Ok so after hours of struggling with getting the silent install for CS3 I have finally got it to work. Now my issue is that I have come to the realization that, a) like most people, adobe sucks and b) that it isn't really silent at all.

We would like to get this to work in a LanDesk package but it is not even worth it sense at the time we can not push it with out telling people to close down all of their apps. I don't really see the point of making a silent switch when you can't run it with apps open. Stupid Adobe!

My question is, has anyone found a way to suppress the "you most close these applications" error that you get when you are installing silent?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Todd
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Hi Todd,
To eliminate the issue of other applications being open during the Adobe install, I added a kill switch. I start my install up by a install.cmd file. The cmd file kills the applications, if they are running and then starts my photoshop cs3 install. We are on XP and every pc in our company has the taskkill.exe. Here is the cmd line that I used:

c:
cd "C:\dtbuild\Photoshop CS3\Adobe CS3"
taskkill /f /im iexplore.exe /im aim.exe /im excel.exe /im winword.exe /im outlook.exe /im acrord32.exe
"C:\dtbuild\Photoshop CS3\Adobe CS3\Setup.exe" --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="C:\dtbuild\Photoshop CS3\Adobe CS3\Deployment.xml"

Hope that helps,
Gayla [:)]
Answered 12/20/2007 by: xx4734
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