codename Remote Update Manager, each client machine polls the
local update server to get updates.
Machine 1
Product D5
Application
Tool
Manager
Adobe Update Server
Update Server
Adobe Product
Updates
Admin
Tool
Application
Manager
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Application
Manager
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Setting up your environment before using Codename Remote Update
Using Adobe Codename Remote Update Manager to
Automatically Keep the Updates Current
In this section:

Setting up your environment before using Codename Remote Update Manager

Codename Remote Update Manager syntax and description

Examples

Return values

Codename Remote Update Manager log file
Setting up your environment before using Codename Remote Update
Manager
If you do not want the products/components on client machines to directly download the updates
without admin intervention, suppress manual updates while creating the package. For more information
on how to do this, see the description of the Configure Package screen in the “Creating Deployment
Packages” section of the Deployment Guide.
NOTE: Codename Remote Update Manager will work whether or not you have suppressed manual updates
on client machines.
If you want all the updates to be stored locally on a server from where the client machined will access it
when you invoke Codename Remote Update Manager, use the Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST).
See Running Codename Remote Update Manager without AUSST. For more information on how to set up
AUSST, see the Deployment Guide.
NOTE: Adobe Applications for which updates are to be installed should not be running when Codename
Remote Update Manager is invoked.
Codename Remote Update Manager syntax and description
To invoke the updates remotely on each client machine, run Codename Remote Update Manager on each
client machine. You might use an enterprise deployment tool such as SCCM or ARD for this, or use a batch
file that invokes Codename Remote Update Manager on each client machine.
The syntax for Codename Remote Update Manager is as follows
RemoteUpdateManager --proxyUserName=<User Name> --proxyPassword=<Password> --help
Parameter
Description
--proxyUserName
The user name for the proxy server, if applicable
--proxyPassword
The password for the proxy server, if applicable
--help
Examples

The following command invokes Codename Remote Update Manager on the client machine for a
scenario where there is no proxy server
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RemoteUpdateManager

The following command invokes Codename Remote Update Manager on the client machine that
requires a proxy server user name TestUser and the proxy server password _27Dtpras?!
RemoteUpdateManager --proxyUserName=TestUser --proxyPassword=_27Dtpras?!
Return values
After execution, Codename Remote Update Manager returns one of the following values:
0
Updates deployed successfully, or machine is already up-to-date.
1
Generic error, for example an internal error. For example, this might be the
case where Adobe Application Manager installation is corrupted or
network is not present. In this case, typically, the process of downloading
or installing updates cannot be started at all.
2
One or more updates could not be installed. For example, only two out of
three updates might have been installed successfully.
Consider a case where updates are to be installed for Photoshop,
Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. However, Photoshop is running on the client
machine and so the updates were installed only for Illustrator and
Dreamweaver. In this scenario, error 2 will be returned.
Detailed information is available in the Codename Remote Update Manager Log file, explained in the next
section.
Codename Remote Update Manager log file
The Codename Remote Update Manager log file provides detailed information about the events that
occur during deployment of exception payloads with Codename Remote Update Manager.
The log file is named RemoteUpdateManager.log and is located as follows:

In Windows, the log file is in the %temp% location.

