Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Adobe Prelude is a video ingest and logging tool within Adobe Creative Cloud, used for importing, organizing, and logging media files. It facilitates the initial selection and organization of footage, allowing users to create rough cuts, add metadata, and seamlessly integrate with other Adobe applications for efficient post-production workflows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud from the command line using an EXE installer.

How to Install Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud Silently

  1. Login to the Adobe Admin Console: https://adminconsole.adobe.com
  2. Navigate to Packages->Adobe templates
  3. Search for PACKAGE NAME: Prelude | PLATFORM: Windows
  4. Click the magnifying glass to view the details for Prelude
  5. Click Customize to configure options based on your preferences
  6. After completing the customizations click Create Package
  7. Once the package build has completed it should automatically start to download
  8. Extract the contents of the Prelude_en_US_WIN_64.zip to “C:\Downloads\AdobePreludeCC”
    • You should now see a similar structure inside the “C:\Downloads\AdobePreludeCC” directory
      • Build
      • Exceptions
      • Prelude.ccp
      • PackageInfo.txt
  9. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  10. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\AdobePreludeCC directory
  11. Enter the following command:
.\Build\setup.exe --silent

After a few minutes you should see the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud
Vendor:Adobe
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:.\Build\setup.exe --silent
Silent Uninstall Switch:AdobeUninstaller.exe --products=PRLD
PowerShell Script:Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud | Custom Detection Script

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Configure the Adobe Creative Cloud App Language Locale

By default, the Adobe Creative Cloud installer detects the system’s language settings and installs the applications in that language. However, if you want to override the default language and install the applications in a different language, you can use the INSTALLLANGUAGE parameter. Locale Codes list

.\Build\setup.exe --silent --INSTALLLANGUAGE=en_US

Change the Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Adobe Prelude CC to “C:\AdobePreludeCC”

.\Build\setup.exe --silent --ADOBEINSTALLDIR="C:\AdobePreludeCC"

Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud Installation Log Files

During the installation process, Adobe Creative Cloud product installers keep a record of their actions in log files. If you encounter an error message while installing, you can refer to the log files to determine if any specific errors occurred during the installation. When downloading, extracting, and installing a product through Creative Cloud, three distinct log files are generated:

  1. The dlm log file records errors that may arise during the download process.
  2. The PDapp log file logs errors that may occur within the initial few minutes of installation.
  3. The main product install logs document errors that may take place during the installation process.

How to Uninstall Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)

Adobe Prelude Creative Cloud Silent Uninstall

  1. Login to the Adobe Admin Console: https://adminconsole.adobe.com
  2. Navigate to Packages->Tools
  3. Download the Adobe Uninstall Tool
  4. Extract the AdobeUninstaller.exe from the AdobeUninstaller.zip file
  5. Copy the AdobeUninstaller.exe to C:\Downloads
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads directory
  8. Enter the following command:
AdobeUninstaller.exe --products=PRLD

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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