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After contacting macromedia and wasting my time, it seems that the registration info is no longer stored in the registry, it may actually put some info there but when firing up the programs, the only place it seems to check is c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\macromedia\licensing\products\dreamweaver 8.0 or the varying product name it looks for installer.mlf and license.mlf which can be copied from your registered package and distributed with each program after including these files in the transforms for all the different programs its quite simple.
Created an administrative install for each app. Using the tip below i then created an mst with orca to fix the path issue for fireworks.
I then used the freeware version of Advanced Installer to create a MSI that would copy the licensing/activation information as specified in this abobe article.
When it came time to try deploying the packages with group policy everything worked fine except for firework. For some reason when i tried to add fireworks to a GPO it would be detected as chinese. I had to modify to the actual msi file to fix this. I used a utility called MSIinfo.exe that i download from microsoft as part of the Platform SDK.
I first ran:
MsiInfo.Exe "Macromedia Fireworks 8.msi"
It returned this for the "Template" value:
I first removed 1028 (chinese) but it then started detect german so i also removed 1031 (German) and then it started working.
I ran this command to rewrite my changes for that value to the msi:
MsiInfo.Exe "Macromedia Fireworks 8.msi" /p Intel;1033,2052,1036,1040,1041,1042,1034
I have an alternative workaround to the issue mentioned by trudolph where Fireworks fails to install when deployed by group policy due to language settings (in the summary template). Rather than modifying the source (MSI or MST), in the advanced deployment options in group policy, I chose to ignore the language for this package. This allowed Fireworks 8 to install successfully.
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