Silently install and deploy Elements apps

Only enterprise customers with an Adobe Open Options (AOO) volume license of Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements can perform the procedures of this article.

The following procedures enable you to you create Windows (MSI file) or Mac OS (PKG file) packages. You can then use any third-party deployment tool that supports the deployment of native installers (for example, Microsoft SCCM, Apple ARD, or JAMF Casper Suite) to deploy the packages to client computers.

Step 1: Download Creative Cloud Packager

Download Adobe Creative Cloud Packager from the Adobe Licensing Website (LWS) or Admin Console.


  • It's necessary to use the most recent version of Creative Cloud Packager to create Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements deployment packages.
  • Don't install Creative Cloud Packager on a computer where one or more Creative Suite products or Creative Cloud Manager products have been installed.
  • Adobe Application Manager 3.1 and Creative Cloud Packager can be installed and used on the same computer. However, they must not be running simultaneously for package creation.

Step 2: Create or edit a package

To create packages using Creative Cloud Packager, perform the following steps: 

  1. Run Creative Cloud Packager downloaded in Step 1.

    • (Windows) Click the shortcut for the application in the Start menu, under Programs > Adobe > Creative Cloud Packager.
    • (Mac OS) Use the alias at /Applications/Adobe/Creative Cloud Packager.

    Run Creative Cloud Packager as an Administrator on the computer you are building packages on.

  2. Select an account type for your Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements product from the options:

    • Administrator for Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA)
    • Education Enterprise Agreement (EEA)
    • Government customer

    Creative Cloud Packager

  3. Sign in with your Adobe ID and password. 

  4. After signing in, the Create or Edit Package screen appears. Do one of the following:

    • To start the package creation process, click Create Package.
    • To modify an existing package, click Edit Package and then browse to an existing .ccp file. The .ccp file is located in the same location as the existing package.
    • Click Create License File. For more information, see Create license file.
    Choose Package Option

  5. Enter the required details in the Package Details screen (the screen appears after selecting Create Package):

    Package Details

    Package name

    Enter the name of the package to be created.

    Save to

    Enter the location to which you want to save the package you create. You can click  to locate the destination folder, or enter the absolute path.

    32 bit/64 bit

    (Windows only) Choose 32-bit or 64-bit processor support. Make separate packages for 32-bit and 64-bit installations. A 32-bit package does not run on a 64-bit machine.

    Note: 32-bit/64-bit installation is applicable only for Elements 14 and earlier. Elements 15 supports 64-bit installations only.   

    License type

    Choose Serial Number License for the application.

    Creative Cloud Desktop Application

    Adobe Creative Cloud for desktop is the central hub for Creative Cloud activity and allows the users to view applications and updates.

    Note: The Creative Cloud Desktop Application check box is not applicable for Elements. You can deselect this option.

    Package configurations

    To review or change the package configuration settings, click Change, and modify settings in the Advanced Configurations screen. For more information, see Creating Packages.

    Click Next.

  6. On the Enterprise Customers Only screen, enter a Volume Serial Number.

    License Number

  7. On the Applications & Updates screen, select the products or updates that you want to include in the package.

    Show archived versions

    By default, only the latest versions of the software are displayed. Enable Show Archived Versions to display a list of archived applications. You can package archived versions of software as well.

    If the product or update that you selected has already been downloaded to your machine, a Down Arrow appears next to its name.


    You can also select the language you want to package in by using the drop-down list in the upper-right corner.

    Add Offline Media

    To add applications and updates from a local source, such as a DVD or ESD, instead of downloading from, click Add Offline Media. Browse to the location where the offline media is located. On a Mac, place the DMG file in a directory and browse to that directory. Select the products and updates to package.


    Use media provided by Adobe or downloaded from the Adobe website to ensure that it is not corrupt and does not contain malicious code.

    Click Done to return to the Applications & Updates screen.


    Ensure that the target devices meet the system requirements of the apps being packaged. Deploying apps on unsupported systems can give unexpected results.

  8. Click Build to start packaging the selected applications and updates.

    Creative Cloud Packager downloads the products and updates that have not been downloaded already to your machine. It then builds the package. The progress is displayed on the Download Progress and Build Progress screens.

  9. When the build completes successfully, the Summary page appears.

    You can click the Build Log link to see the detailed progress report, including any errors.


    When you create a package, Creative Cloud Packager creates a configuration file for the package with the name <package_name>.ccp. This file is located in the folder that you specify for the package. This configuration file is for internal use only; do not modify or delete this file.

  10. Do one of the following:

    • To create another package or edit this package, click Main Menu to return to the Welcome screen.
    • To exit Creative Cloud Packager, click Close.

Step 3: Deploy a package

As part of the build process, two folders are created:

  • The Build folder contains the MSI (Windows) or the PKG (Mac OS) files.
  • The Exceptions folder contains the payloads that must be installed separately.

For information on how to deploy the packages, see Deploy packages.


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