I am attempting to try CS6 Master Collection from my computer on a network without Internet access. I have downloaded the software and transfered all files to the stand-alone network. I have been able to successfully launch the installer without errors. I am provided with two options: install (have serial number) or try. I have no serial number so my only option is 'try'. I am then presented with the option to go back and start over (not what I'm looking for) or to login with my Adobe ID. With no Internet connectivity sign-in, obviously, fails and locks-up the installer. I am presented with no other options. How do I get around this problem? Is there a 'trial' serial number that I can enter that bypasses this problem?
Is it freezing on launch or when you are installing? I just tested running the Master Collection CS6 trial on a virtual machine with the network disabled and it completely skips the requirement for an Adobe ID while installing in trial mode.
Freeze is after selecting 'sign-in'. After doing it again I realize that it isn't as much a 'freeze' as there are no controls to close or go back without going through Window's task manager. The installation window simply shows a 'not found' error for /response.php.
I have read several FAQs where disabling network adapters can bypass this issue, unfortunately, that is not an option for me. I am trying to install the software onto a Windows 7 VM hosted out of a private cloud. The installer would detect a network connection becuse the VM is part of a local network. I access the machine remotely using VMWare's PCoIP technology which means that I can't disable the network adapter without losing my ability to interact with the machine.