Nope that is specifically not supported by ADE 1.7 - neither the EULA nor the activation dialogs can be supressed.
Digital Editions is intended for a single user installation, not an
enterprise-wide one. It does not support multiple users as it appears you
think it does - just two per copy, and that's not going to cut it.....
Hi. Just to clarify. I want to install this on +3000 single users pc's using SMS and an MSI. This can be done, however there are 5 screens at the end of the set-up process which are the EULA and activation screens which force user interaction. When we do our installations they are silent so the user has no interaction and can just load the app when SMS delivery is complete. What I want to do is 'silently’ configure those last screens to accept the EULA and set the app to don’t authorise. Unfortunately is appears to write a key based on current user to the registry on completion of the activation. There does not appear at present to be a way around this. I am trying to avoid 3000 support calls on how to I or incorrect set-up.
The short answer is 'no'.
I beg to differ, the link below points to a PDF which offers some hope for silent installs (although I have yet to test it):
"...If you are a system administrator, you can automate the Digital Editions installation from the command line. You must have administrative privileges or are able to validate as an administrator..."
Good luck "mrt110011"!
Hi. Thanks for that. We have already got the silent install sorted, but it does not stop the 5 EULA / activation screens which force user interaction when you first run the program. Can't see a way around this as is it appears to write a unique key based on the current user to the registry on completion of the activation. If you have any success your end please let me know.
This is the issue in a nutshell. As I mentioned before, ADE is intended
for individuals to install on their own machines. And as such, it will
require a user ID. That ID is affixed to all ebooks that are transferred
to the individual's machine as part of the process. So, rolling it out
across an enterprise is contradictory to ADE's design, and you've run into
Thanks "Frustrated AZ", that 'contradiction' does make sense although it does slightly leave us business users out in the cold. My challenge is that the UK's largest legal services provider has chosen eBooks instead of PDF's, and is recommending ADE to their business clients.
"mrt11011", I see now what you meant (missed it in your earlier post) and I have also hit the proverbial brick wall. I have not been able to find a way to suppress the activate screens, and having suppressed the EULA is not much of a consolation. I was able to automate it completely using Winbatch (a fantastic Windows admin scripting / tool), using keystrokes but was forced to use "mouse clicks" because the activate wizard doesn't support keyboard shortcuts. I digress... Unfortunately I cannot (yet) accomodate different screen resolutions because it's Flash and the operating system isn't clearly identifying the child and parent windows to Winbatch. If I crack it I will certainly post my solution here.
Hopefully Adobe's wizards will scroll through these posts and do something for businesses.
On your last point, I don't think so. The product is aimed at individual
users, as I've said. The folks from Adobe who troll these pages are few
and far between. I would be willing to bet your next paycheck that they
aren't working on a business version of this software.
I was able to capture the install using Flexera Admin Studio and unchecked the Symantec Protection offer and before I completed the capture process I edited the registry for "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5]
and made sure that all were set to ZERO 0
Works like a charm on x64 and x86 systems
Hey there - we sequenced it
Can you please share, going to package & deploy Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.2
Thanks in advance