We use Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) to package AI and PSP CS6 installs for deployment in our enterprise with Microsoft SCCM 2007. Many users have a prior version of Illustrator installed on their PC. Is there a way when CS6 version is installed, it will automatically remove the old version (say, CS5 if present)? Would also like to see this for Photoshop CS6 if possible.
Does anyone have a method to do this automagically?
I for one do not think it is good idea to do so as the users might tequire the older version for awhile. For instance they might need to open old FreeHand files CS6 does not support those files.
However if you wish to go this way in the future than subscribe to The Cloud and you eill automatically have the latest version and no legacy copies of the apps. I believe Enterprise is supported on The Cloud.
I wasn't really interested in how to uninstall CS6. I wanted to know when Adobe will fix this expiring issue? Perhaps d/l a CS6 suite update or a individual Acrobat Pro update? Just telling people to reinstall CS6 isn't really a long term solution.
As already mentioned by Wade_Zimmerman, it may be a good idea to leave the previous versions of AI (such as Ai CS5; as both AI CS6 and Ai CS5/CS5.5 can remain on the same computer with different prefs) intact on the computer, as it may come handy when maybe Ai CS6 would misbehave/you want a feature specific to CS5.
Regarding your second query, I am unable to interpret your "expiring issue". Are you facing any such issues with the latest updated AI CS6? Please reply.
Thanks and Regards,
Nishant Kumar Thakur
The 'expiring' issue is due to Acrobat Pro having problem of with licensing. So it will work fine for 30 days and then just not open after this. THis is listed in detail in the Creative Suit forum. Its a notice and the very first post there. Adobe really needs to have a permanet fix for this ASAP.