Adobe Creative Cloud for CS6 (macOS)


Need to install CS6 on your computers?

With Creative Cloud, Adobe has introduced a new way of serializing volume licensed installations. The method of activating a Suite on one computer and deploying it to other computers no longer works, so we follow the approach of distributing the installed files as a fileset and then running a serialization script at the end of the fileset activation. Self-Healing and the Intelligent Downloader still work that way.


  • Creative Cloud Packager

  • Creative Cloud for Teams Account or Creative Cloud Enterprise Serial Number

  • FileWave Admin 5.0 or higher

  • Up to 20 Gb of free space


  1. Download and Install Adobe Creative Cloud Packager 

    Creative Cloud for Teams:

    Creative Cloud for Enterprise:

  2. Using AAMEE 3.0, create a "CS6 Trial Package" with all your desired options (disable updates, etc.)

  3. Using AAMEE 3.0, create a "CS6 Serialization File" and save it at a location of your choosing. Keep in mind you have to do this on a machine connected to the internet!

  4. On your package building machine, start Fileset Magic and take a Snapshot

  5. Use the AAMEE generated package from Step 2 to install the CS6 Suite

  6. Configure CS6 further, add in Templates, Install Application Updates

  7. Take another Snapshot in Fileset Magic and build your unserialized fileset

  8. If the /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PCD folder has been created, set it to "Download if missing" and include the "Don't overwrite existing files upon deployment" checkbox to prevent erasing existing Adobe Licenses. Drag&drop the folder "/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Application Manager" to  "/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE" in Fileset Contents, then  rename "Adobe Application Manager" to read "PDApp".

  9. Import the AdobeSerialization Binary and .prov file generated in step 3 into the fileset, into /usr/local/etc  ( If you have different license keys for different departments, it might make sense to have separate CS and serialization filesets - in this case, just follow steps 8 - 10 in a new , empty fileset )

  10. Import the attached script into /usr/local/etc ( Uncheck "Hide unused folders" to make the folder visible )

  11. Set the imported script to execute at activation using the "Get Info" button

Some have found better success with Fileset Magic