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Prepare to deploy

  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 Console overview
      6. Admin roles
    2. Deployment Guides
      1. Named User deployment guide
      2. SDL deployment guide
      3. Deploy Adobe Acrobat 
    3. Deploy Creative Cloud for education
      1. Deployment guide
      2. Approve Adobe apps in Google Admin Console
      3. Enable Adobe Express in Google Classroom
      4. Integration with Canvas LMS
      5. Integration with Blackboard Learn
      6. Configuring SSO for District Portals and LMSs
      7. Deploy Adobe Express through Google App Licensing
      8. Add users through Roster Sync
      9. Kivuto FAQ
      10. Primary and Secondary institution eligibility guidelines
  3. Set up your organization
    1. Identity types | Overview
    2. Set up identity | Overview
    3. Set up organization with Enterprise ID
    4. Setup Azure AD federation and sync
      1. Set up SSO with Microsoft via Azure OIDC
      2. Add Azure Sync to your directory
      3. Role sync for Education
      4. Azure Connector FAQ
    5. Set up Google Federation and sync
      1. Set up SSO with Google Federation
      2. Add Google Sync to your directory
      3. Google federation FAQ
    6. Set up organization with Microsoft ADFS
    7. Set up organization for District Portals and LMS
    8. Set up organization with other Identity providers
      1. Create a directory
      2. Verify ownership of a domain
      3. Add domains to directories
    9. SSO common questions and troubleshooting
      1. SSO Common questions
      2. SSO Troubleshooting
      3. Education common questions
  4. Manage your organization setup
    1. Manage existing domains and directories
    2. Enable automatic account creation
    3. Set up organization via directory trust
    4. Migrate to a new authentication provider 
    5. Asset settings
    6. Authentication settings
    7. Privacy and security contacts
    8. Console settings
    9. Manage encryption  
  5. 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. Microsoft Azure Sync
      5. 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
  6. Manage products and entitlements
    1. Manage products and product profiles
      1. Manage products
      2. Manage product profiles for enterprise users
      3. Manage automatic assignment rules
      4. Review product requests
      5. Manage self-service policies
      6. Manage app integrations
      7. Manage product permissions in the Admin Console  
      8. Enable/disable services for a product profile
      9. Single App | Creative Cloud for enterprise
      10. Optional services
    2. Manage Shared Device licenses
      1. What's new
      2. Deployment guide
      3. Create packages
      4. Recover licenses
      5. Manage profiles
      6. Licensing toolkit
      7. Shared Device Licensing FAQ
  7. Get started with Global Admin Console
    1. Adopt global administration
    2. Select your organization
    3. Manage organization hierarchy
    4. Manage product profiles
    5. Manage administrators
    6. Manage user groups
    7. Update organization policies
    8. Manage policy templates
    9. Allocate products to child organizations
    10. Execute pending jobs
    11. Explore insights
    12. Export or import organization structure
  8. Manage storage and assets
    1. Storage
      1. Manage enterprise storage
      2. Adobe Creative Cloud: Update to storage
      3. Manage Adobe storage
    2. Asset migration
      1. Automated Asset Migration
      2. Automated Asset Migration FAQ  
      3. Manage transferred assets
    3. Reclaim assets from a user
    4. Student asset migration | EDU only
      1. Automatic student asset migration
      2. Migrate your assets
  9. Manage services
    1. Adobe Stock
      1. Adobe Stock credit packs for teams
      2. Adobe Stock for enterprise
      3. Use Adobe Stock for enterprise
      4. Adobe Stock License Approval
    2. Custom fonts
    3. Adobe Asset Link
      1. Overview
      2. Create user group
      3. Configure Adobe Experience Manager Assets
      4. Configure and install Adobe Asset Link
      5. Manage assets
      6. Adobe Asset Link for XD
    4. Adobe Acrobat Sign
      1. Set up Adobe Acrobat Sign for enterprise or teams
      2. Adobe Acrobat Sign - Team feature Administrator
      3. Manage Adobe Acrobat Sign on the Admin Console
    5. Creative Cloud for enterprise - free membership
      1. Overview
  10. 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 using Microsoft Intune
      3. Deploy Adobe packages with SCCM
      4. Deploy Adobe packages with ARD
      5. Install products in the Exceptions folder
      6. Uninstall Creative Cloud products
      7. Use Adobe provisioning toolkit enterprise edition
      8. 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. 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
      3. Application packaging
      4. Create packages using Creative Cloud Packager
      5. Create named license packages
      6. Create packages with device licenses
      7. Create a license package
      8. Create packages with serial number licenses
      9. Packager automation
      10. Package non-Creative Cloud products
      11. Edit and save configurations
      12. Set locale at system level
  11. Manage your account
    1. Manage your Teams account
      1. Overview
      2. Update payment details
      3. Manage invoices
      4. Change contract owner
      5. Change reseller
    2. Assign licenses to a Teams user
    3. Add products and licenses
    4. Manage your team in Adobe Express
    5. Renewals
      1. Teams membership: Renewals
      2. Enterprise in VIP: Renewals and compliance
    6. Automated expiration stages for ETLA contracts
    7. Switching contract types within an existing Adobe Admin Console
    8. Purchase Request compliance
    9. Value Incentive Plan (VIP) in China
    10. VIP Select help
  12. Reports & logs
    1. Audit Log
    2. Assignment reports
    3. Content Logs
  13. Get help
    1. Contact Adobe Customer Care
    2. Support options for teams accounts
    3. Support options for enterprise accounts
    4. Support options for Experience Cloud