In Mac OS, the log file is in the folder ~/Library/Logs/.
Here are excerpts from contents of a sample log file:
01/05/12 15:00:22:369 [INFO]
AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:00:22:369 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:00:22:369 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
##################################################
01/05/12 15:00:22:369 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Launching the RemoteUpdateManager...
01/05/12 15:00:22:369 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
RemoteUpdateManager version is :
3.0.69.0 (BuildVersion: 3.0; BuildDate: Thu Dec 22 2011 05:00:28 )
01/05/12 15:00:22:369 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:00:22:369 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Initializing UpdaterCore Library...
01/05/12 15:00:22:681 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
UpdaterCore library initialized
successfully.
01/05/12 15:00:22:681 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:00:22:681 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Starting UpdaterCore CheckForUpdate...
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01/05/12 15:00:24:334 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
CheckForUpdates completed successfully.
01/05/12 15:00:24:334 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:00:24:334 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Starting UpdaterCore DownloadUpdates...
01/05/12 15:00:24:350 [WARN] AAMEE Utilities RUM No new applicable Updates. Seems like all
products are up-to-date.
01/05/12 15:00:24:350 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:00:24:662 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:00:24:662 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:00:40:995 [INFO]
AAMEE Utilities RUM
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##################################################
01/05/12 15:00:40:995 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
##################################################
01/05/12 15:00:40:995 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Launching the RemoteUpdateManager...
01/05/12 15:00:40:995 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
RemoteUpdateManager version is :
3.0.69.0 (BuildVersion: 3.0; BuildDate: Thu Dec 22 2011 05:00:28 )
01/05/12 15:00:40:995 [ERROR] AAMEE Utilities RUM
RemoteUpdateManager not launched with
Admin privileges.
01/05/12 15:00:40:995 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
##################################################
01/05/12 15:00:40:995 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:00:40:995 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:19:795 [INFO]
AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:19:795 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:14:19:795 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
##################################################
01/05/12 15:14:19:795 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Launching the RemoteUpdateManager...
01/05/12 15:14:19:795 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
RemoteUpdateManager version is :
3.0.69.0 (BuildVersion: 3.0; BuildDate: Thu Dec 22 2011 05:00:28 )
01/05/12 15:14:19:795 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
**************************************************
01/05/12 15:14:19:795 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Initializing UpdaterCore Library...
01/05/12 15:14:19:936 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
UpdaterCore library initialized
successfully.
01/05/12 15:14:19:936 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:14:19:936 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Starting UpdaterCore CheckForUpdate...
01/05/12 15:14:26:550 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
CheckForUpdates completed successfully.
01/05/12 15:14:26:550 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
**************************************************
01/05/12 15:14:26:550 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Starting UpdaterCore DownloadUpdates...
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
Following Updates are to be downloaded :
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeAPE3_Win_NoLocale/3.1)
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtendScriptToolkitCS5-3.5.0/3.5.0)
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:14:26:566 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeAPE3_Win_NoLocale/3.1) ...
01/05/12 15:14:36:628 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeAPE3_Win_NoLocale/3.1) ...
01/05/12 15:14:36:628 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeBridgeCS5-4.0/4.0.5) ...
01/05/12 15:15:11:073 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeBridgeCS5-4.0/4.0.5) ...
01/05/12 15:15:11:073 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeCSXSInfrastructureCS5-2/2.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:15:12:118 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeCSXSInfrastructureCS5-2/2.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:15:12:118 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeDeviceCentralCS5-3.0/3.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:15:18:795 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeDeviceCentralCS5-3.0/3.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:15:18:795 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtendScriptToolkitCS5-3.5.0/3.5.0) ...
