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I couldn't get it to work using the .xml files listed. Here's how I did it.

1. Download the AAMEE Tool at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html
2. Follow the steps and DO NOT serialize!!
3. Install software on the desktop using the created .msi using the /qn switch.
4. From the desktop use adobe_prtk.exe in the Provisioning Tool folder to serialize. Cmd line is

adobe_prtk.exe --tool=ReplaceSN --serialize=Contribute-CS5-Win-GM serial=<insert serial here with dashes>


We use CM, so pretty much I created the package and a Task Sequence and it works. I also want to say something about Adobe, if it wasn't for Google I would've never found the pdf explaining the provisioning tool which was hosted on a site in Denmark. Good job.

Related documentation

http://blogs.adobe.com/contribute/2011/03/how-to-install-contribute-in-silent-mode-successfully.html

http://macromediastudiomx.de/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/creativesuite/pdfs/AdobeProvisioningToolkitEnterpriseEditionTechNote.pdf
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Just a slight change to estes fabulous writeup - here is the command line I used for the provisioning tool:
adobe_prtk.exe --tool=ReplaceSN --serialize=Contribute-CS5-Win-GM --serial=1111-2222-4444-3333-5555-3333

(No brackets and need -- in front of serial)
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Install command:
"\\server\ContributeCS5\Set-up.exe" --mode=silent --deploymentFile="\\server\ContributeCS5\install.xml" --overrideFile="\\server\ContributeCS5\deployment\application.xml.override"
Uninstall command:
"\\server\ContributeCS5\Set-up.exe" --mode=silent --deploymentFile="\\server\ContributeCS5\uninstall.xml"

Requires 2 custom XML files...
install.xml
<Deployment>
<Properties>
<Property name="installLanguage">en_GB</Property>
<Property name="INSTALLDIR">C:\Program Files\Adobe</Property></Properties>

<Payloads>

<Payload adobeCode="{DE60F0DE-469A-42DC-A678-978313210057}">
<Action>install</Action>
</Payload>
</Payloads>
</Deployment>

uninstall.xml
<Deployment>
<Properties>
<Property name="installLanguage">en_GB</Property>
<Property name="driverAdobeCode">{DE60F0DE-469A-42DC-A678-978313210057}</Property></Properties>

<Payloads>

<Payload adobeCode="{DE60F0DE-469A-42DC-A678-978313210057}">
<Action>remove</Action>
</Payload>

</Payloads>
</Deployment>

Also requires application.xml.override file as per other CS5 applications.
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Excellent information provided by Phil got me to the 2 yard line. Ole Rainman's going to carry you into the end zone.

Here's the only other XML file you'll need, make sure to replace the x's with your serial number (no dashes)

Application.xml.override:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Configuration>
<Payload adobeCode="{DE60F0DE-469A-42DC-A678-978313210057}">
<Data key="Serial" protected="0">xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</Data>
<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="EULA">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
</Payload>
</Configuration>
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