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Run a silent installation of Adobe Creative Suite 2.0
Authored by: 010111 on Mar 13, '06 09:27:04PM

this would have been great to realize prior to installing it 20 times. but it wasn't that bad.... i found a big time saver on the CS2 was just to image all the discs of the suite to a single DVD with a text file of the serial... mount all 4 images and copy the serial to the clipboard and it's pretty painless... and considerably faster not messing with the swapping of the discs.

the post-install updates are killer though. you have to sit and babysit it for a good 45 minutes while just about each and everything update requires an admin password. it's horrible. doesn't sound that bad until you realize i'm doing this 20 times.



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Run a silent installation of Adobe Creative Suite 2.0
Authored by: zendrew on Mar 14, '06 10:45:13AM
I also have to install AdobeCS (and Maya, and Digital Performer, and Final Cut, etc.) on a couple dozen machines. But I do not have to babysit each install more than once, because of the fantastic radmind. radmind allows you to distribute identical sets of files to as many machines as you may have. You create a set of files for each app and tell radmind what machines you want to get those files. Needless to say, you can tell radmind to install one app to machine A and another to machine B, and both apps to machine C, etc. There are other similar tools out there, but I like radmind because it's free and flexible. It may have a learning curve, but nothing so difficult that it doesn't beat the pants off of typing my admin password a few hundred times and staring at progress bars for hours on end.

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