01/05/12 15:15:20:776 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtendScriptToolkitCS5-3.5.0/3.5.0) ...
01/05/12 15:15:20:776 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtensionManagerCS5-5.0/5.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:16:14:861 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtensionManagerCS5-5.0/5.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:16:14:861 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeIllustratorCS5-15.0/15.0.2) ...
01/05/12 15:16:38:058 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeIllustratorCS5-15.0/15.0.2) ...
01/05/12 15:16:38:058 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeXMPPanelsCS5-3.0/3.1) ...
01/05/12 15:16:39:431 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeXMPPanelsCS5-3.0/3.1) ...
01/05/12 15:16:39:431 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(PhotoshopCameraRaw-6.0/6.6.053) ...
01/05/12 15:18:31:299 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(PhotoshopCameraRaw-6.0/6.6.053) ...
01/05/12 15:18:31:299 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:18:31:299 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:18:31:299 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:18:31:299 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeAPE3_Win_NoLocale/3.1) ...
01/05/12 15:18:41:486 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:18:41:486 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeAPE3_Win_NoLocale/3.1) ...
01/05/12 15:18:41:486 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeBridgeCS5-4.0/4.0.5) ...
01/05/12 15:18:54:652 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:18:54:652 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeBridgeCS5-4.0/4.0.5) ...
01/05/12 15:18:54:652 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeCSXSInfrastructureCS5-2/2.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:19:05:307 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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(AdobeCSXSInfrastructureCS5-2/2.0.1)
(AdobeDeviceCentralCS5-3.0/3.0.1)
(AdobeExtensionManagerCS5-5.0/5.0.1)
(AdobeIllustratorCS5-15.0/15.0.2)
(AdobeXMPPanelsCS5-3.0/3.1)
(PhotoshopCameraRaw-6.0/6.6.053)
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
*** Downloading
*** Successfully downloadeded
All Updates downloaded successfully ...
Starting UpdaterCore InstallUpdates...
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
*** Successfully installed
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
*** Successfully installed
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
Using Adobe Codename Remote Update Manager
01/05/12 15:19:05:307 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeCSXSInfrastructureCS5-2/2.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:19:05:307 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeDeviceCentralCS5-3.0/3.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:19:11:953 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:19:11:953 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeDeviceCentralCS5-3.0/3.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:19:11:953 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtendScriptToolkitCS5-3.5.0/3.5.0) ...
01/05/12 15:19:22:607 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:19:22:607 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtendScriptToolkitCS5-3.5.0/3.5.0) ...
01/05/12 15:19:22:607 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtensionManagerCS5-5.0/5.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:19:31:687 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:19:31:687 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtensionManagerCS5-5.0/5.0.1) ...
01/05/12 15:19:31:687 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeIllustratorCS5-15.0/15.0.2) ...
01/05/12 15:19:50:766 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:19:50:766 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeIllustratorCS5-15.0/15.0.2) ...
01/05/12 15:19:50:766 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeXMPPanelsCS5-3.0/3.1) ...
01/05/12 15:19:56:116 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:19:56:116 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeXMPPanelsCS5-3.0/3.1) ...
01/05/12 15:19:56:116 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(PhotoshopCameraRaw-6.0/6.6.053) ...
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(PhotoshopCameraRaw-6.0/6.6.053) ...
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
installed :
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
(AdobeExtendScriptToolkitCS5-3.5.0/3.5.0)
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
01/05/12 15:20:14:259 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:20:14:946 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
##################################################
01/05/12 15:20:14:946 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:20:14:946 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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01/05/12 15:20:14:946 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
##################################################
01/05/12 15:20:14:946 [INFO] AAMEE Utilities RUM
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*** Successfully installed
