I am trying to deploy all of the CS3 apps separately. We did not get the full suite as a media for our company. We purchased the individual discs instead for some reason. Anyways, I am able to get it successfully installed silently through adobe's instructions and help throughout different forums, however after the silent install process is complete it still asks for a serial number for all of the applications.

I have followed the instructions about the application.xml.override file and the deployment.xml file for creating the necessary files and put them in the correct folders.

Any ideas on how to get the serial number to be put in for the silent install? I tried looking through the registry to see if it was there, but was unsuccessful in that attempt.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks !
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Not sure what the CS3 is but see the Adobe Acrobat Pro and standard in the packages section. It tells you how to download the Installshield administrator (ISTuner7_AdobeAcrobat.exe) , which worked a charm at plugging our license in.

I was having problems before that but now it works silently with all the options we want.

This might help as it discusses the xml file specifically
Answered 05/23/2007 by: aogilmor
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It might help if you post up the exact command line you used to run your silent install. Also post (without serial number) the contents of your application.xml.override file.
I was able to get this to work but it definitely took a few times to get the syntax perfect
Answered 05/23/2007 by: djaxis
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application.xml.override file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Configuration>
<Payload>
<Data key="Serial" protected="0">xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</Data> (I put no spaces in between these numbers)
<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="EULA">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
</Payload>
</Configuration>



Command in the batch file I run:


".\Adobe CS3\setup.exe" --mode=silent --deploymentFile=".\Adobe CS3\install.xml"


Install.xml file contents

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Deployment><Properties><Property name="INSTALLDIR">C:\Program Files\Adobe</Property><Property name="OS64Bit">0</Property><Property name="driverAdobeCode">{1CD4B20D-DBE0-46D9-8E99-A3A83E2C3897}</Property><Property name="eula_EPIC_EULA_ACCEPTED">1</Property><Property name="eula_EPIC_EULA_SELECTED">0</Property><Property name="installLanguage">en_US</Property><Property name="installSourcePath">z:\</Property><Property name="sessionID">f21eef46ea86aded9ca3b6b966d08f5</Property><Property name="setupVersion">1.0.135.0</Property></Properties><Payloads><Payload adobeCode="{1CD4B20D-DBE0-46D9-8E99-A3A83E2C3897}"><Action>install</Action></Payload></Payloads></Deployment>
Answered 05/24/2007 by: evomania24
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Does anybody knows how to install an application without using the setup.exe, only with MSI-File(s)?
Answered 06/11/2007 by: stesch79
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Hi Stesch,
depends on the app you want to install. You have to be far more precise to answer your question.
Regards, Nick
Answered 06/11/2007 by: nheim
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Hi Nick
I thought for all "Creative Suite 3" Apps. But I just need to install InDesign and Illustrator. There is a MSI for each App, but if I call the MIS directly a error msg appears to launch Setup with the setup.exe. I had a look in Adobe Forums, but all solutions said to install with setup.exe an the XML-Files.

In CS2 it was possible to install the apps with MSI.
Stesch
Answered 06/11/2007 by: stesch79
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Hi Stesch,
do you have the enterprise edition for this programs?
AFAIK, only the enterprise editions of the CS apps support direct install via MSI.
Regards, Nick
Answered 06/12/2007 by: nheim
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Yes, I've got Illustrator and InDesign as an Enterprise Version. But it isn't possible.
Answered 06/12/2007 by: stesch79
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I actually just sent my adobe support person an email similar to this one. I'm lookign for a similar method to install the apps without having to use setup.exe. I think that it might be possible, but there's so many different payload folders that you would probably have to do each one.

On the CS2 versions, i would run the msi for the main app, and then load the stock photography, common files installer, bridge and help center separately. I would use SYSTEMCOMPONENT=1 for each of them to prevent showing in add/remove. that worked just fine for those apps.

I have found out that you can't do individual CS3 apps from the suites. you will need to use the individual setups. Adobe has finally cleaned up the installer so that you don't get 5 apps in add/remove and you get the real name of the suite. Course, this now means that i have just added 18 gigs of files to my install share server for all the new adobe apps.

not to mention that they don't uninstall anything but Acrobat if there are older verisons present. And the icons all go to the root of the start menu without having their own folder.
Answered 06/12/2007 by: Chipster
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Hi folks,
this message comes from the launchcondition table. Set the property 'ADOBE_SETUP=1' either on the command line or with a mst.
I'm curious, how far this will bring you.
Regards, Nick
Answered 06/12/2007 by: nheim
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