Software Deployment Question
Really stuck deploying Adobe CC to restricted users
I was wondering if anybody have had a chance to package Adobe Creative Cloud and apps for users.
Our software team has purchased a limited number of licences for ACC and Acrobat DC, falling into the Teams licence type and not the Enterprise. These are the problems I am running across-
To package the whole suite is 21.7Gb in size, and to have that download and install on slow regional areas would take more than a day of holding the network up. The SCCM cache is only 20Gb in size, minus the permanent packages, that brings it down to about 18.5Gb on most machines.
I could package just the Creative Cloud Launcher and have the users install what they want from the Launcher, but that runs into the UAC, as users have limited rights on most of the hard drive and HKCR/LM. I tried to hack a VM to give greater rights to reg keys and dir locations, but quickly ran into windows system32 directory, where I am not allowed to modify rights. Adobe says if the users don’t have admin rights, untick the apps and updates option in the packaging tool.
I could package 24 individual applications, but that then doubles up on some packages like 500Mb for the launcher in every package and other things like Raw Camera plugin found in both Bridge and Photoshop, just to name two I have found.
Another issue, I can’t get ACC to install outside of the default install location, even though the Creative Cloud Packager has the option and the command ADOBEINSTALLDIR should allow this also?
Our security department would also like to disable the cloud storage option for all the CC/DC and eLearning products.
Adobe does not supply an ADMX for flicking switches on their CC products, that I have found.
I am not sure what to do from here. I have spent a good number of hours working on these solutions and several hours of meetings/phone calls with various parts of my organisation discussing these issues.
How did other people cover these issues?
Thanks in advance