The Packages page in the Admin Console provides the following functionality that you can use when you plan to deploy Creative Cloud and Document Cloud applications to the end users in your Enterprise:
- Download pre-configured packages by using Adobe Templates.
- Create completely customized Named User Licensing or Shared Device Licensing (for educational institutions) packagers with the configuration and applications you want your end users to have.
- Enable email notifications, so you get notified when new product versions become available.
- View previous packages you or other administrators in your organization have created. Also, view details of a specific package and track available updates for the apps in the package.
- Download the IT tools like Remote Update Manager and Adobe Update Server Setup Tool.
- Download the Extension Manager command line tool to install extensions and plug-ins from the ZXP file container format.
To create device license (legacy) or serial number license (legacy) packages, use Creative Cloud Packager. However, you need to note that apps version CC 2019 or later are not available in Creative Cloud Packager. Which means that you can create device license and serial number license packages only for prior versions of CC apps.
Download the Creative Cloud Packager, Extension Manager command line tool, Adobe Update Server Setup Tool, or Remote Update Manager.
Log in to the Admin Console and navigate to Packages > Tools.
Adobe Creative Cloud Packager makes it easy for you to create packages that contain Adobe Creative Cloud products and updates. These packages can then be deployed to the client machines in your organization.
For more information, see Packager.
CC apps released on 15th Oct 2018 (CC 2019) or later are not available in Creative Cloud Packager. For more information, see this document.
Adobe Update Server Setup Tool allows you to set up an on-premise server that hosts Creative Cloud updates. It allows IT to save bandwidth and control when Updates become available for end users.
For more information, see Using Adobe Update Server Setup Tool.
Remote Update Manager allows you to remotely call the updater on a client machine. It allows you to seamlessly manage when your client systems install updates. You can specify a particular product or update all products at the same time. When used with the Adobe Update Server Setup tool, the updates are pulled from your own premise server.
For more information, see Use Adobe Remote Update Manager.
The ExMan command line tool allows the admin to install extensions and plug-ins from the ZXP file container format. When you create a package, you can select to include extensions or you can download the stand-alone tool for Mac or Windows.
Set global preferences for notifications, AUSST and custom package directories.
Log in to the Admin Console and navigate to Packages > Preferences.
To configure an internal update server, download Adobe Update Server Setup Tool from the Tools section, generate the override file, copy and paste the contents of the override file in the Internal Update Server box.
Also, in the create package workflow, you will need to choose this option to redirect updates to the internal update server.
If the applications in the packages that you create support custom install directories, specify the directory to which you want the created package to install these applications. For details, see Create packages.
The directory path that you specify needs to be an absolute path. If you are creating a package to be deployed on Windows computers, you will need to specify the path that includes the drive letter. For example: C:\<folder path>.
Also, you cannot use any of the characters that are not supported by Windows when creating a folder: \/:*?<>|