I've been fighting geting Adobe Creative Cloud to install properly from a LiteTouch deployment share. In my troubleshooting, I was always able to install the exceptions just fine, but the MSI package created by Adobe's Creative Cloud Packager would not run successfully from a network share. When I tried to log what was happening, I kept getting a 1603 error in the InstallFinalize step along the lines of the following:
Action start 13:33:43: InstallFinalize.
CustomAction CADeploy returned actual error code 1603 (note this may not be 100% accurate if translation happened inside sandbox)
Action ended 13:34:15: InstallFinalize. Return value 3.
Action ended 13:34:15: INSTALL. Return value 3.
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=== Logging stopped: 4/2/2014 13:34:15 ===
MSI (s) (B4:2C) [13:34:15:574]: Product: AdobeCreativeCloud -- Installation operation failed.
MSI (s) (B4:2C) [13:34:15:574]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: AdobeCreativeCloud. Product Version: 1.2.0000. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Adobe Systems Incorporated. Installation success or error status: 1603.
In my experience, error 1603 usually means some sort of file access issue (either it is missing or you don't have permissions to access it). What was confusing was that when I ran the deployment from a local drive it was always successful. After searching forums and Google for many hours I decided to come up with my own workaround. I zipped up the "Build" folder in my created package, and then wrote a batch script to extract the Build folder to a temporary directory and then install from there. This method has worked every time. The only downside is that it is a bit slower than the method that should work (and used to when I created an Adobe CC package around the same time last year).
If you'd like to recreate my resolution:
1. Download 7-zip and extract 7z.exe and 7z.dll from the installer.
2. Copy these files to your Adobe CC package folder (same one that has packagename.ccp).
3. Create a ZIP file of your Build folder in your Adobe CC package folder. Mine is just Build.zip.
4. In your silent install script, just extract the Build.zip file to a temporary folder and install the MSI package from there.
You can use my own silent installation script to see how this is all done.
REM Install Adobe applications that much be installed before the main package.
start /wait /D "Exceptions" "ExceptionsDeployer" Exceptions\ExceptionDeployer.exe --workflow=install --mode=pre --installLangauge=en_US
REM Extract the Adobe CC "Build" folder to a temporary directory and install
start /wait "Adobe CC Extraction" 7z.exe x -o%temp%\AdobeCCBuild Build.zip
start /wait "Adobe CC Install" msiexec /i %temp%\AdobeCCBuild\Build\AdobeCreativeCloud.msi /qb
REM Install Adobe applications that must be installed after the main package
start /wait /D "Exceptions" "ExceptionsDeployer" Exceptions\ExceptionDeployer.exe --workflow=install --mode=post
REM Update Adobe Acrobat XI to 11.0.06
start /wait "Acrobat Update" msiexec /p AcrobatUpd11006.msp /qb
REM Remove the temporary directory we created.
rmdir /s /q %temp%\AdobeCCBuild