Dreamweaver CS3 Components Removal

Hello everyone,

After reading all of the Adobe white papers on how to do a silent install for enterprise deployment, I'm realizing that its a a very long installation. I was hoping to remove components that probably won't be used by our users. Components such as Adobe Bridge, Adobe Device Central, etc. Could someone fill me in on how to not include these in the installation? My first unsucessful attempt was to edit the setup.xml file and removing the unnecessary components from there in hopes that the installation would refer to this file and only install Dreamweaver. However, the installation ended up ignoring this and installed everything. My next guess would to not only include the setup.xml file but to delete the payload folders that I don't want to include in the installation (i.e. \\payloads\AdobeBridge2.all\, etc).

Is this the only thing that needs to be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


0 Comments   [ + ] Show comments

Answers (3)

Posted by: joedown 13 years ago
Third Degree Brown Belt
I too hate all that extra junk that Adobe is including in their applications now. I had an issue where Adobe Web CS3 was causing an error in Adobe Acrobat because we had disabled javascript in Adobe. When Adobe bridge was installed with CS3 it also would add some files to Acrobat. I ended up editing the Adobe bridge msi with Orca and deleting the problem files. Not an ideal situation but the only one I could find that worked. If I remember right just deleting the payload folder caused an installation error. I don't know if deleting the files from the msi packages you don't want will save you time or not. It could also introduce errors in some of the programs you do want.
Posted by: joedown 13 years ago
Third Degree Brown Belt
Actually see this post. http://itninja.com/question/how-do-you-roll-out-new-machines?6695
Looks like Adobe can be tamed but requires extra work.
Posted by: aquarta 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Not sure if that is what I'm looking for. Thanks anyway. Any other suggestions?
Rating comments in this legacy AppDeploy message board thread won't reorder them,
so that the conversation will remain readable.

Don't be a Stranger!

Sign up today to participate, stay informed, earn points and establish a reputation for yourself!

Sign up! or login


This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site and/or clicking the "Accept" button you are providing consent Quest Software and its affiliates do NOT sell the Personal Data you provide to us either when you register on our websites or when you do business with us. For more information about our Privacy Policy and our data protection efforts, please visit GDPR-HQ