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Adobe CS5 Deployment Suite

Hi,


Has anyone tried to wrap Adobe CS5 Suite.Initially i had tried to create the response files(.xml) using --record=1 switch but that didnot work and as a result of which i had gone for Adobe Extension Manager Tool and did all the customizations properly but after installing the build msi i.e the msi that we would get after building the deplpyment of the whole CS5 Suite,some shortcuts are missing from the Start Menu.These shortcuts are related to Adobe Help and Adobe Media Player.

Has anyone faced anything like this be4.

Cheers
AJ

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
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Why would you imagine that wrapping the install would help?

Find out which feature installs the shortcut,then execute the MSI with verbose logging and check if that feature got installed.If it didn't, was it selected for installation?
Posted by: Rheuvel 11 years ago
Brown Belt
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the record option seems to have been removed, so you're forced to either use the deployment tool or edit the xml's manually to your needs. if you're missing those, haven't you overlooked them n the deployment tool, are the apps themselves installed correctly?
Posted by: ajchak 11 years ago
Orange Belt
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Hi

@ VBScab : as i had mentioned the end result is the MSI and when we do edit the MSI and open the shortcut table we dont find any shortcuts in it,my suspicion is that the shortcuts may come from Merge Modules too...neways i will look again and get back on this.

@ Rheuval:Undfortunately the xml method of calling the setup.exe with the necessary switch record==1 is not working in this case and i did have a look through the deplopoyment tool(adobe enterprise manager) all the shortcuts that are given by the source at Start Menu/programs/Adobe CS5 is being reflected in the same way if we do deploy the Build MSI.Only the problem is the source does deliver two more shortcuts which are directly under Start menu/Programs.Newasys stilll doing a bit of research on it and will get back to u ........

Cheers
AJ
Posted by: TheKZA 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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When you create an MSI build with the CS5 Enterprise Manager, it leaves behind a few "Exceptions" that you must deploy manually. I don't think Adobe Media Player is one of them, but Adobe Help certainly is. Also AIR, Flash Player and PDF Settings.

I left them all out of my deployment (except the PDF settings) because we deploy them all seperately, except Adobe Help, which I've found too cumbersome to deploy (there's about 400mb of help data that needs to be copied into each profile. Since I have machines that may have 20 or more profiles, this is time and storage intensive)
Posted by: P1SIT 11 years ago
Yellow Belt
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Has anyone tried this deploy via KBOX? we have created a 64bit package for Win7 (with AEM) and pushed it to a ZIP with a copy of the MSI in the root. Every install switch we try either fails with no error or gives the MSIEXEC error screen. Just wanted to see if anyone has gotten this deployment to work via KBOX and AEM. Thanks for any ideas in advance.
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