These silent installation instructions for Technical Communication Suite 3 products are for volume licensing customers using volume licensing media.

NOTE: Adobe recommends using the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition for silent deployment rather than the method described below. For more information, see the Creative Suite Enterprise Deployment web page:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html The officially supported methods can be found at the above deployment information reference, and in Manual deployment | Creative Suite 5, CS5.5 products.

Create silent installation/deployment files

Technical Communication Suite 3 products require a locale-specific XML for installation (for example, AdobeFrameMaker10_de_DE.install.xml). Put the deployment folder anywhere on your computer or network. A convenient place is in the Technical Communication Suite 3 product installation folder, alongside the setup application.

Note: If you install only some components from a suite, delete the payload entry of the components you don't want from the locale-specific install XML file. (For example, delete the payload entires from Install_en_US.xml.)

1. Create the installation file

Copy the installation XML file for the required locale from the deploy folder on your installation media to where you want your deployment files stored.

2. (Optional) Create the application.xml.override file

The application.xml.ov file is required for serialization during installation, registration suppression, End-User License Agreement (EULA) suppression, and update suppression.

  1. Open Notepad.  
  2. Copy the following text into the application:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Configuration><Payload adobeCode="{Product_Code}"> <Data key="Serial" protected="0">12341234123412341234</Data> <Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data><Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data><Data key="EULADelay">-1</Data>  </Payload> </Configuration>
  3. Replace Product_Code with your product's code:
    1. Navigate to <Installation source folder>\payloads.
    2. Open setup.xml in Notepad.
    3. Locate the <mediaSignature> tag.
    4. Copy the alphanumeric product code between <mediaSignature> and </mediaSignature>.
    5. Paste the copied code into the {Product_Code} value in the application.xml.override file.

      Example: <Configuration><Payload adobeCode="{DE60F0DE-469A-42DC-A678-978313210057}">.
  4. Replace 123412341234123412341234 with your serial number.  

    Important:  Omit hyphens. Delete <Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data> to have the registration prompt appear.  Delete <Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data> to have the Adobe Application Manager check for updates.
  5. Save the file as application.xml.override in the deployment folder.

    Important:  Make sure that application.xml.override does not have any additional extensions, such as .txt. 

Silently install Technical Communication Suite 3 products

Important: In a command prompt, navigate to the folder containing the Set-up.exe file.

  1. Open a command prompt with administrative privileges or enter the command into the run/command line field in your deployment technology. 
  2. Type Set-up.exe --mode=silent --deploymentFile=<path to Deployment.install.xml> --acton=install and press Enter.

Note: Replace the path to the deployment file to the location you have stored your deployment files. This location can be the same as your setup application. If the location is the same, use .\ before your filename.

Optional settings

The following options can be added to the end of the command line:

  • --overrideFile="<Deployment files source path>\application.xml.override"

    This option allows you to pre-serialize, suppress EULA, suppress updates, or suppress registration.
  • --installSourcePath="<Installation source path>"

    This option allows you to specify where the installation source files are stored.
  • --action=<value>

    The action option allows you to specify whether you want to run an install  or uninstall. The installer runs in install mode if no option is specified. Replace <value> with one of the following options to specific a mode: install and uninstall.

Silently uninstall Technical Communication Suite 3 products

Important: In a command prompt, navigate to the folder containing the Set-up.exe file.

  1. Open a command prompt with administrative privileges or enter the command into the run/command line field in your deployment technology. 
  2. Type Set-up.exe --mode=silent --deploymentFile=<path to Deployment.install.xml> --acton=uninstall and press Enter.

Note: Replace the path to the deployment file to the location you have stored your deployment files. This location can be the same as your setup application. If the location is the same, use .\ before your filename. 

Silent installation exit codes

The Technical Communication Suite 3  installation provides the following exit codes upon completion. For assistance resolving errors, see Troubleshoot install errors using Creative Suite 5 install logs.

Error code

Numeric value

No error

0

Unable to parse command line

1

Unknown UI mode specified

2

Unable to initialize ExtendScript

3

UI Workflow failed

4

Unable to initialize UI workflow

5

Silent workflow completed with errors

6

Unable to complete Silent workflow

7

Exit with restart needed

8

Unsupported OS version

9

Unsupported file system

10

Another instance running

11

CAPS integrity error

12

Media optimization failed

13

Insufficient privileges

14

Media DB Sync Failed

15

Failed to load the Deployment file

16

EULA Acceptance Failed

17

C3PO Bootstrap Failed

18

Conflicting processes running

19

Install source path not specified or does not exit

20

If version of RIB doesn't support version of payloads

21

Install Directory check failed

22

System Requirements Check failed check failed

23

Exit User Canceled Workflow

24

Any binary path Name exceeding Operating System's MAX PATH limit

25

Media Swap Required in Silent Mode

26

Keyed files detected in target

27

Base product is not installed

28

Base product has been moved

29

Insufficient disk space to install the payload + Done with errors

30

Insufficient disk space to install the payload + Failed

31

The patch is already applied

32

Catastrophic error

9999

 

 

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