CS4 Component Payload Descriptions, Windows Version

Last week I posted the Mac version of what each payload meant in the cS4 Master Collection installer. Mac was chosen because the vast majority of comments here and email to me on this subject were from Mac users. Since then I’ve received a few requests for the Windows version. So today’s post is the Win version. They are mostly identical, though there are approximately 20 additional payloads on the Windows side. I’ve repeated information for payloads that are on both Mac and Windows.
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.
AdobeAcrobat9-cs_CZ – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for Czechoslovakian, Hungarian and Polish. Without this payload, Acrobat 9 will not be installed for the given locales. Note that the Mac Acrobat 9 Pro build has fewer locales supported and so only has a single, multilingual installer.
AdobeAcrobat9-es_ES – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for Spanish (European), Spanish (Latin American), Italian, Dutch and Portuguese (European and Brazilian.) Without this payload, Acrobat 9 Pro will not be installed for the given locales. Note that the Mac Acrobat 9 Pro build has fewer locales supported and so only has a single, multilingual installer.
AdobeAcrobat9-fr_FR – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for German, International English, US English, French (European) and French (Canadian.) Without this payload, Acrobat 9 Pro will not be installed for the given locales. Note that the Mac Acrobat 9 Pro build has fewer locales supported and so only has a single, multilingual installer.
AdobeAcrobat9-ja_JP – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for Japanese. Without this payload, Acrobat 9 Pro will not be installed for the given locales. Note that the Mac Acrobat 9 Pro build has fewer locales supported and so only has a single, multilingual installer.
AdobeAcrobat9-ko_KR – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for Korean. Without this payload, Acrobat 9 Pro will not be installed for the given locales. Note that the Mac Acrobat 9 Pro build has fewer locales supported and so only has a single, multilingual installer.
AdobeAcrobat9-ru_RU – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for Romanian, Russian, Turkish and Ukranian. Without this payload, Acrobat 9 Pro will not be installed for the given locales. Note that the Mac Acrobat 9 Pro build has fewer locales supported and so only has a single, multilingual installer.
AdobeAcrobat9-sv_SE – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish. Without this payload, Acrobat 9 Pro will not be installed for the given locales. Note that the Mac Acrobat 9 Pro build has fewer locales supported and so only has a single, multilingual installer.
AdobeAcrobat9-zh_TW – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for Traditional Chinese. Without this payload, Acrobat 9 Pro will not be installed for the given locales. Note that the Mac Acrobat 9 Pro build has fewer locales supported and so only has a single, multilingual installer.
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 needed to support 32-bit point product provisioning. Without this payload the 32-bit products will not correctly serialize or activate. Products will then cease to execute. All products in the suite are 32-bit products. Only Photoshop has a 64-bit product in addition to the 32-bit Photoshop.
AdobeALMAnchorService2-mul-x64 – This payload is needed to support 64-bit point product provisioning. Without this payload the 64-bit products will not correctly serialize or activate. Products will then cease to execute. Only Photoshop has a 64-bit product in addition to the 32-bit Photoshop.
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.
AdobeCameraRaw5.0All-x64 – The 64-bit version of AdobeCameraRaw5.0All. This is required only for the 64-bit version of Photoshop.
AdobeCMaps2-mul – Character mapping tables, necessary for correct font behavior. This is required for most CS4 applications.
AdobeCMaps2-mul-x64 – The 64-bit version of AdobeCMaps2-mul. This is needed only for the 64-bit version of Photoshop.
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.
AdobeCSIx64All – The 64-bit version of AdobeCSIAll, needed only by the 64-bit version of Photoshop.
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.
AdobeDrivex64All – The 64-bit version of AdobeDrivex64All, needed only by the 64-bit version of Photoshop.
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.
AdobeFlashPlayer10_axDbg_mul – A debug version of the Flash Player ActiveX plugin for use with Flash Pro to debug output from Flash Pro.
AdobeFlashPlayer10_plDbg_mul – A debug version of the Flash Player for use with Flash Pro to debug output from Flash Pro.
AdobeFontsAll – Collection of bundled Adobe fonts. Required for some CS4 Applications. InDesign will not execute without it. Optional for Photoshop.
AdobeFontsAllx64 – The 64-bit version of AdobeFontsAll so that 64-bit applications (in this case, only Photoshop) can also access fonts.
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.
AdobeInDesign6IconHandler-mul – This payload only does very specific work to ensure the InDesign icons and bitmaps are properly used InDesign files on the system. Without this payload, InDesign files will have a generic icon when using the Explorer.
AdobeInDesign6IconHandler64-mul – The 64-bit system version of AdobeInDesign6IconHandler-mul. Without this payload, 64-bit systems will show generic icons for InDesign files.
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.
AdobeLinguisticsAll_x64 – The 64-bit version of AdobeLinguisticsAll, used only by Photoshop.
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.
AdobePDFL9-mul-x64 – The 64-bit version of AdovePDFL9-mul, used only by Photoshop.
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 – The 32-bit Adobe Photoshop 11 product installer.
AdobePhotoshop11-Core_x64 – The 64-bit 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-en_US – Adobe SING Glyphlet Manager. Used only with Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean fonts in InDesign and InCopy. Without this payload users will be unable to view characters of these languages. Useful for the Arabic, Czechoslovakian, Danish, German, Greek, International English, US English, Spanish (European and Latin American), Finnish, French (European and Canadian), Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukranian versions of InDesign.
AdobeSGM3-ja_JP – 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. Useful for the Japanese version of InDesign.
AdobeSGM3-ko_KR – 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. Useful for the Korean version of InDesign.
AdobeSGM3-zh_TW – 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. Useful for the Traditional Chinese version of InDesign.
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.
AdobeTypeSupport9-mul-x64 – The 64-bit version of AdobeTypeSupport9-mul, used only by Photoshop.
AdobeVersionCue4All – Payload enabling Version Cue functionality. Optional in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash Pro. Without 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.
AdobeWinSoftLinguisticsPluginAll_x64 – The 64-bit version of AdobeWinSoftLinguisticsPluginAll, used only by Photoshop.
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-win – 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.
kuler2.0-mul – The kuler CSXS extension payload. Without this extension point products should continue to function properly but without the kuler functionality.
MSXML6.0 – The MicroSoft XML Core Services module, used for MSXML support by most products in the suite.
Updated (May 26, 09): Updated a few typos and strings above.

