Rolling out Adobe Suite 6 Master Collection to 200 windows 7 PC's
We have purchased a 250 user licence for Adobe Suite 6 Master Collection and I plan to deploy this out in the summer to 200 PC's.
My initial thought was to use Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition to create a custom packages for our roll out to our freshly imaged via WDS Windows 7 64bit computers. However on reading the manual you cannot just run the MSI AAMMEE creates, you have to roll it out using SCCM - which we don't have and I am running short of time to set-up/test/train myself etc before the Summer term.
With myself and two technicians I don't see it a problem time wise to re-image the 200 PC's using WDS and then do manual installs of Adobe 6 after...
However, would I be better to just include the Adobe Suite 6 on the master image....and are there any pitfalls to watch out for using this method?
Will every user be asked to register the software and things like that???
Cheers for any comments/feedback
Deployment of CS6 to Virtual Desktops
I have been reading posts on edugeek in relation to CS6 deployment on Windows 7 and came across your post about how the trial package of CS6 should be installed on the reference machine from which the Windows 7 image for WDS will be created. Following deployment of the image to target computers a serialization executable created using AAMEE should be run. This makes perfect sense and I will do this for our student image that will be deployed to our "physical" PCs.
However, we have 60 zero-client devices that connect to VMware View virtual desktops. Can you advise on how we should install CS6 to our Gold image? I don't believe that the method above would work as the pool of virtual desktops within the View environment are clones of the Gold image.