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 packages 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.
As the administrator of the Adobe enterprise organization, you can make Creative Cloud and Document Cloud applications in two ways: Self-service packages and Managed packages. To create packages for products such as Adobe Captivate and Presenter that are not part of either the Creative Cloud or Document Cloud, you will need to customize the available Adobe Templates.
Like millions of Adobe users, you can allow your creatives to install applications and updates via the Creative Cloud Desktop application. This reduces IT overhead and ensures that your creatives have access to all the tools they need and receive updates as soon as they are released.
If you want to enable self-service even if your end users do not have administrative privileges, you can do one of the following:
- Create a Self-Service package
- Create a Managed Package with elevated privileges turned on
- Create a package based on an Adobe Template with elevated privileges turned on
Using Managed packages, you can decide what get’s deployed and when it gets updated. You can create the packages that contain the latest or archived versions of Adobe products. These packages can then be deployed to the user's computers in your organization. You can even perform silent and custom deployment where no inputs are required from your users during installation.
If you plan to use Managed packages, you can:
Decide what applications get included in your packagers and the configuration options you need by creating packages from scratch.
View, track, and delete packages created by you or your peer administrators for the same organization. You can also track available updates to the apps in a particular package, and plan to deploy those updates accordingly.
For more information, see Manage Packages.
One click easy downloads for the most popular configurations. Create and then download packages based on Adobe Templates.
Customize the popular options for the pre-created Adobe Templates and then download the customized packages.
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.
The Creative Cloud Packager tile displays if Enterprise account includes the Creative Cloud entitlement.
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.
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: \/:*?<>|