Installing Adobe products with VMWare App Volumes

Installing Adobe products with VMWare App Volumes


After some research, I didn’t found any solution on the internet, related to how the Adobe Acrobat Pro/Standard can be activated for the Enterprise with Horizon View / VDI and App Volumes Appstacks. I have played with the command line of the Adobe toolkit and I have found a solution, which is pretty straight forward and could be also used with Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop.

Here a link to the command line tool (Adobe Provisioning Toolkit Enterprise Edition):

The volume license will be registered on the Appstack using the tool. The tool generates an XML file which links to the Appstack vmdk disk and activates the VMs on which it is assigned. To generate the XML file, you have to run the following command from a machine that has access to the internet:

  • Create the Appstack and provision it to the gold Appstack image VM.
  • Install Adobe Acrobat Pro/Standard
  • Install the Adobe Customization Wizard DC or the provisioning toolkit for the enterprise.
  • Run the following commands as administrator in cmd (internet connection is required on the gold image in order for this operation to succeed):

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Customization Wizard DC\adobe_prtk.exe” –tool=VolumeSerialize –leid=V7{}AcrobatESR-17-Win-GM –generate –regsuppress=ss –eulasuppress –serial=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX –provfile=c:\temp\adobe.xml


“C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Customization Wizard DC\adobe_prtk.exe” –tool=VolumeSerialize –provfile=c:\temp\adobe.xml –stream

The second command line is critical. Otherwise Adobe Acrobat will keep prompting for registration with the adobe cloud or/and you will receive different errors and prompts that the application is not activated. The line in red could be skipped and the solution works also without it, if you run the command directly after issuing the first one






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