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Updated Sep 16, 2014.

19   Creative Cloud Packager Installs

This document describes how to install Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Standalone using the Creative Cloud Packager (CCP) when you have a Creative Cloud for Teams or Creative Cloud for Enterprise license but not a standalone Acrobat license. These steps result in the installation of a standalone instance of Adobe Acrobat XI.

You can also refer to the following related documents:

19.1   Items needed

Before starting, make sure you have the following:

  • Creative Cloud Packager 1.4
  • A Creative Cloud enterprise serial number
  • Notepad or some other text editor

19.2   Installing the CC Packager

  1. Verify you are a member of the Creative Cloud for Teams (CCT) or Creative Cloud for Enterprise (CCE) to use the Creative Cloud Packager.

  2. Download the Creative Cloud Packager:

  3. Install the Creative Cloud Packager.

  4. When prompted to allow the program to make changes to the computer, choose Yes.

  5. Accept the Creative Cloud Packager EULA.

  6. Sign in:

    1. Select your accout type (Creative Cloud for Teams or Enterprise)
    2. Enter your Adobe ID credentials.
    3. Choose Sign In.

Note

For CCT packaging, the Adobe ID must be for an Admin for a CCT account administrator.

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  1. After the Creative Cloud Packager initializes, choose Create Package.
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  1. In the Package Details window:

    1. Enter an arbitrary Package Name.
    2. In Save to:, choose Browse and navigate to where you want to save the build package. For example, C:\Users\labuser\Desktop\CCP Acrobat XI\
    3. Select 32-bit or 64-bit depending on the platform you are deploying to.
    4. Select a licensing type for your account. For example “Named Licensing” is recommended for Creative Cloud for Teams. If you selected the Enterprise, Government, or Education user account type in the Sign In Screen, choose “Package without License - Trial Mode” or “Package with License”. The default is “Package with License”.
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  1. Choose Next.
  2. If you selected the Enterprise, Government, or Education account type during sign in, enter the enterprise license key.

Note

If you do not have your enterprise license key, retrieve it at licensing.adobe.com.

11. Choose Next. # . In the Applications and Updates dialog:

  1. Select the language UI to install.
  2. Scroll down and select only Acrobat XI.
  3. Choose Build.
  4. Choose Close.
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At this point in the CCP deployment building process, you can use the Adobe Customization Wizard XI to customize the Acrobat deployment package. For instance, you may want to disable updates in the Acrobat package because the Creative Cloud Packager updater settings have no effect on Acrobat updates. The Adobe Customization Wizard is part of the Enterprise Toolkit for Acrobat Products.

On Mac OS X, The Mac Acrobat package can be packaged as part of the main Creative Cloud Packager deployment package. Preference PLIST files and FeatureLockdown files need to be edited after installation. For more detail, see Chapter 4 of CS6 Deployment Guide.

19.3   Installing the Acrobat Package

19.3.1   CCP 1.4

When using the Creative Cloud Packager 1.4 to install 11.x products, refer to the CCP 1.4 documentation.

One of the key differences between 1.3 and 1.4 is that the 1.4 cmd line takes parameter that it uses to build the cmd line. As shown below, 1.3 required the user to manually construct the command line.

19.3.2   CCP 1.3

These instructions are only for the legacy Creative Cloud Packager 1.3 product version.

  1. Copy the installer files to a location on a new machine.
  2. Open the command prompt as an administrator (you can right click on the icon and choose Run as Administrator).
  3. Navigate to the AcroPro.msi file in the newly created Acrobat X Pro CS6 installation package in the Exceptions folder. For example:
C:\Users\labuser\Desktop\CCP Acrobat XI\CCP Standalone
Acrobat XI\Exceptions\AcrobatProfessional11.0-mul\AcroPro.msi
  1. Install Adobe Acrobat XI Pro via the command prompt using the command line in the “ExceptionInfo.txt” with the following syntax:
msiexec.exe /i AcroPro.msi EULA_ACCEPT=NO SUITEMODE=1 OWNERSHIP_STATE=1
IGNOREVC10RT=1 LANG_LIST=en_US INSTALLLEVEL=101 AS_DISABLE_LEGACY_COLOR=1
IGNOREAAM=1 TRANSFORMS=Transforms\en_US.mst /qn

You can also use the INSTALLDIR property in your installation command line:

msiexec.exe /i AcroPro.msi INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat
11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe" EULA_ACCEPT=NO SUITEMODE=1 OWNERSHIP_STATE=1
IGNOREVC10RT=1 LANG_LIST=en_US INSTALLLEVEL=101 AS_DISABLE_LEGACY_COLOR=1
IGNOREAAM=1 TRANSFORMS=Transforms\en_US.mst /qn

Note

Hard wraps are not allowed, so check you cmd line when copying the above example.

  1. Watch the processes that use the msiexec.exe and msiexec.exe *32 until they complete in the task manager.

Note

This step is for testing the build. Actual deployment usually involves other tools to monitor the progress of the installation.

  1. Install any patches from the command prompt with the following syntax: msiexec.exe /p PATCH= AcrobatUpd11003.msp/qn
  2. Apply any needed Acrobat updates using the same command line syntax as above.
  3. Watch the processes using msiexec.exe and msiexec.exe *32 complete in the task manager.

Note

This step is for testing the build. Actual deployment usually involves other tools to monitor the progress of the installation.

  1. At the command prompt, navigate to the package MSI file in the Build folder (that you created with the Creative Cloud Packager. For example, C:\Users\labuser\Desktop\CCP Acrobat XI\CCP Standalone Acrobat XI\Build.
  2. Install the package with command line syntax: msiexec.exe /i <pkg_name>.msi /quiet
msiexec.exe /i "CCP Standalone Acrobat XI.msi" /quiet

Note

Spaces in the file name requires quotes around the MSI file name.

  1. Watch the processes using msiexec.exe and msiexec.exe *32 complete in the task manager.

Note

This step is for testing the build. Actual deployment usually involves other tools to monitor the progress of the installation.

  1. Verify the applications have been installed properly.
  2. Launch Adobe Acrobat XI Pro to test.
  3. Launch Adobe Acrobat XI Distiller to test.