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
*** Successfully installed
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
*** Successfully installed
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
*** Successfully installed
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
*** Successfully installed
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
*** Successfully installed
*** Installing
InstallUpdates is successfull
*** Successfully installed
All Updates installed successfully ...
Following Updates were successfully
(AdobeAPE3_Win_NoLocale/3.1)
(AdobeBridgeCS5-4.0/4.0.5)
(AdobeCSXSInfrastructureCS5-2/2.0.1)
(AdobeDeviceCentralCS5-3.0/3.0.1)
(AdobeExtensionManagerCS5-5.0/5.0.1)
(AdobeIllustratorCS5-15.0/15.0.2)
(AdobeXMPPanelsCS5-3.0/3.1)
(PhotoshopCameraRaw-6.0/6.6.053)
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Checking for Errors
The errors that Codename Remote Update Manager encounters are marked with the [error] tag in the
log file.
For additional information on checking for errors in CS 5 and CS 5.5 installations, see the following
knowledge base article:
kb2.adobe.com/cps/834/cpsid_83440.html
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Conflicting Processes
This appendix lists processes that can conflict with the installation of Adobe products, if they are running
at the time of installation. In the process names, * is a wildcard that matches any number of characters.
MAC OS
WINDOWS
adobe captivate
adobecaptivate.exe
adobe contribute cs5
contribute.exe
adobe fireworks cs5
fireworks.exe
adobe illustrator
illustrator.exe
adobe incopy cs5
incopy.exe
adobe indesign cs5
indesign.exe
adobe photoshop cs5
photoshop.exe
dreamweaver
dreamweaver.exe
adobe flash cs5
flash.exe
soundbooth
adobe sing glyphlet manager cs3.exe
adobe sing glyphlet manager cs3
glyphlet manager.exe
adobe soundbooth beta
audition.exe
adobe soundbooth cs3
adobe soundbooth cs3.exe
adobe photoshop cs*
adobe golive*.exe
adobe after effects*
ahv.exe
after effects*
golive*.exe
adobe help viewer*
afterfx.exe
adobe imageready*
pipltool.exe
photoshop elements*
restool.exe
adoberesourcesynchronizer
shell.exe
adobe golive*
adobeupdatemanager.exe
adobe updater*
adobe updater.exe
bridge cs23
adobeupdater.exe
bridge
adobeupdateinstallmgr.exe
adobe crashcrash reporter
adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe
photo downloader
adobe dng converter.exe
adobe dng converter
bridge.exe
shell
bridgeproxy.exe
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MAC OS
WINDOWS
contribute
photodownloader.exe
ffextnforcontributecs3
devicecentral.exe
device central
adobe encore*.exe
adobe encore*
encore*.exe
encoredvd
photoshopserver.exe
photoshopserver
pxhpinst.exe
extendscript toolkit*
extendscript toolkit*.exe
extension manager
extension manager.exe
fireworks*
replace.exe
adobe flash cs3
crashreporterAp.exe
flash
fireworks*.exe
flash player*
flashplayer*.exe
install flash player 9 ub
flash 7 video encoder.exe
flash *video encoder
flash 8 video encoder.exe
adobe illustrator*
flash video encoder.exe
illustrator*
pmreaderapp.exe
adobe incopy cs*
adobe premiere pro.exe
adobe indesign cs*
premiere.exe
incopy cs*
adobe premiere elements.exe
indesign cs*
wmencodinghelper.exe
indesignserver
adobe stock photos cs3.exe
vcprefshelper
vcprefshelper.exe
versioncuecs3ctl
versioncuecs3Ctl.exe
audition
indesignserver.exe
adobe premiere*
indesignserverservice.exe
bridge cs2345
photoshop elements 4.0.exe
adobe bridge cs2345
photoshop elements 5.0.exe
photo downloader
photoshopelementsorganizer.exe
adobe dng converter
photoshopelementseditor.exe
adobe3dandvideoserver
imageready.exe
adobedandvideoserver
adobe encore dvd.exe
community help client
dreamweaver.exe
Dreamweaver
firefox.exe
Conflicting Processes
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MAC OS
WINDOWS
adobe flash cs4
adobe soundbooth cs4.exe
adobe photoshop cs45
acrobat.exe
adobe after effects45
adobe premiere elements.exe
after effects45
adobe onlocation.exe
adobe bridge cs45
adobe extension manager cs4.exe
adobe soundbooth cs4
fireworks10.exe
adobe fireworks*
acrobat.com.exe
flash video encoder
robohtml.exe
acrobat*
robohelp.exe
distiller*
framemaker.exe
adobe onlocation
adobecaptivate.exe
adobe bridge cs4
rso3middletierservice.exe
adobe media player
rso3server.exe
adobe drive cs4
3d toolkit.exe
adobe media encoder cs5
adobe media encoder.exe
firefox
firefox.exe
firefox-bin
firefoxextensionsetup
firefox
extendscript toolkit.exe
extendscript toolkit
dynamiclinkmanager.exe
adobe device central cs5
adobe soundbooth cs345
adobe crash reporter
opera.exe
adobe bridge cs2345
adobe extension manager cs5.exe
adobe bridge
adobe bridge*
adobe flash catalyst*
adobe flash builder*
adobe photoshop*
adobe updater
dynamiclinkmanager
adobecrashreporter
adobe onlocation*
flashbuilder*
firefox-bin
Conflicting Processes
MAC OS
navigator-bin
Safari
Opera
seamonkey-bin
Google Chrome
opera*
internet explorer*
adobe extension manager cs5
pixel_bender_toolkit
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WINDOWS
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Adobe Help Manager – Resources
Adobe Adobe Help Manager, previously called Adobe Community Help Client (CHC), is a help system
introduced with Adobe Creative Suite 5. The help system can be launched from the application using the
Help menu, or by pressing F1.
Adobe Help Manager aims to provide the best possible user experience for information on Adobe
products. It provides the following benefits:

