Adobe has posted the “final” 1.0 release of Adobe Application Manager, Enterprise Edition (or “AAMEE”) here:
This release claims to fix the issue preventing installation if there was no user logged in via the GUI.
In my brief testing, if no-one is logged in, installation will hang forever while it tries to install Adobe Help, or more specifically, on the Adobe AIR Installer inside the Adobe Help payload.
It does not fix the issue where installing from a AAMEE-generated package on a mounted disk image fails.
Here’s an Adobe response to still not being able to install when no user is logged in:
This is a known issue listed in AAMEE Readme. For logout user scenario, although the deployment of packages installed via “Install Packages” through ARD is successful, installation could not be completed if done using (Copy items + Send unix command task of ARD)
Workaround for this is as below:
Restart the system and follow these steps:
1. Create a new folder and copy the deployment package into it.
2. Change the folder permissions to 700 using the chmod command.
3. Copy the folder to the client machine using the ARD “Copy items” task, setting
item ownership to “Inherit from destination folder”.
4. When you use “Send UNIX command”, the installation should be successful.
Note: “Send Unix command” in this case would the installer command for pkg installation with sudo privileges
AAMEE does not currently support “Installation from monted disk”. However, we do have it as a open issue. For now, the workaround would be to copy package locally, from mounted disk, before installing
What the ????
Even if I can figure out how to translate these “steps” into a working procedure, how does this help with remote deployments? The whole process is just so incredibly fragile, and in practice, much worse than the CS3 and CS4 deployments. This is crazy.