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Adobe has a decent gudie to getting the silent installation up and running now that they've noted their typos and errors: www.adobe.com/go/kb400588

To summerize the process...
1. Copy the "Adobe CS3" folder located on the Adobe CS 3 Design Premium installation DVD to another location (such as shared network server space) and rename the folder to “Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium”.
2. Create the "application.xml.override" file.
A. See this document: www.adobe.com/support/deployment/cs3_deployment.pdf
i. http://www.adobe.com/go/kb400588
B. Remember to change the quotation marks if copying .XML code from the .PDF document.
C. Ensure that the "<Data key="Serial" protected="0">xxxxxxx</Data>" does not contain any hyphens.
3. Save the "application.xml.override" into the correct "payloads" subfolder.
A. Locate the correct Payloads subfolder by reading the "...\payloads\Setup.xml" file and locating the line that begins with "<Driver folder=".
i. For example: "Â…\ Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium\payloads\AdobeDesignSuitePremiumen_US_Volume"
4. Edit the "install.xml" and "uninstall.xml" to install the desired components (make sure both files match).
5. To locate log files used in troubleshooting, view the Adobe TechNote article: http://www.adobe.com/go/kb400593
6. Use the Adobe Updater to get the source files for the updates (some updates may only be installed using the Adobe Updater - poor decision by Adobe).
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Command Line
I created a whole batch file that works well...

@ECHO OFF
ECHO 1. Adobe Acrobat Professional CS3 ONLY
ECHO 2. Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Full Suite
ECHO 3. Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 ONLY
ECHO 4. Adobe Flash CS3 ONLY
ECHO 5. Adobe Illustrator CS3 ONLY
ECHO 6. Adobe Indesign CS3 ONLY
ECHO 7. Adobe Photoshop CS3 ONLY
ECHO 8. Exit

set choice=
set /p choice=Please choose a menu option:
IF '%choice%' == '8' GOTO END
IF '%choice%' == '7' GOTO PHOTOSHOP
IF '%choice%' == '6' GOTO INDESIGN
IF '%choice%' == '5' GOTO ILLUSTRATOR
IF '%choice%' == '4' GOTO FLASH
IF '%choice%' == '3' GOTO DREAMWEAVER
IF '%choice%' == '2' GOTO CS3
IF '%choice%' == '1' GOTO ACROBAT

:ACROBAT
setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="%CD%\deployment\Acrobat\install.xml"
GOTO END

:CS3
setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="%CD%\deployment\CS3\install.xml"
GOTO END

:DREAMWEAVER
setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="%CD%\deployment\Dreamweaver\install.xml"
GOTO END

:FLASH
setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="%CD%\deployment\Flash\install.xml"
GOTO END

:ILLUSTRATOR
setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="%CD%\deployment\Illustrator\install.xml"
GOTO END

:INDESIGN
setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="%CD%\deployment\Indesign\install.xml"
GOTO END

:PHOTOSHOP
setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="%CD%\deployment\Photoshop\install.xml"
GOTO END

:END
echo EXIT
PAUSE

%CD% is current directory which for mine is c:\Adobe CS3\Adobe CS3
The biggest help was creating the correct install.xml files using:

Setup.exe --record=1

and creating custom .xml files for each app.
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Note
Adobe has a decent gudie to getting the silent installation up and running now that they've noted their typos and errors: www.adobe.com/go/kb400588

To summerize the process...
1. Copy the "Adobe CS3" folder located on the Adobe CS 3 Design Premium installation DVD to another location (such as shared network server space) and rename the folder to “Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium”.
2. Create the "application.xml.override" file.
A. See this document: www.adobe.com/support/deployment/cs3_deployment.pdf
i. http://www.adobe.com/go/kb400588
B. Remember to change the quotation marks if copying .XML code from the .PDF document.
C. Ensure that the "<Data key="Serial" protected="0">xxxxxxx</Data>" does not contain any hyphens.
3. Save the "application.xml.override" into the correct "payloads" subfolder.
A. Locate the correct Payloads subfolder by reading the "...\payloads\Setup.xml" file and locating the line that begins with "<Driver folder=".
i. For example: "
\ Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium\payloads\AdobeDesignSuitePremiumen_US_Volume"
4. Edit the "install.xml" and "uninstall.xml" to install the desired components (make sure both files match).
5. To locate log files used in troubleshooting, view the Adobe TechNote article: http://www.adobe.com/go/kb4005936. Use the Adobe Updater to get the source files for the updates (some updates may only be installed using the Adobe Updater - poor decision by Adobe).
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In order to perform a silent install:

<Path to Setup.exe>Setup.exe --mode=Silent --deploymentFile=<Path to install.xml>install.xml

Also just note that if the path has spaces, you have to enclose in double quotes.

See Notes for more information on install.xml and uninstall.xml
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Adobe has a pdf explaining deployment for Enterprise Deployment but has a few mistakes which are explained here.

If copying and pasting from the pdf to your xml files, you must replace their double-quotes (they use typographer double quotes which are not understood).

Create a file called "application.xml.override" (exact extension) and paste:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<Configuration>

<Payload>

<Data key="Serial" protected="0">132614731635594487328558</Data>

<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>

<Data key="EULA">Suppress</Data>

<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>

</Payload>

</Configuration>

This file is automatically seen by the installer and tells to bypass asking user for serial number, registration, and end user liscence agreement upon first run, and not to ask user for updates.