8 Responses to CS4 Component Payload Descriptions, Windows Version

  1. Alex says:

    ” AdobeAcrobat9Core-cs_CZ – This is the core payload for Acrobat 9 Pro for Czechoslovakian”
    dammit, learn that Czechoslovakia was broken apart in 1993! It´s now Czech, and Slovak.

  2. Eric Wilde says:

    I stand corrected. This is for the Czech language, not the Slovak language.

  3. Eric Wilde says:

    Updated the Acrobat core Danish payload description to fix a cut&paste error.

  4. punvasi says:

    serial number of photoshop cs4

  5. David Burton says:

    Also do not use my old email address (Davidburton 1445@aol.com) it is not active now. I have installed Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Standard Edition as a Student from Home Learning College which they supplied the software to use for completing this course and ONCE AGAIN YOU HAVE SUPPLIED THE SERIAL NUMBERS THAT DO NOT ACTIVATE THE PROGRAMME i AM NOW RUNNING OUT OF PATIENTS WITH YOU AS ALL I GET IS A LONG TIME ON THE PHONE TRYING ONLY TWO DIFFERENT NOS. SO IF POSSIBLE CAN YOU SUPPLY ALL THE RIGHT CODES TO MAKE DREAMWEAVER WORK AND ALSO IN THE FUTURE THE ANY OF OTHER PROGRAMMES I NEED (FLASH) MANY THANKS DAVID BURTON

  6. Eric Wilde says:

    David, I’ve contacted you directly over email and will escalate this case.

  7. chare'e says:

    Hi.. I have the Adobe CS6 master edition and I only really needed cs6 & maaaaaybe After effects.. While doing some disk clean up I found a folder ” C:/Payloads” with OVER 10 GB of crap (=.. I did a little research and some people say you can delete the payload folder “as long as you have already installed what you need on to your PC” is there any truth to this? I don’t want to go and mess things up, however i would Like the 10+GB returned to me… RAM is expensive !!!

    • Eric Wilde says:

      This data is used in case you need to unwind any patches that are installed on the system. If you delete them then it is possible that future patches will not deploy successfully on that system, though some patches will succeed even with this data removed.

      If you do end up deleting the data and then have patch failures in the future, you can recover by uninstalling the product you’re trying to patch. Then reinstall the product and try to apply updates once more for that product.

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