This article summarizes the stages of deployment:

  • Creating packages
  • Testing packages

Creating packages

To create packages, do the following

When all of the planning is completed, create all of your packages, using the information you created in the planning stage.

When you are finished creating the packages, you should test them before deployment.

Testing packages

You will want to test the packages you have created before deploying them widely. It is recommended that you deploy using the any of the following platform-specific standard tool:

To test your package, install on a test system using these steps:

  1. Set up your test system so that it is configured just like a target system.

    Test your package on a system that meets the performance and system requirements for the applications you will install from these packages. This machine should have similar system capacity as the target systems on which you will deploy your packages.

    • Make sure the product install folder the deployment package references is located correctly.
    • Make the package available in the same way that it will be deployed to the target systems.
  2. Invoke the installer on the test system.

    If you have not created an SCCM or ARD installer, you can invoke the MSI or PKG package in any of the following ways:

    • Directly from the command line, by the process of silent install using the following command:

    on Windows

    msiexec.exe /i <pkg_name>.msi /quiet

    on Windows ARM

    setup.exe /i <pkg_name>.msi /silent

    on Mac OS

    sudo installer -pkg <install_pkg_name> -target /

    • By launching the installer UI as follows:

    on Windows, double-click the setup.exe file.

    on Mac OS, double-click the PKG file.

  3. Check the log files. 

    The installer program creates a log file in which it records the steps it has taken along with the returned exit code. If this log file exists, the program appends the latest results to it. See Installation logs and Error messages

  4. For an install package, test the newly installed applications.

    • Check in the installation location to see that the applications were installed.
    • Invoke each application.
  5. (Optional) For an install package, run the package uninstaller program on the test system.

    If you have not created a platform-specific uninstaller, you can do this with the MSI/PKG package:

    • On Windows, use the MSI uninstall command:

    msiexec /uninstall <pkg_name>.msi /quiet

    • On Mac OS, use the following command:

    sudo installer -pkg <uninstall_pkg_name> -target /

    When the uninstall is finished, check the install location to see that the applications were removed.

    Note: Uninstall packages are not created for update package.

Installation logs

When you install the created package, the platform installer (SCCM or ARD) writes log files, as described in the documentation for those tools.

