AAMEE created msi only supports silent mode of installation. To install the msi, use the following command line -
msiexec.exe /i [path of msi] /qn
make sure that you launch the command line with administrative previleges to install the msi.
This will silently install Adobe products on the client machine.
AAMEE, by design, is made to help IT admins in enterprise environments, to create packages that could be silently deployed to remote machines using tools like SCCM, ARD etc.
This is the reason why AAMEE does not supports UI based installation as of now.
Saransh Katariya | Adobe Systems | email@example.com
I have seen that response before by you on another post, and unfortunately that does not answer my question. Installing through Group Policy in Active Directory is not a UI based installation. My question is why does it not work to install through Group Policy? Is anybody else having this same problem?
Oh and also, I tried installing through the method you listed and it did not install either. The only way I have gotten this to install properly so far is by using Orca to modify the MSI, and even then it still does not work through Group Policy. Thanks for any help you can provide.
I have managed to get Adobe Pro to deploy via GPO (believe it or not Adobe, some of us do not want legacy scripts or batch files running when EVERY other MSI can be rolled out via GPO)
After its been placed in the exceptions folder point it to acropro.msi and be sure to select en_GB.mst as a transform file, this is deploying fine albeit with other issues I am experiencing.
Hope that helps.
I am not having success installing AAMEE created MSI’s via GPO, either. The computer will “install managed software” for about 15 minutes during startup and installs quite a few files in the ‘Program Files\Common” folder. However, nothing is added to the root of ‘Program Files’, and nothing is listed in the Start Menu.
There is one “Adobe Setup” EventLog ID of ‘1’, but “The description cannot be found”. There is another EvengLog entry that states that “The assignment of application Acrobat Pro from policy “xxxxxx” succeeded.”
This is almost like Microsoft not supporting Group Policy installations of Office 2007/2010, even they are packaged in an MSI format. It’s either an MSI, or it isn’t… Frustrating.
I tried the MST suggestion above, but I receive a “The list of modifications cannot be applied to this package” error.
Has anyone gotten this to work with GPO?