Is anyone deploying Mac software via the KBOX that requires serial numbers or any type of customization? If so, can you provide some guidance? I'm trying to deploy Acrobat Pro 9 and CS4 Extended but I can't find any information on how to put the serial number in the installer.

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This question really belongs in the deployment forums, as the KBOX doesn't inject serial numbers into installations. You need to find out how to pass parameters to the Mac versions of Acrobat Pro 9 and CS4 Extended.
Answered 02/09/2010 by: airwolf
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I was hoping someone may be using the 1100 to do Mac deployments and can provide some help on how to set them up properly. This would include injecting serial numbers. There's not a lot of documentation from KACE on how to do this.
Answered 02/09/2010 by: jsposato
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Setting up a Mac deployment is just like setting up a PC deployment. There are several installers used by various companies, so the KBOX doesn't do any of the automation of an installation for you. You've got to package the software with your serial number using command line parameters or some other method to create a custom installation. Once you've got your custom package, that's when you setup the managed installation via KBOX.
Answered 02/09/2010 by: airwolf
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You actually have to follow the instructions found on the Adobe site to create the silent install.

First you have to create an install.xml file which contains the product key as well as options for surpress EULA, etc
sudo <Path to setup.app in quotes>/Contents/MacOS/Setup --record=1

You have you replace those files and then zip the folder.

This has do be installed using an alternate download location because the file is too big.

Finally, the command line will be something like this:
sudo <Path to setup.app in quotes>/Contents/MacOS/Setup --mode=silent --deploymentFile=<Path to install.xml or uninstall. xml in quotes>

Support created a FAQ on using the alternate download location:
http://www.kace.com/support/customer/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=4&id=700&artlang=en

And finally, here is a link to Adobe’s guide for CS3 deployment:
http://www.adobe.com/support/deployment/cs3_deployment.pdf

Dan
Answered 02/10/2010 by: DContreras
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It is sometimes possible to do a regular install and then drop in License files. It greatly depends on the application vendor. OmniGroup uses .omnilicense files that can be dropped into /Library/Application Support/OmniGroup/Software Licenses/ and once they are there, the software is licensed. Other vendors may do similar things, but it does vary greatly.
Answered 03/12/2012 by: MacDude
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