Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Distiller 32bit

tcandela
Valued Contributor

with Apple ending 32bit applications has anyone been able to install Adobe Acrobat XI Pro without the DISTILLER that is 32bit? Customize install does not show any option to exclude it.

the Acrobat Pro installs as a 64bit application

system report shows

distiller = 32bit
adobe acrobat pro = 64bit

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donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

X and XI are EOL as of last November, do you have the option to upgrade to Creative Cloud?

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tcandela
Valued Contributor

@donmontalvo that is something i would have to look into and get that information over to proper department.

do any of you have Adobe CC Pro team licenses and use packaging to deploy the application? or is it just user based?

Adobe is telling me I can't deploy it, i would have to individually send email invites.

bpavlov
Honored Contributor

@tcandela Whoever you're talking to at Adobe is wrong in terms of app deployment. You can certainly use the Creative Cloud Packager to deploy Adobe apps. What they might be referring to is that all licensing is pretty much moving to Named-based licensing so that means the end user does need to be invited to your Adobe CC team so that they have an Adobe ID to activate the products you assign them. However, that does not mean you cannot deploy Adobe apps before hand to the computer. You can use the Creative Cloud Desktop App with elevated privileges and let the user install the apps themselves. You can also package up the apps using the Enterprise Console or the Creative Cloud Packager so that you can push out the apps you want.

tcandela
Valued Contributor

@bpavlov so if I got 25 licenses for Adobe CC pro DC (team) I can create a single package to deploy to 25 users that I assign through the portal?

is this what i would need to do? https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/deploying-acrobat-singleapp.html

bpavlov
Honored Contributor

@tcandela Correct. You can even make use of tools like Remote Update Manager (RUM) to run updates in the background as well if you want to deploy that as well. As mentioned, the only gotcha would be that you will need to invite those users to your Adobe CC Team so they have Adobe IDs that you can assign products to.

As a side note, check the MacAdmins Slack at http://macadmins.org and ask in #adobe where a lot of knowledgeable people hang out who deal with Adobe app deployment.

tcandela
Valued Contributor

@bpavlov so to confirm, even though i can make the package to install the adobe CC pro DC i would still need to invite those users through the adobe portal?

bpavlov
Honored Contributor

@tcandela Yes. If you haven't purchased or dealt with Adobe CC for Teams then I suspect the Adobe rep might explain all this to you as they onboard you as well.

tcandela
Valued Contributor

@bpavlov i currently have 5 CC photshops and 5 CC all apps. I've assigned each to specific users and just had them install. So, yep I know how it works, assign user, they get email invite and install it, but if i create the package and have it install for assigned users, won't they get an email invite to install it again? or will the system see that it's installed and just have them login?

bpavlov
Honored Contributor

@tcandela Check the MacAdmins Slack at http://macadmins.org and ask in #adobe where a lot of knowledgeable people hang out who deal with Adobe app deployment. Or contact Adobe directly.