Deploy and deliver apps and updates

Learn how you can deploy and deliver Adobe apps and updates for teams & enterprise users.

To create a package, navigate to Admin Console > Packages, and click Create a Package.

Create a package

Adobe delivers updates, features, and new versions of apps as they become available. Decide how to deploy and deliver these apps and updates to your end users. There are several options available, and you can choose one or more that best suits your requirements.

 

Self-service

 

Self-service packages
Self-service packages with AUSST
Managed packages
Managed packages with AUSST
Description The users can install apps and updates using the Creative Cloud desktop app that they can download from Adobe.
The users can install apps and updates using the Creative Cloud desktop app that they can install from the package.
The users install apps and updates using the Creative Cloud desktop app from your internal update server.
The users can install apps and updates from the package. You can also use the Remote Update Manager to deploy updates remotely from Adobe.com.
The users can install apps and updates from the package. You can also use the Remote Update Manager to deploy updates remotely from your internal update server.
Suitable for license type

Named User Licenses (enterprise or teams)

Named User Licenses (enterprise or teams), Shared Device Licenses, Device Licenses
Sample use cases
  • Fulfill diverse and changing requirements of apps
  • Reduce the initial footprint on machines

Besides what self-service packages offer:

  • Reduce Internet bandwidth consumption
  • Have tighter control on updates
  • Control restricted environments with limited web access
  • Provide all users with the same app versions for file compatibility
  • Reduce Internet bandwidth consumption
Besides what managed packages offer:
  • Have tighter control on updates
Permitted app versions The Creative Cloud desktop app allows users to install the latest apps and one previous major version of each.

The packages tab in Admin Console gives you access to package any version of the Creative Cloud apps.

However, with Shared Device Licensing, you can only package app versions Creative Cloud 2019 and later.

Requires Administrative privileges and an active Internet connection on the users' machines

An active Internet connection on the users' machines

An internal update server with an active Internet connection
A dedicated IT Admin
An internal update server and a dedicated IT Admin
Admin control over apps and updates 1 (Least) 2 3 4 5 (Most)
Ease of deploying 5 (Most)

4

2 3 1 (Least)

 

 

Make apps available to users

Assign relevant licenses (teams) or product profiles (enterprise) to the users
Create a self-service package and deploy the package to the user machines
Create a managed package, and deploy the package to the user machines

 

 

 

 

 

Make updates available to users

The users have access to the Creative Cloud desktop app and can install apps and updates as required.

Create an update-only package, or use the Remote Update Manager to deploy updates remotely from Adobe.com.
Create an update-only package, or use the Remote Update Manager to deploy updates remotely from your internal update server.
Manage updates remotely Not applicable Enable Remote Update Manager to remotely run the updates on a user's machine
Enable/disable apps panel for users Apps panel is enabled by default, can't be disabled

Use the Enable self-service install and Allow non-admin to update and install apps options while creating the package.

End-user experience Download the Creative Cloud desktop app from Adobe.com and use it to install apps and updates.
Install the Creative Cloud desktop app from the package and use it to install apps and updates.
Install apps and updates from a package, or the Creative Cloud desktop app if the Apps panel is enabled.
Next steps for admins Ensure that the users have the required apps and services assigned
Next steps for users Quick guide for users

You can also create packages to uninstall products and licenses or that have only Acrobat.

Deploy packages

After you create the package, choose from the following methods to deploy the package:

  • Use third-party tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Apple Remote Desktop, or JAMF Pro for remote deployment. Learn more.
  • Install by double-clicking the package file. Learn more.
  • Deploy using command line on Windows computers. Learn more.
  • Deploy using Info.plist file on macOS computers. Learn more.

For information on how to deploy updates, see Change management for Adobe enterprise and teams customers.

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