3 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2012 1:16 PM by John T Smith

    Support for Windows 2008 R2 RDS Installation?


      I am researching the viability of installing Adobe CS5 Premium on a Windows 2008 R2 64 terminal server (Remote Desktop Services). Aside from the obvious licensing considerations, what other caveats can I expect? Here are a list of my specific questions:

      1. If the Windows 2008 R2 server is a virtual machine, does this pose any additional complications (VMWare VSphere ESXi 4.1 host machine).
      2. Is there an ISO available for download for this software, as opposed to creating an installable image from the client's disk?
      3. Give the graphics intensive nature of most of these applications, will the limited video subsystem of the Windows 2008 R2 server limit or otherwise preclude the use of any of the application in the suite?
      4. Is there a RDS specific version of this software?


      Any and all input is welcome.


      Thanks in advance,

        • 1. Re: Support for Windows 2008 R2 RDS Installation?
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          As far as I know (see saved links, below) Premiere Pro will NOT work from, or on, a network... that is simply outside the program's design


          Win Server is NOT supported http://forums.adobe.com/thread/851602

          Not in a Network environment http://forums.adobe.com/thread/771151

          -a work around, of sorts http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957523

          -and not on a "domain" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/858977

          • 2. Re: Support for Windows 2008 R2 RDS Installation?
            bronzeage Level 1

            Thanks for the prompt feed back and links John.


            Technically,I am not running the software on a network, as it will be installed on the local disks of the Windows 20088 R2 system and, since the users will be logging onto that server through RDP/RDS, they will also be logged on locally. Essentially, all resources will be local from the application's perspective.


            While it is good to know that Adobe does not officially support installing on Windows 2008 R2, it is not very forward thinking in my humble opinion. Given the popularity of Cloud Computing using Terminal Server (RDP/RDS), XenServer and or VMWare View, this challenge will be faced by an increasing number of businesses in the months to come. In fact the very reason I am researching this issue is for a customer that wants to move to a cloud hosted Terminal Server environment.


            Not trying to be argumentative, just making an observation regarding current market trends.


            Again, thank you very much for your prompt response and helpful tips.

            • 3. Re: Support for Windows 2008 R2 RDS Installation?
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Tell Adobe what you want... enough requests, and they may re-program for a network


              Bug Report and Feature Request https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform


              >Cloud Computing


              Probably not what you mean/want, but Adobe does now offer subscription based software... I do not (and will not) do that, so you will need to go to Adobe's product page(s) to find out more... click the red A at the top left of every page


              >observation regarding current market trends


              I do not work for Adobe... I am not a Beta tester... I only read what is posted in the forums


              Having said that, my advice would be to NOT hold your breath waiting for Adobe to add network functionality to Premiere Pro any time soon


              In my view (again, lots of reading) Adobe's target with PPro is the one computer, one editor market... not the type of editing done by a group using a network... and not the type of install that is on or uses a network


              I haven't looked in awhile, but I think one of the links I saved/posted mentions "big studio" software that does run on a network... for $50k or so


              If Adobe ever see enough of a network market to justify the $$ to rewrite the product I would GUESS the price for that product will be a LOT more than the current standalone PPro, even if less than $50k


              But, as I started this... tell Adobe what you want