CS4 Component Payload Descriptions, Mac Versions

Note: There was no post last week due to me being ill and out of the office multiple days. Given the fact that comments have become less common here I may pull back to posting every other week. For the time being, though, I’ll continue to try to post every week.
Update: Changed title to be more clear.
One request we’ve received repeatedly is for a description of each payload in Master Collection CS4 and what it does. In addition, users want to know what will break if a particular payload is not deployed. Much of this information is in the CS4 Enterprise Deployment Toolkit Guide. I’ll include information from the Deployment Toolkit Guide and add to that information here. This list includes everything from the CS4 Master Collection Mac installer.
Acrobatcom-fr_FR – This payload is a dummy payload that really deploys nothing. It is used in order to conform to French legal rules that all components sold in France must be able to display using the French language. Since Acrobat.com was not localized to French in CS4, we could not install nor support that component in French installations. No point product features will break if this payload is not deployed.
Acrobatcom-mul – This is the payload for deploying the Acrobat.com feature set for all supported languages.
AdobeAcrobat9Core-mul – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9. Without this payload, Acrobat 9 will not be installed. It includes all languages supported by Acrobat on the given media.
AdobeAfterEffects9All – This is the core payload for After Effects 9. Without this payload, After Effects 9 will not be installed. It includes all languages supported by After Effects on the given media.
AdobeAfterEffects9PresetsAll – This payload contains specialized preference settings for After Effects 9. Without this payload After Effects 9 will not have all its presets loaded on the system at install time.
AdobeAfterEffects9ProtectedAll – There is some content for After Effects that must not be deployed and unencrypted without first verifying the serial number used for deployment is valid. This content generally includes royalty-bearing items such as codecs, mpeg encoders/decoders, etc. Without this protected content some primary workflows for After Effects 9 will not be supported. The installation technology will verify that a valid serial number is used.
AdobeAIR1.0 – The Adobe AIR Runtime 1.0 installer is wrapped by this payload. It actually executes the publicly available AIR Runtime 1.0 installer. Any and all behavior in the AIR installer will also occur when deploying this payload. Not deploying this payload will mean that no AIR-based products will function. AIR-based products in CS4 include only Acrobat.com and Adobe Media Player.
AdobeALMAnchorService2-mul – This payload is required to support point product provisioning. Without this payload the products will not correctly serialize or activate. Products will then cease to execute.
AdobeAmericanEnglishSpeechAnalysisModels1All – Data for speech analysis. Video and sound applications that use speech analysis will not support this feature without the data payload being deployed.
AdobeAMP-fr_FR – This payload is a dummy payload that really deploys nothing. It is used in order to conform to French legal rules that all components sold in France must be able to display using the French language. Since Adobe Media Player was not localized to French in CS4, we could not install nor support that component in French installations. No point product features will break if this payload is not deployed.
AdobeAMP-mul – This is the payload for deploying Adobe Media Player for all languages supported by AMP.
AdobeAssetServices4All – Not listed in toolkit list; but, required for Version Cue Server. This payload deploys a service that runs as a background process. It generates thumbnails and extracts metadata for the Version Cue Server. Without this payload the Version Cue functionality and the CSXS functionality will cease to function.
AdobeAUM6.0All – This deploys the Adobe Update Manager for all supported locales. Without this payload an end user is unable to seek or deploy updates automatically or through the Help menu.
AdobeBridge3All – The Adobe Bridge product installer.
AdobeCameraRaw5.0All – This payload deploys the camera raw plugin for Photoshop and Bridge. Provides the ability to manipulate still images and allows viewing and editing of camera-native format digital negatives. Without this payload the ability to read, write or edit camera raw data will cease to function.
