Installing Adobe CS5 AAMEE packages from disk images?

I’m seeing an issue I haven’t seen reported anywhere else, and wondering if anyone else has seen it.

I’m working with the Adobe Application Manager, Enterprise Edition (AAMEE). This is Adobe’s new toolkit for preparing mass-deployment packages from Adobe CS5 product media.
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html

Besides the acknowledged issue where installation fails if there is no user logged in at the GUI, I’m seeing another nasty issue:

If I create an installer package using AAMEE and copy it as-is to another machine, it can be used to successfully install the CS5 product.

However, if I instead wrap the installer in a disk image (that is, create a disk image that has the AAMEE-create package as the sole item at the root of the mounted disk image), copy that disk image to another machine, mount the disk image, and attempt to install the package from the mounted disk image, installation fails.

Anyone else seeing this? This issue seems related to this one for CS4:
https://managingosx.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/adobe-enterprise-deployment-toolkit-versus-disk-images/

It seems to be specific to using AAMEE; I can successfully install from an Adobe CS5 product disk image using the non-AAMEE techniques here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/842/cpsid_84211.html

And of course I can successfully manually install from an Adobe CS5 product disk image.

Installing Adobe CS5 AAMEE packages from disk images?

2 thoughts on “Installing Adobe CS5 AAMEE packages from disk images?

  1. Jeremy says:

    I do notice at the AAMEE download site that the Mac version is listed as “Preview of Adobe Application Manager, Enterprise Edition 1.0 (Mac),” suggesting that this may still be a half-baked effort for the time being.

    1. Oh, no doubt. But the only issue they’ve said they fix for the “final” release (as opposed to this “preview” release) is the one where the packages won’t install if not-one is logged in at the GUI.

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