Deploy Acrobat | Creative Cloud for teams Single App
This article explains how to deploy Adobe Acrobat if you are using Adobe Creative Cloud for teams Single App. It applies to both Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard.
If you have a Creative Cloud All Apps subscription, use Creative Cloud Packager for deploying Acrobat. See this page for detailed instructions.
To deploy Acrobat as Creative Cloud for teams Single App, perform the following steps in sequence:
1. Download Acrobat installer bits
Before you download Acrobat, ensure that your system meets the requirements:
Acrobat Pro (Continuous)
Acrobat Standard (Continuous)
- In Acrobat, there are two tracks - Continuous and Classic. Download Continuous track builds. For more information on tracks, visit - http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/whatsnewdc.html.
- This installer is multilingual; it can install Acrobat in any of the languages Acrobat supports. See the installation section below for more details.
- Windows installers are self extracting exe files. Run the downloaded .exe once to extract the installer in the Acrobat folder on your desktop.
2. (Optional step) Use the Adobe Customization wizard
2.1 Using the Customization wizard on Windows
After installation of Customization wizard, launch the wizard for Acrobat and follow the steps:
- Go to File > Open Package and then select Acrobat MSI in Acrobat installer folder – AcroPro.msi.
- Do the necessary customizations you desire (for example, you can accept EULA on behalf of your users here).
- Now go to Transform > click Save Transform. The installer is now ready to be deployed on the users machines.
To change installer package, do the following:
- Mount the Customization wizard DMG file.
- Copy "Acrobat Customization wizard DC.app" from this mounted DMG volume to a writable folder, say on Desktop. (Running the wizard requires a writable area, so do not run it from a DMG disk image. Copy it to a folder and run it from there.)
- Run the application called Acrobat Customization wizard DC.app.
- In the Locate Installer text field, provide the path to the Acrobat installer package (.pkg file).
- Do the necessary customization you require (for example, Accepting EULA on user's behalf). Note: Serial Number field present there is optional.
- Click OK.
- A save dialog appears. Provide the name of final customized installer package with .pkg extension and save it to a folder on your machine.
- Next you can deploy this final output package on the users' machines.
Acrobat is configured to automatically ping Adobe servers to determine if there is a new patch/update available. If you want to change it for your deployment, you can do that using the Customization wizard.
3. Install Acrobat on Windows
Windows installers are self extracting exe files. Run the downloaded exe once to extract the installer files. By default, the installer files are extracted in an "Acrobat" folder on your desktop. To install Acrobat on Windows, do any one of the following:
- Install in Command Line mode on the user's machine
- Install through GUI Mode on the user's machine.
- Install through standard deployment methods like SCCM.
3.1 Install in command line mode on a user's machine
Navigate to Acrobat folder in command prompt and run the following command:
Setup.exe /sl "[LangCode]" /sALL
In the command above:
- [LangCode] is the numerical Acrobat Launch language code based on the following data:
1033=English (United States)
1034=Spanish (Traditional Sort)
1025=English with Arabic support
1037=English with Hebrew support
For example, if you pass “1033” in [LangCode], Acrobat launches in English.
3.2 Installation through GUI mode on a user's machine
In this method, you can simply copy the "Acrobat" installer folder you extracted from the downloaded exe (and optionally customized) to a user's machine and run Setup.exe to start the installation.
3.3 Installation through standard deployment methods
You can also follow usual deployment practices for Acrobat as mentioned in Acrobat ETK – http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/#.
The following example shows Acrobat Deployment through SCCM:
Run the downloaded exe to extract the installer in "Acrobat" folder. By default, files are extracted to your desktop. Once extraction is completed, do not proceed with install yet. You will have the extracted installer files, which you will use to deploy Acrobat using SCCM. Follow the usual processes for creating a package for deployment in SCCM Configuration manager. Give the path of Setup.exe in the Create Program wizard in SCCM (see below).
Use it to deploy Acrobat using SCCM. Follow the usual processes for creating a package for deployment in SCCM Configuration manager. Give the path of Setup.exe in the "Create Program wizard" in SCCM (see below).
3.4 Uninstall Acrobat
Once you have deployed Acrobat, you can uninstall it using the usual process for uninstalling msi packages. It can be done individually using "Add and Remove Programs" in Windows "Control Panel". Also it can be done using command line. Here is the command line syntax for uninstalling the Adobe Acrobat:
msiexec.exe /x <path to Acrobat msi file> /qn
To install Acrobat on macOS, simply install the downloaded installer package (or the customized package if you have to use the customization wizard).
macOS installers are .pkg type installers that provide the necessary user interface prompts to run.
You can use standard deployment practices on macOS like ARD to deploy the chained package. More information is available in Acrobat ETK: http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/#.
You can deploy Acrobat Updates using standard deployment practices used in your organization. For more information about updates, see Patch release notes.
Deploy Adobe Acrobat purchased using the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) in a virtualized environment
For information on deploying Acrobat in a virtualized environment, see Virtualized Deployments.