Makes the latest help and support content available

Provides the best search experience possible

Provides a seamless online-offline experience

Lets you download help for Adobe products that are not installed on your computer

Displays help for multiple products in the same help system

Provides search results that contain links to sources other than the local help system

Allow you to contribute to, comment, and provide feedback on help content
Adobe Help Manager Resources and Related Information
The following sections provide links to more resources on Adobe Help Manager:
Installing Adobe Help Manager with AAMEE
You can deploy the Adobe Help Manager from the Exceptions Folder, or you can download it from the
Adobe website and install it separately. The instructions for both these methods are provided in Chapter 3,
“Installing Products in the Exceptions Folder". Specifically, the following links to content in the chapter
provide this information:
Windows

Installing packages on Windows

Downloading and installing components separately on Windows
Mac OS

Downloading and Installing AdobeHelp Manager Separately

Installing AIR and Adobe Help Managera
General Information and Troubleshooting

Adobe Community Help – About Community Help:
http://community.adobe.com/help/about.html

Community Help User Forum:
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Adobe Help Manager – Resources
General Information and Troubleshooting
http://forums.adobe.com/community/creativesuites/communityhelp
Knowledge Base articles

Adobe Help application doesn't update:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/842/cpsid_84215.html

Adobe Community Help – Known Issues:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83703.html

Disable internet access from CS5 Adobe Help Manager for system administrators:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/849/cpsid_84992.html

Adobe Help Manager does not find context-sensitive help for ASLR upon first invocation:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/831/cpsid_83103.html

Error "Online Help content cannot be displayed" | Acrobat X:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/888/cpsid_88831.html
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Third-Party Deployment Documentation
Adobe continues to partner with industry's third-party deployment vendors. These vendors have provided
their customer base with documentation on the method of using their tools to deploy Adobe® Creative
Suite® 5 in conjunction with packages created by Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition.
This article provides links to documentation from third-party deployment vendors.
In addition to the deployment vendors, the Munki project has a dedicated page for deployment of Adobe®
Creative Suite® 5 using Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition.
NOTE: Check the vendors’ websites for the latest documentation, as well as for documentation related to
deploying Creative Suite 5.5 using their tools.
We are working with additional deployment vendors on comparable documentation and will be
announcing them in the future on the Adobe Installation and Licensing blog:
http://blogs.adobe.com/oobe/
Absolute Manage

Deploying Adobe Creative Suite 5
http://www.absolute.com/Shared/Datasheets/Abt-AdobeCS5-Info-E.sflb.ashx
Filewave

Building a CS5 FileSet for Mac OSX

Building a CS5 FileSet for Windows
http://www.filewave.com/en/resources/documents/whitepapers
JAMF Casper

Creative Suite related documentation:
http://jamfsoftware.com/solutions/adobe-creative-suite
Munki
http://code.google.com/p/munki/wiki/MunkiAndAdobeCS5
Symantec

Using Client Management Suite to Deploy Adobe CS5
http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/using-client-management-suite-deploy-adobe-cs5
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