This document describes the procedures to customize the Creative Cloud desktop app using the ServiceConfig.xml.

Caution:

The Creative Cloud Packager cannot be used to create packages that include CC 2019 apps or later. Learn More.

As a system administrator or deployment administrator, you can enable or disable the apps panel in the Creative Cloud Desktop app that is deployed to your end user.

The option to enable or disable the Apps panel is available in the Options screen of Create a Package workflow in the Admin Console. In Creative Cloud Packager, this option is available in the Package Details dialog.

Deselecting this option, hides the apps panel in the Creative Cloud desktop application on end-user computers.

Show apps panel

Note:

The Show Applications & Updates via the Apps Panel option is only available if you check the Creative Cloud Desktop Application option in the Package Details dialog.

Following are the steps to enable or disable the Apps panel using the ServiceConfig.xml:

  1. Locate the ServiceConfig.xml file:

    • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\ Configs\ServiceConfig.xml
    • Mac OS: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/Configs/ServiceConfig.xml
  2. In the file, locate the <visible> element and change the content to True or False (Default) to enable or disable the Apps panel.

    <config>

        <panel>

            <name>AppsPanel</name>

            <visible>false</visible>

        </panel>

    </config>

Allow or disallow end users to update and install apps

You can choose to allow or disallow your end user to update and install apps on their computers.

This option is available in the Options screen of Create a Package workflow in the Admin Console. In Creative Cloud Packager, this option is available in the Package Details dialog.

Allow non admin to update and install apps

Note:

In Creative Cloud Packager, the Elevated Privileges option is only available if you check the Creative Cloud desktop app option in the Package Details dialog.

Following are the steps to allow or disallow your end user to update and install apps on their computers.

  1. Locate the ServiceConfig.xml file:

    • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\ Configs\ServiceConfig.xml
    • Mac OS: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/Configs/ServiceConfig.xml
  2. In the file, locate the <feature> element and set the content of the <enabled> child element to True or False (Default) to enable or disable Elevated privileges.

    <feature>

      <name>SelfServeInstalls</name>

      <enabled>true</enabled>

    </feature> 

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