I have created a package for Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 where i have created below file "application.xml.override" and kept it in 2 locations i.e. ElementsOrganizer\SupportFiles\payloads\EO12AMTLibSupport and PathToSetup\SupportFiles\payloads\PSE12AMTLibSupport. After successful install with Setup.exe, upon launching the shortcut 2 options are presented i.e Organizer and Photo Editor. Organizer launches fine, however, when Photo Editor is clicked, it prompts for Sign In and Registration. Since it is an inappropriate to ask Users to sign in, i need to find a way to suppress it. I have tried several methods, but does not seem to be working. Any help is really appreciated.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Data key="EULADelay">0</Data>
<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
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Took me 6 hours, but I was finally able to get the Adobe ID Registration working. First thing is, make sure you have a Volume License Key for Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. I kept the application.xml.override files in the 2 locations.

Download a tool from Adobe called: Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition


1. Open a CMD prompt and navigate to the program folder

2. adobe_prtk.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize --generate --serial="<ENTER SERIAL #HERE>" --leid="V7{}PhotoshopElements-EMT12-Win-GM" --regsuppress=ss --eulasuppress --eulaaccept

This will generate a prov.xml

I then created a Batch file to push out Adobe Photoshop Elements Silently.

In Order to get rid of the Country Code popup, I had to push out the Elements.ini file which is located in "C:\Users\All Users\Adobe\Elements Organizer\12.0" after you install the program and set a country code.

Here is my Script Batch file:

*Make sure to upload the Photoshop files, the adobe_prtk, elements.ini, and prov.xml files to the script.


@echo off
start /wait Setup.exe /UL1033 /V"SERIALNUMBER=<ENTER SERIAL # HERE>"
XCOPY /E /C /R /I /K /Y Elements.ini "C:\Users\All Users\Adobe\Elements Organizer\12.0"



XCOPY /E /C /R /I /K /Y prov.xml "C:\Users\All Users\Adobe\Elements Organizer\12.0"
adobe_prtk.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize --provfile="C:\Users\All Users\Adobe\Elements Organizer\12.0\prov.xml"

Answered 03/14/2014 by: gchoi
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  • gchoi, I've got two questions for you. Do you only need to generate the prov.xml file once and reuse it when "serializing" the clients? And when you start PSE12, do you still get the log on screen or is it entierly gone? I got the activation in place, but I'm still asked to log on to my Adobe ID to get super great offers from Adobe, which I'd rather suppress..
  • COUNTRY=244 after the serial should set the country code without the Elements.ini you set up. Example: start /wait setup.exe /UL1033 /V"SERIALNUMBER=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx COUNTRY=244"
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