Posts tagged "CCP"

CCP 1.9.2 is now live and I am trying to recover from MacSysAdmin

Hi All,

I have my feet firmly back on Irish soil after a few great days at MacSysAdmin in Gothenburg. I must say it is a very unique and engaging conference. The level of knowledge on display is quite impressive and that very much extended to working with Adobe products. After my presentation in which I requested for IT admins to continue to engage and work with us there was several very engaging discussions which will hopefully lead to new functionality and fixes.

While I was presenting and playing pool in Gothenburg the team was hard at work and we released CCP 1.9.2 yesterday. The main focus of this release was on proxy support. Previously while Pac was supported there was some issues and we also did not support WPAD. Both of which are now fully supported and from our preliminary tests with customers this build looks to have solved all of the issues customers were experiencing with these network topologies.

CCP 1.9.2 now also includes the option of Auto-updating. This can be set from the preference menu and when there is a new update of CCP you will also see a screen requesting your preference.

Finally with the introduction of El-Capitan we were required to change the location of RUM on the client system to conform with Apples new guidelines. As such, when we deploy RUM now from a CCP package it will be located in “/usr/local/bin”



Karl Gibson | Product Manager | Enterprise IT Tools

Somebody new brings you something new- Introducing the Creative Cloud Packager

Hi All,

Some of you awesome IT administrators will already be familiar with who I am, some of you may not but for the last few years I have been the Systems Engineer working with our customers on Enterprise Deployment Issues. You may also recognise me from such blogs as “The Many Uses of RUM”. What you may not know is that I am and have been for the last 4-5 months the Product Manager for the Enterprise IT Tools such as AAMEE, AUSST, RUM ,XDA & APTEE.


What happened to Jody Rodgers you may be asking ?

Has Adobe tried to silence him ?

Stop him in his tracks before he makes deploying Adobe software too easy for IT admins ?

Has he tried one last time to grow his hair, become cool and join Sigur Ros ?

No !  in fact he has been promoted to Senior Product Manager for Creative Cloud for Enterprise.


So with that said there is going to be some exciting times ahead and some great new tools. So let’s get started.


Adobe Creative Cloud for Team is a pretty awesome offering.  You get all of Adobe’s applications, you get new feature bearing updates, shared storage, folder syncing & lots of other cool stuff.

However before now there was no great way to deploy the products to systems where users were not administrators. Our workaround was that you should download CS6 Master Collection from our FTP Server and package with AAMEE 3.1 but this was certainly not ideal and not what AAMEE was designed for. So the team who brought you AAMEE is bringing you The Creative Cloud Packager a brand new tool which will in it’s first iteration allow you, as an administrator for a CC Team to download directly from the application all of the Creative Cloud Products & Updates (regular and feature), define custom installation behaviour and at the end have a native MSI or PKG that you use with your deployment tool to install on all machines you manage. Now just in case you missed that, this means no separate media download. WHOOOO


Some key points

If you have used the AAMEE workaround up till now you can still use CCP from now on.

CCP caches to a location of your choice and so if the applications and updates have not changed then you do not need to download the same bits again and again thus saving you some time.

CCP can be used to create an update only package by just selecting updates.

CCP produces an msi file for Windows which is also accompanied with a Setup.exe that can be used for manual execution on a single system basis, rather than deployment. The Mac pkg can also be double clicked.

There is a new version of Adobe Update Server Setup Tool 3.0 (AUSST) included with CCP. This has been changed from python to C++ and has significant benefits such as

-Reduced the amount of time it takes to perform initial and subsequent syncs

-Ability to set up cron jobs for automatic syncing and updating of repository

Remote Update Manager (RUM) is also now included in the package and copied to the client by default although this can be changed if you wish


This tool is live today and will be available to Creative Cloud Team administrators from the Team admin portal.

Documentation is live and can be viewed here

You can catch a video I created on our Adobe TV site here


Here is a screen shot (not a mockup) of Creative Cloud Packager.  CCP is something that will be evolving and we have some pretty awesome plans for it, so stay tuned !!

ccp copy


*Update 09/04/13 Included image of where you will find Creative Cloud Packager on the admin portal when you sign in with admin account*

ccp live

Karl Gibson | Product Manager | Enterprise IT Tools