You can perform a silent installation of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to deploy the application to many computer systems at once. In a silent installation, a custom installer runs the product installer by using command-line installation tools built into the operating system. This document provides the command-line syntax you can use to install Lightroom.

Silently install Lightroom 2 and later (Windows)

  1. Copy the contents of the Lightroom installation CD. Or, download the latest update installer to the location from which you intend to install the product (for example a local hard disk or server).

  2. Choose Start > Run, and then type "cmd". Click OK.

  3. Navigate to the location where you copied the files in Step 1, then go into the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom subfolder.

  4. Type "Setup64.exe" /s /v"/qb” if installing on a 64-bit system. Type "Setup32.exe" /s /v"/qb” if installing on a 32-bit system.
  5. Press Enter.

Note: Some of the folders below are hidden. By default, Windows Explorer does not display hidden files and folders. To show these hidden folders, see Show hidden files, folders, and filename extensions.

In addition to deploying the application, it's necessary to deploy the registration file to all the computer systems. To create the registration file, launch Lightroom on one machine and enter your licensing serial number. Once the serial number is accepted, quit Lightroom. A registration file is created in the following locations:

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\
  • Windows 8/7/Vista: C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Lightroom\

Depending on the version of Lightroom you have installed, the file has one of the following names:

  • Lightroom 2.0 Registration.lrreg
  • Lightroom 3.0 Registration.lrreg
  • Lightroom 4.0 Registration.lrreg
  • Lightroom 5.0 Registration.lrreg

Copy this registration file to the same location as given above to all computers to which Lightroom was deployed.

Silently install Lightroom 2 and later (Mac OS)

Type the following into Apple Remote Desktop or into your install script:

sudo -S installer -pkg "<path to lightroom installer>/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.pkg -target /Applications"

sudo -S installer -pkg "<path to lightroom installer>/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.pkg -target /Applications"

sudo -S installer -target LocalSystem -pkg "<path to lightroom installer>/Adobe Lightroom 3.pkg"

sudo -S installer -target LocalSystem -pkg "<path to lightroom installer>/Adobe Lightroom 2.pkg"

Example: Installing Lightroom 3 when the .pkg file is in the same directory from which you are executing:

sudo -S installer -target LocalSystem -pkg Adobe\ Lightroom\ 3.pkg

Example: With the Lightroom 2.7 installer package:

sudo -S installer -target LocalSystem -pkg "LightroomBuilds/Mac/2.7/tmp/Adobe Lightroom 2.pkg"

In addition to deploying the application, it's necessary to deploy the registration file to all the computer systems. To create the registration file, launch Lightroom on one machine and enter your licensing serial number. Once the serial number is accepted, quit Lightroom. A registration file is created in the following location:

  • /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/

Depending on the version of Lightroom you have installed, the file is named appropriately:

  • Lightroom 2.0 Registration
  • Lightroom 3.0 Registration
  • Lightroom 4.0 Registration
  • Lightroom 5.0 Registration

Copy this registration file to the same location as given above to all computers to which Lightroom was deployed.

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