The package that you created installs a client version of the Application Manager on the client machine, which manages the installation process. When you perform an installation using the deployment package, the Application Manager and other processes that it initiates write these log files to the client machine:


For an installation package: <product_name><time_stamp>.log

For an update package: <patch_name><version><time_stamp>.log

  • Location in Windows: <Adobe Common Files>\installer\
  • Location in Mac OS: /Library/Logs/Adobe/Installers/

During a silent deployment, the deployment engine that installs the components generates a zipped log file with information about the progress and result of installation. Look in this file for any error or success messages reported during installation of your deployment packages.

The file is named for the package being installed, and zipped in a platform-specific format.



  • Location in Windows: %temp%
  • Location in Mac OS: ~/Library/Logs/



  • Location in Windows:
    • When installed with Administrative privilege through SCCM: %windir%\Temp\CreativeCloud\ACC\
    • When installed with User privilege through SCCM: %temp%\CreativeCloud\ACC\
  • Location in Mac OS: ~/Library/Logs/CreativeCloud/ACC/

Error messages

These are the error codes that the deployment manager component can write to the PDApp.log file:

0       Application installed successfully
1       Unable to parse command line
2       Unknown user interface mode specified
3       Unable to initialize ExtendScript
4       User interface workflow failed
5       Unable to initialize user interface workflow
6       Silent workflow completed with errors
7       Unable to complete the silent workflow
8       Exit and restart needed
9       Unsupported operating system version
10     Unsupported file system
11     Another instance running
12     CAPS database integrity error
13     Media optimization failed
14     Failed due to insufficient privileges
15     Media DB sync failed
16     Failed to load the deployment file
17     EULA acceptance failed
18     Bootstrapping for Adobe Application Manager failed. See bootstrapper errors below.
19     Conflicting processes running
20     Install source path not specified or does not exist
21     Version of payload not supported by version of RIBS
22     Install directory check failed
23     System requirements check failed
24     Exit due to user-canceled workflow
25     Binary pathname exceeding operating system's MAX PATH limit
26     Media swap required in silent mode
27     Keyed files detected in target
28     Base product is not installed
29     Base product has been moved
30     Insufficient disk space to install the payload (completed with errors)
31     Insufficient disk space to install the payload (failed)
32     Patch is already applied
33     The product is not installed, cannot uninstall.
34     Payload information not found in Media_db
35     Some of the installer files are missing or invalid
36     Another MSI installation is alreday in progress
37     Validation failed
38     Unknown error

9999 Catastrophic error

The error codes that the bootstrapper component can write to the PDApp.log file are:

BS_STATUS_SUCCESS  0  Bootstrapper ran successfully
BS_STATUS_ERROR_SELF_UPDATE  1  Any error in self-update mode
BS_STATUS_ERROR_INIT_OBJ  -1  Initializing bootstrapper object fails
BS_STATUS_ERROR_MULT_INST  -2  More than one instance is running
BS_STATUS_ERROR_SYSTEM_CHECK  -3  Any of the OS checks fail
BS_STATUS_ERROR_REGISTER_CALLBACK  -4  Registering callback fails
BS_STATUS_ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE  -5  Installing packages fails
BS_STATUS_ERROR_COPY_FILE  -6  Copying file fails after installation
BS_STATUS_ERROR_LAUNCH_APP  -7  Application launch fails
BS_STATUS_ERROR_INVALID_COMMAND_LINE  -8  Invalid command line arguments provided
BS_STATUS_ERROR_FILE_MISSING  -9  Deployment or manifest file is missing
BS_STATUS_NO_ADMIN_PRIVILEGE  -10  Admin privilege is required and is not there
BS_STATUS_ERROR_PARSE_MANIFEST  -11  Problem parsing manifest
BS_STATUS_ERROR_PIM  -12  Error in PIM library usage
BS_STATUS_ERROR_SYSTEM_CHECK_SOFT_STOP  -13  Any of the soft system checks fail
BS_STATUS_ERROR_INSTALLATION_CANCELLED  -14  Installation is cancelled
BS_STATUS_ERROR_LAUNCHPATH_LONG  -15  Launch path is more than 200 characters
BS_STATUS_ERROR_OTHER  -999  Any other error



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