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Updated May 11, 2016.

Creative Cloud Packager Installs

Deploying DC products

Previous CCP versions required installing Acrobat via the exceptions folder. With the January, 2016 release, Acrobat DC can be installed in the same way as other Creative Cloud products. For information about this streamlined workflow, see the blog.

Always use the latest Creative Cloud Packager and refer to the following related documents:

Deploying 11.x products

These example instructions use the legacy Creative Cloud Packager 1.3. As a best practice, always use the latest CCP and refer to the exceptions deployer documentation.

  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.