Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has came across this issue with Adobe Creative Suite Premium. I'm trying to create a silent installation of the application. Adode provides instructions on how to accomplish this http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331297.html. When I try to launch the installation routine with the xml file, the installation does not do a silent install. Here is the xml file I created:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<AdobeInstallerConfiguration version="1.0">

<InstallerInfo platform="win" silentMode="1" targetVolume="C:\" targetPath="Program Files\Adobe\" />

<InstallerInfo platform="mac" targetVolume="/" />

<ProductInfo serial="0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000" licensedUserName="Adobe User" licensedUserCompany="Adobe Systems, Inc." />

<Manifest>

<Product name="Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe ImageReady CS2" selected="1" />

<Product name="Adobe Illustrator CS2" selected="0" />

<Product name="Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional" selected="0" />

<Product name="Adobe GoLive CS2" selected="0" />

<Product name="Adobe Version Cue CS2" selected="0" />

<Product name="Adobe InDesign CS2" selected="0" />

</Manifest>

</AdobeInstallerConfiguration>

I appreciate any help!!
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For one, Insert your serial # in the file.

Then, put the following in a "install.CMD" file in the same folder as the setup.exe and it should work. (The %~DP0 thing will be substituted for the path that the CMD file is located in.)

[font="Courier New"]"%~DP0Setup.exe" - installerConfig "AdobeInstallerConfiguration.xml"


::7. During the installation, "msiexec.exe" appears in the Processes tab of Windows Task Manager.
::If "msiexec.exe" doesn't appear, or if the installation fails, see the installer log (SuiteInstaller2.0.txt) in Documents and Settings/ [User Name] /Local Settings to determine the cause of the problem.

This whole thing will work only if you have copied all the CDs to one folder.

The catch: You can't use MST to customise anything in the install. (I called Adobe tech support and they know less then me on this topic!!!) You'd have to customize the install via a separate thing like a REG file, a VBS script or even a whole other home-made package. Appdeploy.com doesn't have much on this, BTW.
Answered 10/25/2005 by: misterd
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I tried your suggestion and still didn't work. When I launch the install.cmd, I get the installation splash window. Here is the log file:

