How to deploy Adobe CS5 and CS6?


This document provides steps required to deploy Adobe CS5 and CS6 to multiple computers using Desktop Central.

There are two stages in deploying Adobe CS5 and CS6 using Desktop Central they are:

Creating an installation xml file

To deploy CS5 & CS6 to multiple computers, you will have to create an installation xml. Follow the steps mentioned below to create an xml file

  1. Open Note pad
  2. Copy the following text into the application

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Payload adobeCode="{Product_Code}">
    <Data key="Serial" protected="0">12341234123412341234</Data>
    <Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
    <Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
    <Data key="EULADelay">-1</Data>


  3. Replace Product_Code with your product's code:
  4. Navigate to <Installation source folder>\payloads
  5. Open setup.xml in Notepad. 
  6. Locate the <mediaSignature> tag. 
  7. Copy the alphanumeric product code between <mediaSignature> and </mediaSignature>
  8. Paste the copied code into the {Product_Code} value in the application.xml.override file.
    For Example:    <Configuration><Payload adobeCode="{DE60F0DE-469A-42DC-A678-978313210057}">. 
  9. Replace 123412341234123412341234 with your serial number.Omit hyphens. 
  10. Delete <Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data> to have the registration prompt appear.  
  11. Delete <Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data> to have the Adobe Application Manager check for updates
  12. Save the file as application.xml.override in the deployment folder

Make sure that application.xml.override does not have any additional extensions, such as .txt. Installation xml is ready to be deployed.

Deploying Adobe CS5 & CS6 using Desktop Central

  1. Click the Software Deployment tab
  2. Click Add Package
  3. Select the MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command package type
  4. Specify a name for the application as Adobe CS5 & CS6
  5. Specify the Installation Command with Switches/Arguments as
    <Installation Folder>\Set-up.exe --overrideFile=<Path>\application.xml.override  --installationSourcePath="<Dest_Path>"  --action=install
  6. Click Add Package
  7. Deploy to target computers
    1. Select the package that you added
    2. Click Install/Uninstall Software
    3. Enter a name and description for the configuration
    4. Define the package settings
    5. Configure the deployment settings
    6. Choose the target computers
    7. Specify the schedule options, if required
    8. Click Deploy
You have sucessfully deployed Adobe CS5 and CS6 to target computers.