AUSST overview

  1. Adobe Enterprise & Teams: Administration guide
  2. Plan your deployment
    1. Basic concepts
      1. Licensing
      2. Identity
      3. User management
      4. App deployment
      5. Admin roles
    2. Deployment Guides
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      2. SDL deployment guide
    3. Deploy Creative Cloud for education
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      2. Integration with Canvas LMS
      3. Integration with Blackboard Learn
      4. Configuring SSO for District Portals and LMSs
      5. Kivuto FAQ
      6. Primary and Secondary institution eligibility guidelines
  3. Set up your organization
    1. Set up identity
      1. Identity types | overview
      2. Set up organization with Enterprise ID
      3. Set up organization with Federated ID
        1. SSO overview
        2. Setup Azure Connector and sync
          1. Set up SSO with Microsoft via Azure OIDC
          2. Add Azure Sync to your directory
          3. Azure Connector FAQ
        3. Set up Google Federation and sync
          1. Set up SSO with Google Federation
          2. Add Google Sync to your directory
          3. Google federation FAQ
        4. Generic SAML
          1. Set up SSO with other SAML providers
          2. Set up SSO with Microsoft Azure ADFS
          3. SSO Common questions
          4. SSO Troubleshooting
        5. Education SSO
          1. Configure SSO for District Portals and LMS
          2. Common questions
          3. Dovetail
      4. Verify ownership of a domain
      5. Add and manage domains
      6. Link domains to directories
      7. Use directory trust to add pre-claimed domains
      8. Migrate to new authentication provider
    2. Asset settings
    3. Authentication settings
    4. Privacy and security contacts
    5. Console settings
    6. Manage encryption
  4. Manage products and entitlements
    1. Manage users
      1. Overview
      2. Administrative roles
      3. User management techniques
        1. Manage users individually   
        2. Manage multiple users (Bulk CSV)
        3. User Sync tool (UST)
        4. User management API (UMAPI)
        5. Microsoft Azure Sync
        6. Google Federation Sync
      4. Change user's identity type
      5. Manage user groups
      6. Manage directory users
      7. Manage developers
      8. Migrate existing users to the Adobe Admin Console
      9. Migrate user management to the Adobe Admin Console
    2. Manage products and product profiles
      1. Manage products
      2. Manage product profiles for enterprise users
      3. Manage self-service policies
      4. Manage app integrations
      5. Manage product permissions in the Admin Console  
      6. Enable/disable services for a product profile
      7. Single App | Creative Cloud for enterprise
      8. Optional services
    3. Manage Shared Device licenses
      1. What's new
      2. Deployment guide
      3. Create packages
      4. Recover licenses
      5. Migrate from Device Licensing
      6. Manage profiles
      7. Licensing toolkit
      8. Shared Device Licensing FAQ
  5. Manage storage and assets
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      2. Adobe Creative Cloud: Update to storage
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    2. Asset migration
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    4. Student asset migration | EDU only
      1. Automatic student asset migration
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  6. Manage services
    1. Adobe Stock
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    5. Creative Cloud for enterprise - free membership
      1. Overview
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  7. Deploy apps and updates
    1. Overview
      1. Deploy and deliver apps and updates
      2. Plan to deploy
      3. Prepare to deploy
    2. Create packages
      1. Package apps via the Admin Console
      2. Create Named User Licensing Packages
      3. Adobe templates for packages
      4. Manage packages
      5. Manage device licenses
      6. Serial number licensing
    3. Customize packages
      1. Customize the Creative Cloud desktop app
      2. Include extensions in your package
    4. Deploy Packages 
      1. Deploy packages
      2. Deploy Adobe packages with SCCM
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      4. Install products in the Exceptions folder
      5. Uninstall Creative Cloud products
      6. Use Adobe provisioning toolkit enterprise edition
      7. Adobe Creative Cloud licensing identifiers
    5. Manage updates
      1. Change management for Adobe enterprise and teams customers
      2. Deploy updates
    6. Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST)
      1. AUSST Overview
      2. Set up the internal update server
      3. Maintain the internal update server
      4. Common use cases of AUSST   
      5. Troubleshoot the internal update server
    7. Adobe Remote Update Manager (RUM)
      1. Use Adobe Remote Update Manager
      2. Channel IDs for use with Adobe Remote Update Manager
      3. Resolve RUM errors
    8. Troubleshoot
      1. Troubleshoot Creative Cloud apps installation and uninstallation errors
      2. Query client machines to check if a package is deployed
      3. Creative Cloud package "Installation Failed" error message
    9. Create packages using Creative Cloud Packager (CC 2018 or earlier apps)
      1. About Creative Cloud Packager
      2. Creative Cloud Packager release notes
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      5. Create named license packages
      6. Create packages with device licenses
      7. Create a license package
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      10. Package non-Creative Cloud products
      11. Edit and save configurations
      12. Set locale at system level
  8. Manage your account
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    3. Add products and licenses
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  9. Reports & logs
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  10. Get help
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    2. Support options for teams accounts
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    4. Support options for Experience Cloud
AUSST Overview

Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST) enables you to centralize the download of Adobe apps and updates to a server location. 

setup server

Set up an internal update server: Set up an internal update server and then set up clients to use the server. Learn more...