10/25/05 08:52:23 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:52:23 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:52:23 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:52:23 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:52:23 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:52:23 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:52:23 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:52:23 In for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:52:24 Launching
10/25/05 08:52:24 C:\Program Files\Installshield Installation Information\{D52ECEBC-9B20-41A5-81C4-A62DE2367419}\setup.exe
10/25/05 08:52:24 With CMDLine
10/25/05 08:52:24 /relaunched=yes /RootLoc=C:\DOCUME~1\wisetest\Desktop\ADOBEC~1\
10/25/05 08:52:25 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:52:25 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:52:25 C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAL~1\{D52EC~1\
10/25/05 08:52:25 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:52:25 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:52:25 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:52:25 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:52:25 In the function setInstallerRoot
10/25/05 08:52:25 The shortPath converted to long path is
10/25/05 08:52:25 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:52:25 setting the long path to
10/25/05 08:52:25 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:52:26 Called before Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:52:26 In the CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:52:26 Called After Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:52:26 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:52:26 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:52:26 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:52:26 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:52:26 In the OnCreate
10/25/05 08:52:26 Calling set Doc
10/25/05 08:52:26 Before Calling View Create
10/25/05 08:52:26 Calling Pre Create Window
10/25/05 08:52:26 CCalling Register WndClass
10/25/05 08:52:26 On Create.. Calling On Create
10/25/05 08:52:26 After On Create.. Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:52:26 After Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:52:26 Settting to Full Screen
10/25/05 08:52:26 in SetFullScreen
10/25/05 08:52:26 Called before calling ShowWindow
10/25/05 08:52:26 calling Next Dialog
10/25/05 08:52:36 returned from Dialog
10/25/05 08:52:36 Cleaning Acro Sif file
10/25/05 08:52:36
10/25/05 08:52:36 Returning from the Installer
10/25/05 08:54:18 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:54:18 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:54:18 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:54:18 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:54:18 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:54:18 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:54:18 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:54:18 In for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:54:18 Launching
10/25/05 08:54:18 C:\Program Files\Installshield Installation Information\{D52ECEBC-9B20-41A5-81C4-A62DE2367419}\setup.exe
10/25/05 08:54:18 With CMDLine
10/25/05 08:54:18 /relaunched=yes /RootLoc=C:\DOCUME~1\wisetest\Desktop\ADOBEC~1\
10/25/05 08:54:19 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:54:19 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:54:19 C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAL~1\{D52EC~1\
10/25/05 08:54:19 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:54:19 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:54:19 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:54:19 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:54:19 In the function setInstallerRoot
10/25/05 08:54:19 The shortPath converted to long path is
10/25/05 08:54:19 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:54:19 setting the long path to
10/25/05 08:54:19 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:54:20 Called before Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:54:20 In the CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:54:20 Called After Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:54:20 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:54:20 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:54:20 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:54:20 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:54:20 In the OnCreate
10/25/05 08:54:20 Calling set Doc
10/25/05 08:54:20 Before Calling View Create
10/25/05 08:54:20 Calling Pre Create Window
10/25/05 08:54:20 CCalling Register WndClass
10/25/05 08:54:20 On Create.. Calling On Create
10/25/05 08:54:20 After On Create.. Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:54:20 After Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:54:20 Settting to Full Screen
10/25/05 08:54:20 in SetFullScreen
10/25/05 08:54:20 Called before calling ShowWindow
10/25/05 08:54:20 calling Next Dialog
10/25/05 08:54:25 returned from Dialog
10/25/05 08:54:25 Cleaning Acro Sif file
10/25/05 08:54:25
10/25/05 08:54:25 Returning from the Installer
10/25/05 08:54:43 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:54:43 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:54:43 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:54:43 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:54:43 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:54:43 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:54:43 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:54:43 In for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:54:43 Launching
10/25/05 08:54:43 C:\Program Files\Installshield Installation Information\{D52ECEBC-9B20-41A5-81C4-A62DE2367419}\setup.exe
10/25/05 08:54:43 With CMDLine
10/25/05 08:54:43 /relaunched=yes /RootLoc=C:\DOCUME~1\wisetest\Desktop\ADOBEC~1\
10/25/05 08:54:44 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:54:44 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:54:44 C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAL~1\{D52EC~1\
10/25/05 08:54:45 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:54:45 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:54:45 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:54:45 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:54:45 In the function setInstallerRoot
10/25/05 08:54:45 The shortPath converted to long path is
