Hi folks,

Just wondering can anyone help me with this one please!

I’m trying to deploy Adobe Photoshop Element 8 onto Windows 7 PCs but after experimenting with the msiexec switches and the notes on this website I still can’t get it to install for me.

When I run the following command nothing happens but if I remove the /qn at the end of the command line it tells me “Install Adobe PS Elements 8.0 using the Setup.exe in the root folder but when I look at setup.exe /? I don’t get any switches to work with.

msiexec /i "Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.msi" TRANSFORMS=1033.mst ELEMENTS_EN_US=1 ORGANIZER_EN_US=1 SERIALNUMBER=1234-5678-9000-0000-0000-0000 /qn

When I use the command setup.exe and trying /q or /quiet or /silent setup begins ok but prompts me for my language etc.

I tried editing the setup.ini file and putting in the suggested syntax from the notes section as below but I don’t know then what command to use to begin the install which incorporates my edited setup.ini file i.e. to suppress the language prompt and to specify my product serial number.

Silent install for English:
EnableLangDlg=NO
CommandLine0=msiexec /i "Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.msi" TRANSFORMS=1033.mst ELEMENTS_EN_US=1 ORGANIZER_EN_US=1 SERIALNUMBER=1234-5678-9000-0000-0000-0000 /qn

Sorry if I am rambling a bit but hopefully you get the idea of what I am trying to do and any help or suggests would be a great help!

Kind regards,

Tony
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Try adding the property ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 to the commandline. If that does not work you might have to open up the MSI and look for a custom action or installcondition that checks if the msi is being run through the setup.exe. Best way to go about this is to look up the exact error message you get and see what it's linked to.

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Answered 12/07/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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Hi PJ,

Thanks for posting!

I’m a little unsure where you wanted me to put that ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 property as I have no idea what it means or what it is supposed to do.

I tried the two command lines below but still no joy – when I tried the second command line, setup begins but prompts for my language selection again.

msiexec /i "Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.msi" TRANSFORMS=1033.mst ELEMENTS_EN_US=1 ORGANIZER_EN_US=1 SERIALNUMBER=1234-5678-9000-00000-7797-4053 ISSETUPDRIVEN=1

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setup.exe /silent ISSETUPDRIVEN=1

I have opened up the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.msi and the corrosponding 1033.mst file using Orca and it scared the hell out of me!!!

I was looking to see if there is a way in there that I could set it to install silently but after an hour of looking I wasn’t getting anywhere.

Any further help would be appreciated in my quest of being able to install Photoshop Elements 8 silently onto Windows 7 PCs.

Thanks in anticipation,

Tony
Answered 12/08/2011 by: monaghant
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Tony,

you've seen this I assume?: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/cpsid_52623.html
Seems a customised application.override.xml file is key.

Also it looks like you can pass parameters to the MSI, even when running from setup.exe by using the /V switch.

Rgds,

PJ
Answered 12/08/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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Thanks for that link PJ!

It nearly worked but there is something really strange happening now.

I created the application.xml.override file as suggested in that URL and then ran the command line below and it appeared to run ok. The processes showed up in the Task Manager and after a wee while I noticed the two folders being created in C:\Program Files\Adobe\ and I also noticed a Elements 8 shortcut appearing on the desktop.

All seemed to be going so well and then the folders and desktop shortcut disappeared – I know this will sound very strange by I promise this is what is happening. For some reason something seems to be undoing the install and reversing the silent install. I have tried it on a couple of different Win 7 PCs and the same thing is happened on each.

I have placed the application.xml.override file in the same location as the setup.exe and the msi files, is that where it is supposed to be or do you think it needs to be in a specific sub folder?

Here is the Command line I used: -

setup.exe /UL1033 /V"SERIALNUMBER=1234-5678-9000-0000-0000-0000"

Any other ideas welcome!

Cheers and I really appreciate your help with this.

Thanks,

Tony
Answered 12/08/2011 by: monaghant
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Hi folks,

Just in case someone comes across this forum topic I managed to get a solution that allows me to install Elements 8.0 silently!

See below for the command lines that works for me!

Hope it helps,

Tony

\\qms03\cip$\Photoshop_Elements8.0\PSE8\AdobePhotoshopElements\setup.exe /UL1033 /V"SERIALNUMBER=1234-5678-9000-0000-0000-0000"
regedit /s \\qms03\cip$\Photoshop_Elements8.0\PSE8\AdobePhotoshopElements\PSE8country.reg

The .reg file contains the following info: -

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0]
"Country"="United Kingdom"
"AMTCode"=dword:0008b679
"ShipDate"="2009-09-11T19:20:30"
"EnableMembership"=dword:00000001
"Locale"="en_us"
"DisableEMSFeatures"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\ApplicationPath]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Photoshop Elements 8.0\\"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\Installer]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\Installer\Optimization]
"Enabled"="YES"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\InstallPath]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Photoshop Elements 8.0"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\Organizer]
"CurrentMediaFilePath"="C:\\Users\\mortond\\Pictures\\Adobe"
"Locale"="en_gb"
"SupportQRCodes"=dword:00000001
"GeoMapEnabled"=dword:00000001
"GeoLocateEnabled"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\PluginPath]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Photoshop Elements 8.0\\Plug-Ins\\"
Answered 12/13/2011 by: monaghant
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