With CS 4 I have been using an install created using the JAMF method of
On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Don Montalvo <donmontalvo at gmail.com> wrote:
pointing to the installer and telling Casper that it is an Adobe installer.
I then select the apps I want and input the serial number. I've been using
this installer with very few problems for about a year or so. I install
this using two policies, one to install the suite (Design Premium), the
second to install all updates (updaters dropped into the JSS with the
exception of Acrobat updaters). I typically tag these policies to run at
logout (updater runs via trigger). The only time I've seen problems with
this installer has been when there are prior Adobe products on the machine I
sometimes have problems, but it is rare that I have problems.
With CS5, and CS 5.5 I've used the AAME created PKG files and I've had no
problem installing these. I use a policy set to logout on this one as well,
and it works perfect every time.
Of course when doing the logout installs I use our jamfHelper lock screen to
stop the users from shutting their laptop lids or forcing the power down.
Acrobat updates I do (for 9.x) following the method Greg Neagle laid out on
his blog Managing OSX (http://managingosx.wordpress.com/). Greg wrote a
Python script that works wonders (
I create a folder inside of Library that is for IT use. Inside of there I
create another folder and drop all of the updates into it along with the
Python script. I use composer to package that up and deploy to the
machines. I then use a Bash script to call the Python script for each of
the update DMG files. I've had very few problems with this method.
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