10/25/05 08:54:45 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:54:45 setting the long path to
10/25/05 08:54:45 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:54:45 Called before Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:54:45 In the CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:54:45 Called After Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:54:45 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:54:45 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:54:45 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:54:45 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:54:45 In the OnCreate
10/25/05 08:54:45 Calling set Doc
10/25/05 08:54:45 Before Calling View Create
10/25/05 08:54:45 Calling Pre Create Window
10/25/05 08:54:45 CCalling Register WndClass
10/25/05 08:54:45 On Create.. Calling On Create
10/25/05 08:54:45 After On Create.. Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:54:45 After Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:54:45 Settting to Full Screen
10/25/05 08:54:45 in SetFullScreen
10/25/05 08:54:45 Called before calling ShowWindow
10/25/05 08:54:45 calling Next Dialog
10/25/05 08:54:49 returned from Dialog
10/25/05 08:54:49 Cleaning Acro Sif file
10/25/05 08:54:49
10/25/05 08:54:49 Returning from the Installer
10/25/05 08:56:26 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:56:26 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:56:26 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:56:26 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:56:26 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:56:26 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:56:26 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:56:26 In for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:56:27 Launching
10/25/05 08:56:27 C:\Program Files\Installshield Installation Information\{D52ECEBC-9B20-41A5-81C4-A62DE2367419}\setup.exe
10/25/05 08:56:27 With CMDLine
10/25/05 08:56:27 /relaunched=yes /RootLoc=C:\DOCUME~1\wisetest\Desktop\ADOBEC~1\
10/25/05 08:56:28 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:56:28 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:56:28 C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAL~1\{D52EC~1\
10/25/05 08:56:28 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:56:28 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:56:28 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:56:28 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:56:28 In the function setInstallerRoot
10/25/05 08:56:28 The shortPath converted to long path is
10/25/05 08:56:28 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:56:28 setting the long path to
10/25/05 08:56:28 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:56:28 Called before Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:56:28 In the CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:56:28 Called After Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:56:28 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:56:28 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:56:28 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:56:28 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:56:28 In the OnCreate
10/25/05 08:56:28 Calling set Doc
10/25/05 08:56:28 Before Calling View Create
10/25/05 08:56:28 Calling Pre Create Window
10/25/05 08:56:28 CCalling Register WndClass
10/25/05 08:56:28 On Create.. Calling On Create
10/25/05 08:56:28 After On Create.. Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:56:28 After Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:56:28 Settting to Full Screen
10/25/05 08:56:28 in SetFullScreen
10/25/05 08:56:28 Called before calling ShowWindow
10/25/05 08:56:28 calling Next Dialog
10/25/05 08:56:34 returned from Dialog
10/25/05 08:56:34 Cleaning Acro Sif file
10/25/05 08:56:34
10/25/05 08:56:34 Returning from the Installer
10/25/05 08:56:37 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:56:37 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:56:37 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:56:37 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:56:37 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:56:37 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:56:37 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:56:37 In for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:56:38 Launching
10/25/05 08:56:38 C:\Program Files\Installshield Installation Information\{D52ECEBC-9B20-41A5-81C4-A62DE2367419}\setup.exe
10/25/05 08:56:38 With CMDLine
10/25/05 08:56:38 /relaunched=yes /RootLoc=C:\DOCUME~1\wisetest\Desktop\ADOBEC~1\
10/25/05 08:56:39 in InitZString
10/25/05 08:56:39 Opening ZString File
10/25/05 08:56:39 C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAL~1\{D52EC~1\
10/25/05 08:56:39 Exiting initZString
10/25/05 08:56:39 In the Function CheckAndPromptForReboot()
10/25/05 08:56:39 Reboot Note Required and Not Prompting for Reboot.
10/25/05 08:56:39 Looking for ReLaunch CmdLine
10/25/05 08:56:39 In the function setInstallerRoot
10/25/05 08:56:39 The shortPath converted to long path is
10/25/05 08:56:39 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:56:39 setting the long path to
10/25/05 08:56:39 C:\Documents and Settings\wisetest\Desktop\Adobe Creative Suite Premium\
10/25/05 08:56:39 Called before Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:56:39 In the CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:56:39 Called After Creating CMainFrame
10/25/05 08:56:39 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:56:39 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:56:39 In PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:56:39 Exiting PreCreate Window
10/25/05 08:56:39 In the OnCreate
10/25/05 08:56:39 Calling set Doc
10/25/05 08:56:39 Before Calling View Create
10/25/05 08:56:39 Calling Pre Create Window
10/25/05 08:56:39 CCalling Register WndClass
10/25/05 08:56:39 On Create.. Calling On Create
10/25/05 08:56:39 After On Create.. Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:56:39 After Calling ZString
10/25/05 08:56:39 Settting to Full Screen
10/25/05 08:56:39 in SetFullScreen
10/25/05 08:56:39 Called before calling ShowWindow
10/25/05 08:56:39 calling Next Dialog
10/25/05 08:56:42 returned from Dialog
10/25/05 08:56:42 Cleaning Acro Sif file
10/25/05 08:56:42
10/25/05 08:56:42 Returning from the Installer
Answered 10/25/2005 by: urban_diver
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You may want to remove the following line:
<InstallerInfo platform="mac" targetVolume="/" />