Common use cases

Common use cases: Do an incremental sync or use AUSST in different commonly encountered scenarios. Learn more...

Maintain server

Maintain the internal update server: Synchronize internal update server to get the latest apps and updates. Learn more...

Troubleshoot server

Troubleshoot the internal update server: Troubleshoot internal update server setup and maintenance issues. Learn more...

What is AUSST

In an enterprise environment, you usually have many users who require various Adobe apps and updates. Each user is required to download and install the apps individually. Allowing all your end users to individually download and install apps from the Adobe servers will consume a sizeable amount of network bandwidth in your organization.

To address the issue of network bandwidth consumption, Adobe provides Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST). AUSST enables you to centralize the download of Adobe apps and updates to a server location.  After implementing AUSST, you can redirect your end users to download the Adobe apps and updates from the internal update server. This way, a single download from the Adobe servers is required for each app or update.

AUSST network

Note:

AUSST syncs current Adobe desktop apps and the latest previous major versions of each. (Acrobat DC is an exception:  AUSST syncs only the current version to ensure that you have the latest security updates.) AUSST does not sync updates for apps we no longer sell. Find links to the apps that are available to download.​

Apps and updates are downloaded for both Windows and macOS platforms. Apps and updates synced through AUSST can be installed through Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app. While updates synced through AUSST can be installed through Remote Update Manager (RUM).

AUSST also hosts apps that can be deployed without their base versions, which can be installed using Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app.

AUSST does not host Substance apps currently.

AUSST web server system requirements

The web server hosting AUSST is recommended to have the following configuration:

Disk Space

  • Minimum space requirements for a full synchronization: 300 GB (which may vary depending on the size of Adobe apps)

Operating System

  • Windows: Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
            -OR-
  • Mac OS X High Sierra (version 10.13) or later

Note:

A full fresh sync needs approximately 300 GB(which may vary depending on the size of Adobe apps). Refer to the Common use cases for a selective sync.

Deployment options

The following table lists the support of apps and updates for AUSST, RUM, and Creative Cloud desktop app: 

Type of product/product update

Sync via AUSST

Install through Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app

Install through RUM

Latest products for which applications are hosted on AUSST (list)

Yes

Yes

No

Product updates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Acrobat updates

Yes

No

Yes

Why use AUSST

In an enterprise environment, you provide apps and updates to your end users via packages created in the Admin Console in different setups. In all the available setups, AUSST ensures that all apps and updates are downloaded once from the Adobe update servers and then served to your end users across the organization.

Install the Creative Cloud desktop app and allow end users to install apps and updates

If you create Self-service or managed packages with elevated privileges, your users will have access to the Creative Cloud desktop app. This allows the users to download install apps and updates (based on the package configuration options).

When you set up an internal update server, the apps and updates are downloaded each time you synchronize with the Adobe update server. End-user updates are downloaded from the internal update server once the configuration files are in place.

Creative Cloud Desktop app

If you create product configuration groups when setting up user computers, only specified products are available (for install and update) from the Creative Cloud desktop app. For details about product configuration groups, see Maintain the internal update server.

Note:

AUSST does not support the updates of Creative Cloud desktop app itself.

Install apps and allow end users to install updates

If you create managed packages and enable the apps panel, your users can update apps via the Help > Updates menu from with the installed apps.

When you set up an internal update server, the apps and updates are downloaded once from the Adobe update servers. Thereafter, user updates are downloaded from the internal update server.

Help Updates menu

Install apps via packages and updates via Remote update manager

If you create Self-service or managed packages with elevated privileges, your users will have access to the Creative Cloud desktop app. It allows users to download install apps and updates (based on the package configuration options).

When you set up an internal update server, the apps and updates are downloaded once from the Adobe update servers. After you set up your end-user computers to use your internal update server, the apps and updates are downloaded from the internal server.

What happens if your internal update server is down?

By default, after you set up end-user computers to use your internal update server, the end-user computers receive Adobe updates from the interal update server. This implies that, if for some reason, your internal update server is unavailable, your end-user computers will not get Adobe updates.

Use the following preference to ensure that, if your internal update server is unavailable, your end-user computers receive Adobe updates from the Adobe servers.

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

  2. Check the following option to bypass your internal update server when it is unavailable.

    Bypass internal update server

  3. Click Save.

Next steps

1. Set up an internal update server

Server
Internal update server with HTTP server

2. Set up clients pointing to internal update server

Set up Clients
Clients pointing to the internal update server

3. Maintain the internal update server

Maintain internal update server
Internal update server setup

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