AdobeCMaps2-mul – Character mapping tables, necessary for correct font behavior. This is required for most CS4 applications.
AdobeColorCommonSetCMYK2-mul – Color profiles for CMYK color spaces. Required for some of the CS4 applications. Without this payload critical color profiles for the print production workflow will not be available and products supporting the print production workflow may cease to function properly.
AdobeColorCommonSetRGB2-mul – Color profiles for RGB color spaces. Required for many of the CS4 applications. Without this payload critical, common color profiles will not be available and products may cease to function properly.
AdobeColorEU_ExtraSettings2-mul – Extra color profiles for the European Union region. Required for Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
AdobeColorJA_ExtraSettings2-mul – Extra color profiles for Japan. Required for Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
AdobeColorNA_ExtraSettings2-mul – Extra color profiles for all regions outside of the European Union and Japan. Required for Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
AdobeColorEU_Recommended2-mul – Recommended color profiles for the European Union region. Required for Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
AdobeColorJA_ Recommended2-mul – Recommended color profiles for Japan. Required for Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
AdobeColorNA_ Recommended2-mul – Recommended color profiles for all regions outside of the European Union and Japan. Required for Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
AdobeColorPhotoshop2-mul – Color profiles specific to Photoshop. All other products do not use these color profiles in any way.
AdobeConnect-mul – Used to provide an in-application connection to Acrobat ConnectNow. Required for most products. Without this payload the ConnectNow feature set will not function in any supporting products (Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash Pro, Contribute, Fireworks.)
AdobeContribute5-mul – Payload for Adobe Contribute 5 product.
AdobeCSIAll – Creative Services Infrastructure payload. Utility used by CSXS and the Service Manager Extension and Adobe Drive for accessing CS4 online services embedded in CS4 applications. Without this payload CSXS, the Service Manager Extension and Adobe Drive will cease to function. Required by most products.
AdobeDefaultLanguage2-mul – Used to determine the default language in which to run for Bridge and Device Central.
AdobeDeviceCentral2-mul – Payload deploying the Device Central feature set.
AdobeDreamweaver10-mul – Payload deploying the Adobe Dreamweaver 10 product.
AdobeDriveAll – Payload deploying the Adobe Drive feature set. Without this payload the Adobe Drive feature set will cease to function.
AdobeDynamicLinkSupport1All – Support for the Dynamic Link feature set in video and audio applications. Required for AfterEffects, Encore, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro and Soundbooth.
AdobeEncore4All – Payload deploying the Adobe Encore 4 product for all languages supported by the given media.
AdobeEncore4CodecsAll – There is some content for Encore that must not be deployed and unencrypted without first verifying the serial number used for deployment is valid. This content generally includes royalty-bearing items such as codecs. Without this protected content some primary workflows for Encore 9 will not be supported. The installation technology will verify that a valid serial number is used.
AdobeExtendScriptToolKit3.0.0All – Development and debugging tool for JavaScript scripts. Its easy-to-use built-in syntax checker identifies problem areas in your scripts and suggests solutions. Required for Flash, Illustrator and InDesign. Optional in other products.
AdobeExtensionManager2All – The Extension Manager application payload. Without this product workflows requiring extensions will not be available. Required for Fireworks and Dreamweaver. Optional for all other products. Available freely online from Adobe Exchange as well.
AdobeFireworks10All – Payload for Adobe Fireworks 10 product.
AdobeFlash10-en-ExtensionFL30 – Adobe Flash Lite extension for Flash Pro. Without this payload the Flash Lite workflows in Flash Pro will cease to function. English version.
AdobeFlash10-es-ExtensionFL30 – Adobe Flash Lite extension for Flash Pro. Without this payload the Flash Lite workflows in Flash Pro will cease to function. Spanish version.
AdobeFlash10-fr-ExtensionFL30 – FlashLite – Adobe Flash Lite extension for Flash Pro. Without this payload the Flash Lite workflows in Flash Pro will cease to function. French version.
