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Description

Need to install CS 6 onto your computers? If it's Master Collection, Design Standard, Design and Web Premium or Production Premium we have you covered.

With CS6 , Adobe has introduced a new way of serializing volume licensed installations. The method of activating a Suite on one computer and deploying it to other computers no longer works, so we follow the approach of distributing the installed files as a fileset and then running a serialization script at the end of the fileset activation. Self-Healing and the Intelligent Downloader still work that way.

Ingredients

  • AAME 3.0 or higher
  • CS 6 Install Media (DVD or Download)
  • FileWave Admin 5.0 or higher
  • Up to 20 Gb of free space

Directions

  1. Download and Install Adobe AAMEE 3.1 : http://download.macromedia.com/pub/developer/creativesuite/AAMEE/win/ApplicationManagerEnterprise_3_1_all.exe
  2. Using AAMEE 3.1, create a "CS6 Trial Package" with all your desired options (disable updates, etc.) 
  3. Using AAMEE 3.0, create a "CS6 Serialization File" and save it at a location of your choosing. Keep in mind you have to do this on a machine connected to the internet!

  4. On your package building machine, start FileSet Magic and take a Snapshot
  5. Use the AAMEE generated package from Step 2 to install the CS6 Suite
  6. Configure CS6 further, add in Templates, Install Application Updates
  7. Take another Snapshot in Fileset Magic and build your unserialized fileset
    (Make sure to include the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp folder)
  8. If the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe PCD folder has been created, set it to "Download if missing" and include the "Don't overwrite existing files upon deployment" checkbox to prevent erasing existing Adobe Licenses.
  9. Import the AdobeSerialization Binary and .prov file generated in step 3 into the fileset, into C:\ProgramData\Adobe ( If you have different license keys for different departments, it might make sense to have separate CS and serialization filesets - in this case, just follow steps 8 - 10 in a new , empty fileset )
  10. Create a serializecs6.bat file that looks like this: 


    C:\ProgramData\Adobe\AdobeSerialization.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize --provfile=c:\ProgramData\Adobe\prov.xml 
    del "%~f0"
    

    Import the .bat file to C:\ProgramData\Adobe

  11. Set the imported script to execute at activation using the "Get Info" button


Notes

Customer Comment

Just a side note...If you are using this recipe to make a fileset for CS5, you will need to use AAMEE 2.1 to create the package. 3.x is solely for CS6.