Provisioning Adobe CS6 with Citrix PVS

Adobe CS6 on provisioned desktops resets the license and therefore users receive a notification asking them to start a trial. After you ensure you have a volume license, you can follow the procedure below to successfully deliver this application through Citrix Provisioning Services.

1. Install Adobe CS6 in a Read/Write enabled image (Standard image) by specifying the license code and the account ID.

2. Install Adobe Application Manager, Enterprise edition downloadable here and start it by selecting Serialization File. Select a folder containing the installation files for Adobe CS6, insert the required license and login with your account ID. It will generate two files: AdobeSerialization.exe and prov.xml

3. Copy files to a directory inside the machine, create a bat file to be run as a scheduled task at user login, containing:

AdobeSerialization.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize --stream --provfile=prov.xml

4. Perform other tasks if needed before shutting down the R/W image, promote it to production and TADA!