AdobeFlash10-others-ExtensionFL30 – Adobe Flash Lite extension for Flash Pro. Without this payload the Flash Lite workflows in Flash Pro will cease to function. All other languages version.
AdobeFlash10-mul – Adobe Flash Pro 10 product installer.
AdobeFlash10-STI-en – Flash Player 10 plugin/extension, English version.
AdobeFlash10-STI-es – Flash Player 10 plugin/extension, Spanish version.
AdobeFlash10-STI-fr – Flash Player 10 plugin/extension, French version.
AdobeFlash10-STI-other – Flash Player 10 plugin/extension, all other languages version.
AdobeFontsAll – Collection of bundled Adobe fonts. Required for some CS4 Applications. InDesign will not execute without it. Optional for Photoshop.
AdobeIllustrator14mul – Adobe Illustrator 14 product installer.
AdobeInDesign6AppBase-mul – Adobe InDesign 6 product installer.
AdobeInDesign6AppFSet-Japan – Adobe InDesign 6 product installer, Japan-specific resources. InDesign will not execute in Japanese without this payload installed.
AdobeInDesign6AppFSet-Roman – Adobe InDesign 6 product installer, Roman glyph-based languages resources. InDesign will not execute in all Roman-glyph based languages without this payload installed.
AdobeInDesign6CommonBase-mul – Adobe InDesign 6 product installer required payload. InDesign will not execute without this payload.
AdobeLinguisticsAll – Spelling and hyphenation data files used by the linguistics library. Required for Contribute, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Without this payload core, text-based features will fail to function properly.
AdobeMasterCollection4-mul-trial – Data required for trial installations.
AdobeMotionPicture2-mul – Color profiles specific to After Effects workflows. Required for After Effects primary workflows to function properly.
AdobeOnLocation4All – Adobe On Location 4 product installer.
AdobeOutputModuleAll – Export functionality for many products. Without this payload the Export feature will fail to function properly in many products and will fail to function at all in After Effects.
AdobePDFL9-mul – PDF Library files for in-application support of the PDF format. Required by most CS4 applications. Without this payload PDF support will not be available in products.
AdobePDFSettings9-ja_JP – Utility for creating, editing and managing specialized PDF creation settings. Required for Flash Pro, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. This is the Japan-specific version.
AdobePDFSettings9-mul – Utility for creating, editing and managing specialized PDF creation settings. Required for Flash Pro, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
AdobePhotoshop11-Core – Adobe Photoshop 11 product installer.
AdobePhotoshop11-Support – Hardware accelerator payload required by Photoshop in order to execute. Without this payload Photoshop will not run properly on some platforms.
AdobePremierePro4AllM – Adobe Premiere Pro 4 product installer.
AdobePremierePro4FCAll – Functional content for Premiere Pro. Without this payload the functional content will not be deployed for Premiere Pro. Critical workflows will no longer be fully-features without this content.
AdobePremierePro4ProtectedAll – There is some content for Premiere Pro that must not be deployed and unencrypted without first verifying the serial number used for deployment is valid. This content generally includes royalty-bearing items such as codecs, mpeg encoders/decoders, etc. Without this protected content some primary workflows for Premiere Pro 4 will not be supported. The installation technology will verify that a valid serial number is used.
AdobeSearchforHelp-mul – In-application access to online help search service. This is required by most CS4 applications. Without this payload the help search functionality will not function in-application.
AdobeServiceManager-mul – Provides an in-application connection to your account with Adobe online services. Without this payload the CSXS functionality will cease to function.
AdobeSGM3 – Adobe SING Glyphlet Manager. Used only with Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean versions of InDesign and InCopy. Without this payload users will be unable to view characters of these languages.
AdobeSING2-mul – Smart Independent Glyphlets. Required for InDesign, InCopy and SING Glyphlet Manager. It provides management of Asian characters. SING is required for InDesign and InCopy in all languages to open and modify documents containing embedded asian glyphlets.
AdobeSoundbooth2All – Adobe Soundbooth 2 product installer.
