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Jun 26, 2012

Two New IT Tools on Adobe Labs

In case you aren’t following @Adobe_ITToolkit on Twitter then you probably missed last week’s announcement about the two new tools we posted up on Adobe Labs. Well with the luxury of not having 144 character limits we expand on these two tools briefly.

The first one is a command line tool that efficiently removes AAMEE 3.0 from your system. It is called, cleverly enough, Remove AAMEE 3.x Utility. Why would you need to remove AAMEE 3.0? Well due to the lack of backwards compatibility, AAMEE 3.0 can not build packages for CS 5.x media nor create update packages for CS 5.x. And sadly AAMEE 2.1 and AAMEE 3.0 can not exist on the same system. So you can either use another system to reinstall AAMEE 2.1, use a VM, or uninstall AAMEE 3.0 with the help of this tool and then reinstall AAMEE 2.1. Complex? You betcha. Lame? You betcha. Better than a stick in the eye? Depends on your tolerance for sticks in the eye.

The second command line tool is called 64-bit Serialization File Generator allows you to generate serialization files for media with 64-bit driver payload. This tool is for Windows systems and is for apps with a 64-bit driver payload—for example, After Effects CS6. If that isn’t applicable to the packages you are building forget you ever read this and go have a glass of lemonade.

These tools join the helpful Exceptions Deployer Application and Remote Update Manager tools up on the Labs site. If you have feedback on these tools or their documentation please use the Community tab on the Labs site to visit the Enterprise IT Tools for Creative Suite discussion forum.

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Jody Rodgers | Sr. Product Manager | Enterprise + Volume | Digital Media | Adobe

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  • By Don Montalvo - 9:11 PM on July 18, 2012   Reply

    We use a Lion VM (in Parallels or VMWare) for running AAMEE 2.1. It’s easier than removing/reinstalling the different AAMEE versions. 🙂 Smooth sailing so far.

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