Adobe Admin Console Packages – 2.0


In June 2023, Adobe announced on that flat packages were available via the Adobe Admin Console. However, at the time these were limited to templates which would include one or more titles chosen by Adobe. Prior to this all macOS packages created by the Adobe Admin Console were bundle packages.

Fast forward to April 2024, and Adobe announced that the Adobe Admin Console now defaults to creating flat packages for macOS and the content of these packages are defined by the admin within the Adobe Admin Console.

Why does this matter? Well, bundle packages were deprecated in macOS 14.4 and if you’re testing macOS Sequoia (and you really should be), you’ll find that bundle packages are no longer supported.

A new version of our Adobe Admin Console Packages recipes and processor have been released, which add flat package support, moves the uninstall step to a script and if you import a bundle package it will set the maximum OS to 14.99. For full details, please see the readme.

If you want to know more about our Adobe Admin Console Packages recipes, please see the prior post here.

Adobe Admin Console Packages and AutoPkg


For several years I’ve been involved in methods to deal with Adobe Creative Cloud packages via AutoPkg.

Well, due to changes to the packages contents I’ve created yet another method (which is hopefully the last one).

Details on this method can be found below, as well as a history of the various methods employed over the years.

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Signing up to Adobe Creative Cloud product update emails


If you deploy Adobe Creative Cloud, and you’re not leaving folks to solely update via the Creative Cloud Desktop App, you might want to be notified on new updates.

Well, Adobe does have a way to notify you via email. But it’s a little hidden, and doesn’t cover all Adobe Creative Cloud products.

See below for how to subscribe to these email updates.

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Adobe Shared Device Licensing


Previously, I have mentioned that Adobe are moving away from Device Pool & Serial Number licensing.

However, at the time we had very little detail on what the new licensing would be.

Well, earlier today Adobe started to release some details. See below for more information & links to Adobes documentation on this new licensing.

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Adobe Creative Cloud 2019, the death of Creative Cloud Packager, Serial Numbers & Device Pool Licensing


Earlier today at Adobe’s annual Adobe Max Creativity Conference, Adobe announced Adobe Creative Cloud 2019.

Whilst that announcement will not surprise many an admin, there are some other changes that will impact us.

Details on these can be found below.

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