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    Photoshop CS6, How does it run?

    Hi all,

    We have just purchased Adobe creative Suite 6. We have got the 500 user licence and I was just wondering how it worked in relation to using those licences. Is it like Sibelius 6 that has a server side program that monitors how many machines are using the software and when the 500 users is hit (unlikely all at once) then it stops allowing new users. If so does that mean that no staff can use it on laptops that are used at home? To prepare some work etc...

    Also how about deployment? Is it individual MSI's or just one big installation.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jonny

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    If its like CS5 (I believe it is) Then its one very big install, there is no licence server and they just trust you not to go over the limit

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    Cool, thanks for that

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    The install will make your machines boot slow (if you do make it install on boot). I dont think there is an msi file either so you might have to use a startup script. If you have SCCM it will be best to use that.

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    CS5 had an MSI creator, well ok you could download that Management Tool and create one, I would assume CS6 is the same. Setting it to install though on a whole ICT suite at once isn't a good idea, it is a slow install at best (about 30 minutes for CS5). So a room full at once is bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    CS5 had an MSI creator, well ok you could download that Management Tool and create one, I would assume CS6 is the same. Setting it to install though on a whole ICT suite at once isn't a good idea, it is a slow install at best (about 30 minutes for CS5). So a room full at once is bad
    Yes CS6 is the same. I have downloaded the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition and I am currently building an MSI to deploy the suite.

    Application Manager has estimated the size of the package to be 9.1 GB.

    My CS 5.5 package was [is] 5.5 GB and took an hour to deploy top stations.

    HTH.

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    I had Indesign and Illustartor (both CS6) open together the other day and it was hogging RAM, I kept maxing out the 4GB in my box. Ordered some more it was that irritating! I came from CS3 and 4, so I couldn't say how much different it was to CS5.

    Very nice package though, well worth the money to upgrade.

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    Yeah just watched whole video, looks pretty simple to set up so will have a play next week during half term. Thanks everyone

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    Hi guys, Need a little help with this. I have rolled out the installation of the software as a trial package. Created a serialization folder with the EXE and XML inside. Made a script to copy these to a folder in program files and to then on startup run another script to run a command that adobe give you to run the exe file. Can I bugger get it to run! any help or scripts would be great, thanks!

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    Worth noting for those who VDI that Adobe CS6 does not support VDI as astreaming app. CS6 licenses the machine at time of install and if the computer name changes you need to re license. This is fine on normal machines and when ghosting but in VDI this won't work.

    About time Adobe build a license server application. We are going to stick with 5.5 this year but if they don't get this sorted we will not be renewing our maintenance plan and will move to other software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykewell1 View Post
    Hi guys, Need a little help with this. I have rolled out the installation of the software as a trial package. Created a serialization folder with the EXE and XML inside. Made a script to copy these to a folder in program files and to then on startup run another script to run a command that adobe give you to run the exe file. Can I bugger get it to run! any help or scripts would be great, thanks!

    For myself, I used the AAMEE to create a Photoshop TRIAL package as well as the serialization. Installed the Photoshop TRIAL on my master image. Just trying to test out the serialization, I would sysprep the machine and reboot but found it hanging at "Windows is finalizing your settings" stage (just prior to loading the user's desktop).

    Based off of a user named StickyNote in another forum, I did the following:

    TEST #1

    [1] Placed the AdobeSerialization.exe and prov.xml into C:\Image\ps folder
    [2] Within the same C:\Image\ps folder, I created a CS6_PS_Serialize.cmd with the following

    Code:
    @echo off
    start /d C:\Image\ps\AdobeSerialization.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize
    [3] Created a SetupComplete.cmd with the following

    Code:
    @C:\Image\ps\CS6_PS_Serialize.cmd
    RESULT : Hanging at "Windows is finalizing your settings...."

    ____________________________________________

    I found the following at some other site,

    TEST #2


    Code:
    @echo off
    start /d "path_to_file" AdobeSerialization.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize
    del AdobeSerialization.cmd
    [1] In my CS6_PS_Serialize.cmd,

    Code:
    @echo off 
    start /d C:\Image\ps\AdobeSerialization.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize
    [2] I then altered the SetupComplete.cmd

    Code:
    start c:\Image\ps\CS6_PS_Serialize.cmd

    RESULT: Command window open at C:\Windows\System32 complaining about "Windows cannot find '--tool=VolumeSerialize'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

    Help......what am I missing or doing wrong?

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    Code:
    @echo off 
    start /d C:\Image\ps\AdobeSerialization.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize

    RESULT: Command window open at C:\Windows\System32 complaining about "[I]Windows cannot find '--tool=VolumeSerialize'.


    Your using the command start wrong IMO.

    /D is a path where it should start. NOT the exe

    E.g. You are saying run tool.... Starting at .....exe

    Remove the /D or use a path, not exe

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Code:
    @echo off 
    start /d C:\Image\ps\AdobeSerialization.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize

    RESULT: Command window open at C:\Windows\System32 complaining about "[I]Windows cannot find '--tool=VolumeSerialize'.


    Your using the command start wrong IMO.

    /D is a path where it should start. NOT the exe

    E.g. You are saying run tool.... Starting at .....exe

    Remove the /D or use a path, not exe

    Steve
    Hey Steve,

    Thanks for replying. Sorry, I'm quickly trying to familiarize myself with the commands and pretty much trial and error.

    I tried removing the /d and using just the path but ended up with "The server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect. Check the username and password."

    I then went to ss64 and found an example where /d was being used.

    Start an application and specify where files will be saved (Working Directory):
    Code:
    START /Dc:\Documents\ /MAX "Maximised Notes" notepad.exe
    The only change necessary seemed to be in removing the space between /d and the path to the file.

    Code:
    @echo off 
    start /dC:\Image\ps\ AdobeSerialization.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize
    It worked!

    I've already tested Photoshop and Illustrator, and will be testing the other Adobe applications.

    On a separate note, I did find I am having trouble creating the Adobe After Effects serialization using the AAMEE. Wondering if it is just my Adobe medium I'm working with.

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