The install.xml and uninstall.xml are located by default in the "deployment" directory. These files dictate which applications are installed.

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Application.xml.override:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<Configuration>

<Payload>

<Data key="Serial" protected="0">XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX</Data>

<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>

<Data key="EULA">Suppress</Data>

<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>

</Payload>

</Configuration>

Install.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<Deployment>

<Properties>

<Property name="INSTALLDIR">C:\Program Files\Adobe</Property>

<Property name="OS64Bit">0</Property>

<Property name="driverAdobeCode">{F0699DAC-0DC4-410B-B558-6D8CB5F3511A}</Property>

<Property name="eula_EPIC_EULA_ACCEPTED">1</Property>

<Property name="eula_EPIC_EULA_SELECTED">0</Property>

<Property name="installLanguage">en_US</Property>

<Property name="installSourcePath">Z:\GDC0008A\</Property>

<Property name="sessionID">719d6f144d0c086a0dfa7ff76bb9ac1</Property>

<Property name="setupVersion">1.0.135.0</Property>

</Properties>

<Payloads>

<Payload adobeCode="{F0699DAC-0DC4-410B-B558-6D8CB5F3511A}">

<Action>install</Action>

</Payload>

</Payloads>

</Deployment>

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Be careful on these points:

- in command line use "deploymentFile" not "deploymentfile",

- the file application.xml.override have no extension.

- if you want to know the exit code without extracting the log, run the command line from the prompt.

- install.xml and deployment.xml (depending of the medias) are the sames files .
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Another quick useful note: patches are installed as...

patchname.exe -Silent
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For silent deployment on Windows 7:

I've noticed that silently deploying CS3 causes the installation to fail because it doesn't pass the OS check.


To make this work, the OS check has to be removed:

Each major application has a file called appname.proxy.xml in their payload folder. At the bottom of the file, simply remove the OS check:

<SystemRequirementsJSON>[

{"OS":{"Macintosh":{"Require":[{"Version":"10.4.8"}],"Exclude":[{"Version":"10.4.8"}]},"Windows":{"XP":{"Exclude":true,"Require":{"MinServicePack":"2","@servicePack64Bit":1
,"Need64Bit":"0"}},"Server2003":{"Exclude":true},"Vista":{"Require":true}}}
}
]</SystemRequirementsJSON>
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Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium (Adobe CS3)

Below is what i did, to make it install or uninstall.

1) The directory structure and name of the original CD or DVD is important.

( I copied all the folders from the cd, to local c:\FolderName = the same as the cd name )

( I gaved the same name as cd, Adobe CS3 Design Premium, but iguess you can name what you want )

2) From command prompt, Run : Setup.exe with --record=1

3) This will perform a record of the installation without actually installing the apps.

From here, you can also select which of the options you want installed.
Some options are critical, so if the apps do not run after installation,
you have to come back to this step and re-enable the option.

4) After the recording of the installation is completed,go to the:
Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Installations folder.
Inside will reside 2 xml files, one for installation and another for removal.
Rename them deployment.xml and uninstall.xml respectively.
Copy them to your setup folder or deployment folder ( I copy it to the deployment folder )

5) Now you have to find out the "Driver Folder"
Find the Setup.xml file, which is placed in C:\FolderName\Adobe CS3\payloads\Setup.xml

Open the Setup.xml and look for: <Driver folder="FolderNAme" />

In my case it was: <Driver folder="AdobeDesignSuitePremiumen_US_Volume" />

6) Go to "Driver Folder" create a file inside the payload folder, open notepad and Paste the below code and type ur serial key:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Configuration>
<Payload>
<Data key="Serial" protected="0">1234abcd1234abcd</Data>
<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="EULA">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
</Payload>
</Configuration>

Save the file with the name: application.xml.override
Remember, its without any extention at the end of the file.


7) Now you can silently install the apps with the command.

<Path to setup.exe> --mode=Silent --deploymentFile=<Path_to_deployment.xml or uninstall.xml>

example:

"C:\Adobe CS3 Design Premium\Adobe CS3\Setup.exe" --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="C:\Adobe CS3 Design Premium\Adobe CS3\deployment\deployment.xml"

8) Note that you must have the absolute directory path for the install.xml. It will give error code 4 or 5 is you do not.

9) If you still encounter errors, you should first have a look at the installation log that resides in Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Installations folder.
Search for "ERROR" and it will usually give an indication of the error that has occurred.

10) Uninstall

"C:\Adobe CS3 Design Premium\Adobe CS3\Setup.exe" --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="C:\Adobe CS3 Design Premium\Adobe CS3\deployment\uninstall.xml"

Or else you can try this.

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Installers\498b43b77cac072081a5692bfc52804\Setup.exe" --mode=Silent --deploymentFile="C:\Adobe CS3 Design Premium\Adobe CS3\deployment\uninstall.xml"

Note that I'm running the Setup.exe from the installSourcePath value indicated in the install.xml.

Good Links:
http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/adobe-cs3-silent-install-and-uninstall

Command in the batch file I run:
".\Adobe CS3\setup.exe" --mode=silent --deploymentFile=".\Adobe CS3\install.xml"

http://www.adobe.com/support/photoshop/ts/documents/kb400995/CS3_Deployment.pdf
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