We have just acquired an Enterprise Volume License from Adobe for Contribute 4.0. The problem I have is how to activate the software on silent installation. I have tried all the obvious methods such as adding a property in a transform called ISX_SERIALNUMBER="XXXXX" but still no luck. I did a snapshot of the activation process and saw that it created a mlf file in All Users\Application data Adobe etc etc... subfolder but this appears to be a binary file that is somehow married to the hardware on the machine that it is activated on. Hence, when I try to add these files into a transform it fails. Does anyone know of any method of doing this? If we require an Administrator to add in the serial on site they may as well have installed the software manually and the last thing I want to do is email the activation key to the users [:)]
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hi,

In adobe products, there is a case that there are certain files made, when you enter the license information. Check what happens when you enter the license key. Certainly it might be writing some data either to any file or in a registry. You can track this and embed the updated file in your MSI.

I did the same thing while packaging Dreamweaver 8.0.2, so i guess you can try it out if something similar happens.

With Best Regards,
Tushar Singh
Answered 12/13/2006 by: matrixtushar
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I resolved this in the end. I had missed out one of the licensing files. Once I included that it worked fine. Thanks for your response.
Answered 12/13/2006 by: Swipe
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Excellent :) Have a nice day!

With Best Regards,
Tushar Singh
Answered 12/13/2006 by: matrixtushar
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