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Updated Apr 09, 2019.

Appendix A: Identifying Installs

Identification methods

Acrobat Professional DC and Standard DC are delivered in a single installer and therefore have identical SWIDs. To identify your install, use a combination of the serial number and the LEID contained in the SWID file.

Use this Windows script to automatically get the SWID details:

Note

Because they share a single installer, Pro and Standard GUIDs are identical and not useful for identifying your install.

Licensing identifiers (LEID)

Licensing identifiers (LEID) provide a unique way to identify most of Adobe’s licensed products. You will need to know a product’s LEID in the following workflows:

  • Installing a serialized product via a package created with AAMEE (typically CS bundled products).
  • Using the APTEE tool to perform licensing and activation tasks.

Product LEIDs:

  • DC Continuous Track: V7{}AcrobatCont-12-Win-GM
  • DC Classic Track 2017: V7{}AcrobatESR-17-Win-GM
  • DC Classic Track 2015: V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Win-GM

Note

Once an ETLA serial is provided, the LEID changes for unserialized commands. For both tracks, it becomes V7{}AcrobatETLA-12-Win-GM (on Windows) and V7{}AcrobatETLA-12-Mac-GM (on Macintosh). For example, you would use the “ESR” LEID version to initially serialize, and you would use the “ETLA” version to deactivate or perform any other action with the prtk utility.

Software identification tags (SWID)

Software identification tags (SWIDs) help IT organizations manage software assets by providing the ability to identify the license state of installed software. SWIDs also provide a method for distinguishing between subscription (cloud) and boxed installs.

Note

For an overview of Adobe’s usage of ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009 software identification tags in Acrobat and CS products, see the Software Tag document.

SWID files are located under ProgramData. For example:

C:\ProgramData\regid.1986-12.com.adobe\regid.1986-12.com.adobe_AcrobatPro-AS1-Win-GM-MUL.swidtag

The tag file name is of the format: <regid>_<product_title>-<unique_software_identifier>.swidtag. The values are determined as follows:

  • <regid>: regid.1986-12.com.adobe is Adobe’s regid.
  • <product_title>: The product name which is the same as the value of <product> in the tag file.
  • <unique_software_identifier>: A combination of the product licensing identifier and licensed locale which is the same as the value of <softwareID/unique_id> in the tag file. Locale information is applicable only for products that are not installed in the trial mode.

SWID location

The SWID file resides in C:\ProgramData\regid.1986-12.com.adobe\<filename>.swidtag

List of SWIDs

SWID fields
License type Serial # Product LeID Status Channel type License type
Acrobat DC ETLA - std 9101xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatETLA-12-Win-GM-MUL activated VOLUME VOLUME
Acrobat DC ETLA -pro 9707xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatETLA-12-Win-GM-MUL activated VOLUME VOLUME
Acrobat DC Vol – std 9101xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Win-GM-en_US activated VOLUME VOLUME
Acrobat DC Vol – pro 9707xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Win-GM-en_US activated VOLUME VOLUME
Acrobat DC ret – std 9101xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Win-GM-en_US activated RETAIL RETAIL
Acrobat DC Ret –pro 9707xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Win-GM-en_US activated RETAIL RETAIL
Acrobat DC Std subscription 9101xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V6{}AcrobatStd-AS2-Win-GM-MUL activated SUBSCRIPTION RETAIL
Acrobat DC pro subscription 9707xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V6{}AcrobatPro-AS2-Win-GM-MUL activated SUBSCRIPTION RETAIL
Acrobat DC Std upgrade serial 9101xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Win-GM-en_US activated RETAIL RETAIL
Acrobat DC Pro upgrade serial 9707xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Win-GM-en_US activated RETAIL RETAIL
Acrobat DC offline - prov.xml std 9101xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatETLA-12-Win-GM-MUL activated VOLUME VOLUME
Acrobat DC offline - prov.xml pro 9707xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatETLA-12-Win-GM-MUL serialized UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
Acrobat DC offline type1 - std 9101xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Win-GM-MUL serialized VOLUME VOLUME
Acrobat XI Retail – Pro 9707xxxxx Acrobat XI Pro V6{}AcrobatPro-AS2-Win-GM-MUL activated UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
Acrobat XI Subscription Pro 9707xxxxx Acrobat XI Pro V6{}AcrobatPro-AS2-Win-GM-MUL serialized SUBSCRIPTION RETAIL
Acrobat XI Volume Pro 9707xxxxx Acrobat XI Pro V6{}AcrobatPro-AS2-Win-GM-MUL activated VOLUME VOLUME
Acrobat XI Retail Standard 9101xxxxx Acrobat XI Standard V6{}AcrobatStd-AS2-Win-GM-MUL activated UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
Acrobat XI Volume Standard 9101xxxxx Acrobat XI Standard V6{}AcrobatStd-AS2-Win-GM-MUL activated VOLUME VOLUME
Acrobat XI Subscription Standard 9101xxxxx Acrobat XI Standard V6{}AcrobatStd-AS2-Win-GM-MUL activated SUBSCRIPTION RETAIL
Acrobat DC - CC Full Subscription (Type2) 9096xxxxx Adobe Acrobat V7{}CreativeCloudEnt-1.0-Win-GM-MUL activated SUBSCRIPTION RETAIL
Acrobat Pro XI - CC Full Subscription (Type 2) 9096xxxxx Acrobat XI Pro V7{}CreativeCloudEnt-1.0-Win-GM-MUL activated SUBSCRIPTION RETAIL

Example SWID file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<swid:software_identification_tag xsi:schemaLocation="http://standards.iso.org/iso/19770/-2/2008/schema.xsd software_identification_tag.xsd"
  xmlns:swid="http://standards.iso.org/iso/19770/-2/2008/schema.xsd" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<!--Mandatory Identity elements -->
<swid:entitlement_required_indicator>true</swid:entitlement_required_indicator>
<swid:product_title>Acrobat X Pro</swid:product_title>
<swid:product_version>
 <swid:name>10.0</swid:name>
 <swid:numeric>
  <swid:major>10</swid:major>
  <swid:minor>0</swid:minor>
  <swid:build>0</swid:build>
  <swid:review>0</swid:review>
 </swid:numeric>
</swid:product_version>
<swid:software_creator>
 <swid:name>Adobe Inc.</swid:name>
 <swid:regid>regid.1986-12.com.adobe</swid:regid>
</swid:software_creator>
<swid:software_licensor>
 <swid:name>Adobe Inc.</swid:name>
 <swid:regid>regid.1986-12.com.adobe</swid:regid>
</swid:software_licensor>
<swid:software_id>
 <swid:unique_id>AcrobatPro-AS1-Win-GM-MUL</swid:unique_id>
 <swid:tag_creator_regid>regid.1986-12.com.adobe</swid:tag_creator_regid>
</swid:software_id>

<swid:tag_creator>
 <swid:name>Adobe Inc.</swid:name>
 <swid:regid>regid.1986-12.com.adobe</swid:regid>
</swid:tag_creator>
<!--Optional Identity elements -->
<swid:license_linkage>
 <swid:activation_status>unlicensed</swid:activation_status>
 <swid:channel_type>VOLUME</swid:channel_type>
 <swid:customer_type>VOLUME</swid:customer_type>
</swid:license_linkage>
<swid:serial_number>970787034620329571838915</swid:serial_number>
</swid:software_identification_tag>