AdobeSoundbooth2CodecsAll – There is some content for Soundbooth that must not be deployed and unencrypted without first verifying the serial number used for deployment is valid. This content generally includes royalty-bearing items such as codecs. Without this protected content some primary workflows for Soundbooth 2 will not be supported. The installation technology will verify that a valid serial number is used.
AdobeSuiteSharedConfiguration-mul – Flexible serialization and BridgeTalk group information are both contained in this payload. Without this payload the products will fail to activate and no longer execute.
AdobeTypeSupport9-mul – Type support required by most CS4 applications in order to accurately display fonts. Without this payload most applications will fail to execute.
AdobeUtilities2-mul – Language resources for localizing the folder name of the Utilities folder on the Mac platform. Without this payload the ExtendScript Toolkit functionality will not function properly.
AdobeVersionCue4All – Payload enabling Version Cue funcitonality. Required by InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash Pro. With this payload Version Cue functionality will fail to execute.
AdobeVideoProfilesAE2-mul – Color profiles specific to After Effects.
AdobeVideoProfilesCS2-mul – Color profiles specific to video workflows in Photoshop. Video workflows in Photoshop will continue to work without these profiles; but, will not have useful color profiles available.
AdobeWinSoftLinguisticsPluginAll – A variant on AdobeLinguisticsAll specific for Middle Eastern, North African and Central European languages.
AdobeXMPPanelsAll – This payload installs the XMP metadata read/write/edit feature set in most point products. Without this payload none of the UI for supporting XMP metadata will be available. This payload is require for most products; but, optional for Soundbooth.
aifsdk-mac – This payload includes the Adobe Pixel Bender toolkit, an IDE for working with the Pixel Bender image and video processing infrastructure.
AMEAdditionalExporter1All – The payload for the Adobe Media Exporter application extensions used with Flash Pro, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. Without this payload the Adobe Media Exporter will fail to execute.
AMECore1All – Payload continuing the Adobe Media Exporter application, used in common workflows with Flash Pro, Premiere Pro and After Effects.
AMEDolby1All – There is some content for the Adobe Media Encoder that must not be deployed and unencrypted without first verifying the serial number used for deployment is valid. This content generally includes royalty-bearing items such as codecs, mpeg decoders, etc. Without this protected content some workflows for the Adobe Media Encoder will not be supported. The installation technology will verify that a valid serial number is used.
AMEExporter1All – There is some content for the Adobe Media Encoder that must not be deployed and unencrypted without first verifying the serial number used for deployment is valid. This content generally includes royalty-bearing items such as codecs, mpeg decoders, etc. Without this protected content some workflows for the Adobe Media Encoder will not be supported. The installation technology will verify that a valid serial number is used.
AMEImporter1All – There is some content for the Adobe Media Encoder that must not be deployed and unencrypted without first verifying the serial number used for deployment is valid. This content generally includes royalty-bearing items such as codecs, mpeg encoders, etc. Without this protected content some workflows for the Adobe Media Encoder will not be supported. The installation technology will verify that a valid serial number is used.
FPPluginMac_STI – The web browser plugin for Adobe Flash Player. This is required by Flash Pro for critical user workflows.
kuler2.0-mul – The kuler CSXS extension payload. Without this extension point products should continue to function properly but without the kuler functionality.

9 Responses to CS4 Component Payload Descriptions, Mac Versions

  1. Thank you so much for this!

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  5. Charles Anderson says:

    I keep having problems 1. Getting Photoshop to open into Bridge 2.
    getting Illustrator to boot up. 3.all tools in Photoshop not operational.4.all programs to work with each other.

  6. Charles Anderson says:

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  7. Eric Wilde says:

    Charles, I’m afraid that’s not enough information for me to suggest a course of action. Do you have a customer care case #? Have you engaged customer care yet? At this point it isn’t even clear if this is a licensing or installation issue or something else entirely.
    Thanks,
    –Eric

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