How to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCM

This post shows the steps to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCM. Adobe Air is a cross-operating system run time allows developers deploy rich Internet applications. Applications can be deployed to devices such as desktop computers, netbooks, tablets, smartphones, and TVs. Seriously I am not the guy who has worked on adobe air. While this adobe air is used mostly by developers, it’s nice to have it packaged. In addition this app is downloaded as executable file. So if you extract this file, you will find a msi file as well. Do not use this msi file for deployment as it did not give me any success.

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How to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCM

Here are the steps to deploy Adobe air silently using SCCM. Download the latest version of Adobe air from here. Extract the executable using 7zip software to a folder. The folder contains an executable file (I have renamed it to installer) and other files. Place this folder in the sources folder.

How to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCM

Let’s create an application now. Right click Applications and click Create Application. On the create application wizard, choose Manually specify the application information. Click Next.

How to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCM

Add some information about the application. Click Next. Provide more details about the app in Application Catalog step. You could upload a fancy icon so that it looks good when users view it in software center.

How to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCM

In the next step we add the deployment type. Click Add button, on the General page choose Manually specify the deployment type information. Click Next.

How to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCM

Specify the content location. Also for install and uninstall commands use the following :-

Installation program – installer.exe -silent -eulaAccepted

Uninstall program – installer.exe -uninstall

Click Next.

How to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCM

Use the below detection rule to detect whether the app is installed or not. Choose the following settings :-

  • Setting Type – File System
  • Type – Folder
  • Path – %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common Files\
  • File or Folder name – Adobe AIR

Click OK and complete the remaining steps in the wizard. Finally on the completion page click Close. You have now packaged the Adobe Air.

How to deploy Adobe Air silently using SCCMThe next steps are very simple. Distribute the application to distribution points. Deploy the application to a device collection. On the client computer, install the software from Software  Center. That’s all !!

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Ram Shrestha
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Ram Shrestha

Hi Prajwal,
Below, did we create Folder “Adobe AIR” on SCCM machine location: c:\ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common Files\

Path – %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common Files\
File or Folder name – Adobe AIR

I am trying to understand how Adobe AIR folder is being picked or available??

Ram

Ram Shrestha
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Ram Shrestha

seems that I got answer, so we have installed Adobe Air on SCCM server, I reckon.

Syed
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Syed

The detection method is not working

Bill Hunt
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Bill Hunt

I am running into an issue when deploying an Adobe Air Runtime application where the installation only runs successfully if run in user context. If I deploy the Application to the workstation and make it Available in Software Center any user can run the installation and it completes successfully. If a try to deploy the Application as Required though, it fails with Exit Code 5 (Access Denied). According to the Adobe Air documentation, Exit Code 5 is “Unknown Error” which is completely unhelpful. When it installs with User context, it does appear to install for all users, even if the… Read more »

Shekhar
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Shekhar

Hi Prajwal,

I tried to specify the content location on shared server drive as well as local path.
But not detecting installer.exe file.

Please help.

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