The Packages tab in the Admin console allows you to create custom packages. The create workflow provides you with granular control of what applications are included in a package. You can also specify settings such as the targeted platform and language.

In the Packages tab, you can create the following types of packages:

Self-Service Package

Installs the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app on your users' computers with admin privileges. See Create a Self-Service Package.

Managed Package

Allows you to control application installs and updates that are installed on your users' computer. See Create a Managed Package.

You can also create a package by customizing an Adobe Template.

Create a Self-Service Package

Use this package if you plan to give your users complete control of the Adobe applications and updates that they can to download and install. In this case, you would create a Self-Service package if your users do not have Administrator credentials to manage applications and updates.

  1. Log in to the Admin Console and navigate to the Packages > Packages.

    The list of available packages is displayed.

    List of packages
  2. Click Create Package.

  3. When you are prompted to Choose your deployment method, choose Self-Service Package and click Select.

    choose-self-service-package
  4. Enter a package name and select the required options:

    Platform: Choose the operating system and the processor support (32 bit or 64 bit). It's necessary to make separate packages for 32-bit and 64-bit installations. A 32-bit package can't run on a 64-bit machine.

    Language: Select the language in which you want to create the package.

    Use OS Locale: Select to create a package that deploys in the client machine's OS language. In which case, the OS language is the default fallback language in which the package is deployed.

  5. When you're done, click Build package.

  6. You are navigated back to the Packages page. As soon as the build package procedure is over, the package is downloaded to your computer.

    You can download the package and then distribute it within your organization.

  7. To download and distribute the package later, click the package name in the list of packages and then click Download in the right pane.

Create a Managed Package

Use this package to maintain greater control of the Adobe applications and updates that your users can install.

  1. Log in to the Admin Console and navigate to the Packages > Packages.

  2. Click Create Package.

  3. When you are prompted to Choose your Deployment Method, choose Managed Package and click Select.

    Choose managed package
  4. Select the required options:

    Platform:

    Choose the operating system and the processor support (32 bit or 64 bit). It's necessary to make separate packages for 32-bit and 64-bit installations. A 32-bit package can't run on a 64-bit machine.

    Language:

    Select the language in which you want to create the package.

    Use OS Locale:

    Select to create a package that deploys in the client machine's OS language. In which case, the OS language is the default fallback language in which the package is deployed.

    Show apps panel:

    Show/hide the Apps panel in Creative Cloud desktop application for end users. Enabling /disabling the Apps Panel automatically enables/ disables the updates on the client machines.

    Allow non admin to update and install apps:

    Allows end users who do not have Administrative privileges to install and manage their applications and updates.

    Enable Remote Update Manager:

    Enable the use of Remote Update Manager, select this option. Adobe Remote Update Manager lets you remotely run the updater on the client with the benefit of executing as an administrator. For more information, see Remote Update Manager.

    Create a folder for extensions & include the Extension Manager command line tool:

    Create a sub-folder in your package folder that you can use to include extensions that need to be installed with the package. For more, see Manage Extensions in packages.

  5. When you're done, click Next.

    The Choose Apps screen allows you to choose the applications that you need to add to the package.

    Choose apps for Managed service package

    Note:

    If you add a product that has dependent products, the dependent product is added automatically. For example, if you add Photoshop CC, Camera Raw CC and Adobe Preview CC are added automatically. You can, however, choose to remove the dependent products.

  6. After you have chosen the applications to include in the package, click Next.

  7. In the Finalize screen, enter the name of the package you are creating.

    You can also review the included applications and configuration for this package before building the package.

  8. You are be navigated back to the Packages page. When the build package is over, are be prompted to download the package to your computer.

    You can download the package and then distribute it within your organization.

  9. To download and distribute the package later, click anywhere on the row for the required package and then click Download in the package details drawer.

Create packages using Creative Cloud Packager

You can use Creative Cloud Packager to create custom packages when you require licensing other than named, for example serial number-based licensing.

To download the Creative Cloud Packager, log in to the Admin Console and navigate to Packages > Tools & notifications.

Choose Creative Cloud Packager

Click the download option in the Creative Cloud Packager tile based on your operating system.

The packages created through Creative Cloud Packager are not listed in Packages tab of the Admin console.

Also, review the system requirements before you download and install Creative Cloud Packager.

For more information on creating and deploying packages, see the Packaging User Guide.

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