if you're installing on windows

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Answered 11/02/2005 by: Nicklas
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Having the exact same problem, i've been at it for some days now, can't get this setup.exe to accept the xml file for it's silent install.

It simply ignores it and does a full GUI install. Without any error messages or warnings.

Problems seems to be in the XML file, the log shows a Failed to get key error and then it relaunches the installer....i guess with the GUI and no more silent:

02/14/06 08:13:09 Init Program
02/14/06 08:13:09 The current commandline is -installerconfig setup.xml
02/14/06 08:13:09 Now parsing commandline...
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement1MsgSuccess
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement1Value2
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement2MsgSuccess
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement2Value1
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement3MsgSuccess
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement3Value2
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement4MsgSuccess
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement4Value4
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement5MsgSuccess
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement5Value2
02/14/06 08:13:09 GetIniFileEntry() failed to get key: Requirement6Type
02/14/06 08:13:09 Now copying and relaunching the installer...


And here is the XML FILE, I replaced the serial with Xxxx only for this posting, the actual xml file has a valid serial.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<AdobeInstallerConfiguration version="1.0">
<InstallerInfo platform="win" silentMode="1" targetVolume="C:\" targetPath="Program Files\Adobe\" />
<ProductInfo serial="xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx" licensedUserName="xxxx" licensedUserCompany="xxxx" />
<Manifest>
<Product name="Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe ImageReady CS2" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Illustrator CS2" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe GoLive CS2" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Version Cue CS2" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe InDesign CS2" selected="1" />
</Manifest>
</AdobeInstallerConfiguration>


Can't get it to work :-(
Answered 02/13/2006 by: khisanth
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I believe this only works if you have the corporate edition, as there are some different files compared to the adobe CS2 prem activation cds ( does that make sense? )

The other thing is leave the "<InstallerInfo platform="mac" targetVolume="/" /> " there even if you are using windows ( i had limited success with taking this out ).

Also are you sure you have copied the files correctly from the cds to the folders?

Dont mean to ask silly questions, just starting from the beginning really :)
Answered 02/16/2006 by: dbowe
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I was just having the exact same problem.
It seems that when you parse the XML file it needs to have the full path (in quotes) for it to work.
e.g. I was using "c:\Software\Adobe Creative Suite 2.0\Setup.exe" -installerConfig "AdobeInstallerConfiguration.xml" but this didn't work until I did it like this:

"c:\Software\Adobe Creative Suite 2.0\Setup.exe" -installerConfig "c:\Software\Adobe Creative Suite 2.0\AdobeInstallerConfiguration.xml"

While I'm on te subject of CS2, does anybody know how I can add an MST to these MSI's that can only be installed through the setup.exe? Normally I would use "msiexec TRANSFORMS=" but the only way I can install CS2 silently is using this XML file and it doesn't give any kind of option to add an MST anywhere, although Acrobat as one applied!

cheers.

Tim.
Answered 07/10/2006 by: timbloke
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I don't have the suite so I'm not sure. However, I've seen setup.exe /v"MSIOPTIONS HERE" work. There is no space between /v and the first quote mark. You should be able to do a setup.exe /? to see if it supports it.
Answered 07/10/2006 by: Rhys
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Did anybody figure out a fix for this? I'm having the same problem. I've tried all the suggestion on this post with no luck. One thing I did notice was if I change the "silentMode=1" to "silentMode=0" the install works normaly, by that I mean it asks for user input, but the fields for serial, target path, and apps to install are what I have inserted into the xml file.
Answered 08/09/2006 by: agalindo
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Hmm, not quite as easy as it reckons on the adobe website, here is my xml file (see below). When under logon (administrator) it installs correctly. When run as a startup script it only installs the general shared files and nothing else. No error message in event manager, just goes to the usual logon screen. Any ideas? If anybody needs assistance to get to this stage I am able to help, because the silent install works perfectly and the reg edits seem to work as well.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<AdobeInstallerConfiguration version="1.0">

<InstallerInfo platform="win" silentMode="1" targetVolume="C:\" targetPath="Program Files\Adobe\" language="en_US" />

<ProductInfo serial="xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx" licensedUserName="xxx" licensedUserCompany="xxxx" />

<Manifest>
<Product name="Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe ImageReady CS2" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Illustrator CS2" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe After Effects 7.0" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Audition 2.0" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Encore DVD 2.0" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Audition Functional Content" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe After Effects Functional Content" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Encore Functional Content" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Photoshop Functional Content" selected="1" />
<Product name="Adobe Premiere Pro Functional Content" selected="1" />
</Manifest>


</AdobeInstallerConfiguration>
Answered 08/09/2006 by: mcfridge
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