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CS6 and VDI-in-a-box

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Feb 11, 2016

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Hello,

how can I deposite the CD-key of CS6 manually by using GPO? It is a general question

Background:

We running a VDI-in-a-box enviroment with WIndows 7 templates and images. I installed CS6 on the basic image. If a user starts a session all data are loaded from these image with the user settings.

The problem is that i can install the program itself but without the key. So CS6 is running as a demo version.


My idea:

I can give the key any user by modifying the registry entry with GPO. But i dont know, where the key is desposited.

Is this generally possible?


Best regards

Hi,


I have found some interesting data at registry keys:


  • HKLocalMachine\Software\Adobe
  • HKLocalMachine\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe  <-- especially here

I think that if we get the correct registry path, we could make a custom ADMX template to implement it via GPO. This ADMX template should allow the VDI desktop to store the local adobe licencing info into a different path (an external one).


The whole idea is that the VDI user could log into its VDI session without losing its licencing each time its VDI desktop machine is reaprovisioned (regenerated).


Thanks


PS1. We have also asked our adobe reseller for this info and they have send us to this tech support forums.

PS2. In our case is not a volume licence.

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CS6 and VDI-in-a-box

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Feb 11, 2016

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Hello,

how can I deposite the CD-key of CS6 manually by using GPO? It is a general question

Background:

We running a VDI-in-a-box enviroment with WIndows 7 templates and images. I installed CS6 on the basic image. If a user starts a session all data are loaded from these image with the user settings.

The problem is that i can install the program itself but without the key. So CS6 is running as a demo version.


My idea:

I can give the key any user by modifying the registry entry with GPO. But i dont know, where the key is desposited.

Is this generally possible?


Best regards

Hi,


I have found some interesting data at registry keys:


  • HKLocalMachine\Software\Adobe
  • HKLocalMachine\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe  <-- especially here

I think that if we get the correct registry path, we could make a custom ADMX template to implement it via GPO. This ADMX template should allow the VDI desktop to store the local adobe licencing info into a different path (an external one).


The whole idea is that the VDI user could log into its VDI session without losing its licencing each time its VDI desktop machine is reaprovisioned (regenerated).


Thanks


PS1. We have also asked our adobe reseller for this info and they have send us to this tech support forums.

PS2. In our case is not a volume licence.

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Feb 11, 2016

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I understand you're running Windows 7 via Citrix?

VDI-in-a-Box - Virtual Appliance for Small Business - Citrix

Are you asking about where in the Windows Registry the Adobe serial number is located?

Do you have an Enterprise volume license for Adobe software?

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Feb 12, 2016

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Hi John!

Thx for the reply.

Yes! VDI-in-a-box is a pruduct of Citrix.

Yes! I don't know where to find the registry entry of CS6 in Win7.

I don't really know if it is a volume license. I only know that it is a "CLP for schools".

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Feb 12, 2016

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I don't think that anyone in a PUBLIC forum is going to post a registry hack, since that would SO MUCH break the license terms

>I don't really know if it is a volume license. I only know that it is a "CLP for schools"

Whatever kind of account you have, you need to have your plan administrator contact Adobe for that kind of very private information

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Feb 14, 2016

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Hmm...i had contact with the support of Adobe. They told me, that they can't help me. But maybe I should ask my question in this forum.

That is what they said...

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Mar 29, 2016

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Hi!

I have a similar problem with an VDI (vWorkspace) platform... Our customer is deploying a test enviroment and he uses the Adobe CS6 suite, therefore we need to provide a solution to achive a correct licencing of the VDI machines.

Until now the parent virtual template can be licenced properly, if the templaet is replicated into child template then the user logs in and validates its adobe licence... However if the child template is reaprovisioned or if the user logs into a different child template, then he must validate again the licence as if it was a new installation.

Is there any info about how to apply a redirection folder of the local licence files? maybe a modification on the registry on local machine?

Thanks in adavance....

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Apr 05, 2016

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Hi,


I have found some interesting data at registry keys:


  • HKLocalMachine\Software\Adobe
  • HKLocalMachine\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe  <-- especially here

I think that if we get the correct registry path, we could make a custom ADMX template to implement it via GPO. This ADMX template should allow the VDI desktop to store the local adobe licencing info into a different path (an external one).


The whole idea is that the VDI user could log into its VDI session without losing its licencing each time its VDI desktop machine is reaprovisioned (regenerated).


Thanks


PS1. We have also asked our adobe reseller for this info and they have send us to this tech support forums.

PS2. In our case is not a volume licence.

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Apr 04, 2016

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