Open the New Package wizard.
- Open the SCCM console.
- Navigate to Computer Management > Software Distribution > Packages.
- Right-click Packages, choose New, then click Package.
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This article guides you through the process of creating an SCCM package to deploy an Adobe deployment package. Because both Adobe and Microsoft use the term package and because there are currently two versions of the Microsoft software in use, we use the following naming conventions for clarity in this article:
SCCM is designed for a great variety of network configurations. The best choice of deployment configuration for the Adobe package and its product install folder is the TS option, where the Adobe package and its product install folder are placed together on the same distribution server or servers.
When you create a package for deployment in Windows, Creative Cloud Packager creates two folders in your specified Save to location, Exceptions and Build.
The Exceptions folder contains folders with installers of various kinds (EXE, AIR, MSI) that cannot be deployed using the main MSI installer (because it cannot contain an embedded installer). You must create separate SCCM installers for each of these, using instructions in the ExceptionInfo.txt file at the top level of the Exceptions folder. The folder can be empty if your package has no dependencies on other installers.
The Build folder contains an MSI file whose filename uses the Package Name that you specified, and a subfolder named Setup. The subfolders are required to run the MSI file and install the product successfully.
Note: The packages created by Creative Cloud Packager silently use the Adobe installer subsystem, which in turn uses the native Windows installer, MSI. Therefore, you cannot wrap an Adobe install package inside of a Windows package for use with MSI because Windows prohibits such a recursive use of MSI.
Creating an SCCM package is a two-step process. First create a new SCCM package, then create install and uninstall programs.
Open the New Package wizard.
In the New Package Wizard, name the new SCCM package.
On the General tab:
Specify the data source for the SCCM package.
On the Data Source tab:
Specify where the SCCM package will be stored on distribution points.
On the Data Access tab, select Access the distribution folder through common ConfigMgr package share, and then click Next.
Specify distribution settings.
View the new SCCM package summary.
Creative Cloud Packager generates a single MSI file in the Build folder, which you use for both installation and uninstallation of the product or suite. (Uninstall is not available for update packages, only for installation packages.)
If you want, you can create two separate SCCM programs for an installation package: one for installation and another for uninstallation. Name these programs to make it obvious to the users on the target systems who choose what the commands will do.
Open the New Program wizard.
In the New Program wizard, specify the command line for the program.
On the General tab:
Enter a descriptive name (such as install_PS_1 or uninstall_PS_1) in the Name field, and an explanatory comment that describes what the program does.
Click Browse. In the Open File dialog, choose the file type All Files (*.*), then browse to and select the MSI/EXE file. The details of this step vary for each command you create.
For the install package, browse to your .exe file.
When you return to the New Program wizard, append appropriate flags or options to the command after the filename in the Command Line text box.
You must use the silent parameter for unattended installation.
setup [--silent] [--ADOBEINSTALLDIR=] [--INSTALLLANGUAGE=]
setup.exe --silent --ADOBEINSTALLDIR="C:\InstallDir" --INSTALLLANGUAGE=fr_CA
For more details on using this command, see Deploy using command line on Windows machines.
For the uninstall package, browse to your .MSI file.
For the uninstall package, use the msiexec command with the /uninstall parameter.
msiexec.exe /uninstall PS_1.msi /quiet
On the Environment tab:
Note: If you do not choose to run with administrative rights, the Application Manager writes its log file to a different location. See “Installation logs.”
Set fields on the Advanced, Windows Installer, and MOM Maintenance tabs as appropriate, and click Next.
Review the information on the summary screen. If you need to change anything, do so now. Then, from this screen, click Next. The Wizard Completed screen will appear. Click Close to terminate program creation.
To create install and uninstall programs for the MSI, EXE, or AIR installers that are present in the Exceptions folder, use the commands described in the ExceptionInfo.txt file at the top level of the Exceptions folder.
For example, to create an SCCM install package for an MSI installer such as Adobe Flash Player 10, use this command:
msiexec.exe /i AdobeFlashPlayer10_plRel_mul.msi /qn
To create the uninstaller, use /uninstall instead of /i
msiexec.exe /uninstall AdobeFlashPlayer10_plRel_mul.msi /qn
Warning: For AIR-based installers, you can create a silent installer the same way, using the command listed in the ExceptionInfo.txt file. For these components, however, you cannot create a silent uninstaller. When uninstalling, you may need to uninstall AIR applications manually.
Open the New Distribution Points wizard.
In the New Distribution Points wizard, select the distribution points to which you want to copy the SCCM package.
It is assumed that at this point the distribution points you want to use for this SCCM package have already been created. You can select one or more distribution points for this package.
View the Wizard Completed screen and click Close.
Follow the directions in this section once for each SCCM package program you want to advertise.
These directions assume you already have a collection with target systems where you will advertise the SCCM package programs.
Open the Distribute Software to Collection wizard.
In the Distribute Software to Collection wizard, choose the SCCM package to advertise.
On the Package tab:
Make sure you have chosen the distribution points to which you want to copy the SCCM package.
On the Distribution Points tab, select the distribution point(s) you want to use to distribute this SCCM package. Then click Next.
Select the SCCM package program to advertise.
On the Select Program tab:
Set advertisement characteristics.
On the Advertisement Name tab:
On the Advertisement Subcollection tab:
On the Advertisement Schedule tab:
On the Assign Program tab:
View the summary screen for the advertisement.
Review the information on the summary screen. If you need to change anything, do it now. Then, from this screen, click Next.
The Wizard Completed screen will appear. Click Close to terminate advertisement creation.
When the SCCM package is advertised, the Windows toolbar of the target machines displays a notification that a program is scheduled to run.