Hello everyone,

After reading all of the Adobe white papers on how to do a silent install for enterprise deployment, I'm realizing that its a a very long installation. I was hoping to remove components that probably won't be used by our users. Components such as Adobe Bridge, Adobe Device Central, etc. Could someone fill me in on how to not include these in the installation? My first unsucessful attempt was to edit the setup.xml file and removing the unnecessary components from there in hopes that the installation would refer to this file and only install Dreamweaver. However, the installation ended up ignoring this and installed everything. My next guess would to not only include the setup.xml file but to delete the payload folders that I don't want to include in the installation (i.e. \\payloads\AdobeBridge2.all\, etc).

Is this the only thing that needs to be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Al
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I too hate all that extra junk that Adobe is including in their applications now. I had an issue where Adobe Web CS3 was causing an error in Adobe Acrobat because we had disabled javascript in Adobe. When Adobe bridge was installed with CS3 it also would add some files to Acrobat. I ended up editing the Adobe bridge msi with Orca and deleting the problem files. Not an ideal situation but the only one I could find that worked. If I remember right just deleting the payload folder caused an installation error. I don't know if deleting the files from the msi packages you don't want will save you time or not. It could also introduce errors in some of the programs you do want.
Answered 11/05/2007 by: joedown
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Actually see this post. http://itninja.com/question/how-do-you-roll-out-new-machines?6695
Looks like Adobe can be tamed but requires extra work.
Answered 11/05/2007 by: joedown
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Not sure if that is what I'm looking for. Thanks anyway. Any other suggestions?
Answered 11/14/2007 by: aquarta
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