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Adobe Connect - Install Application for Desktop

Administrators can use command-line options to install the Adobe Connect application for desktop across multiple systems in their organization. To attend an Adobe Connect session, you can use the Adobe Connect application for a desktop for Adobe Connect 9 and later. The IT departments can deploy these clients for Hosts, Presenters, and participants across their organizations using silent installation method.

See Adobe Connect application for desktop article to know more about the application.

Install the application on a desktop (for individuals)

Install the Adobe Connect application (and other updates) from the Downloads and Updates page. The Adobe Connect application works only for Connect 9 and later versions.

Installation of the Adobe Connect application does not require administrative privileges. The stand-alone installer installs the application inside a custom directory structure as opposed to the system directory structure. Your Adobe Connect account administrator can make it mandatory to install the Adobe Connect application to join a meeting, a training, or a webinar.


Close all the running instances of the application before installing a newer version.

During the installation process, you can choose to create Start Menu and Desktop shortcuts for the Adobe Connect application. This feature is supported in Windows only. 

Deploy application for desktop using MSI (for administrators)

The IT administrators can use Microsoft SCCM to deploy the application using MSI across all machines in their organizations.

The MSI installer is available on the Downloads and Updates page. The installer supports /l option for logging. For more information, see command-line options at MSDN.


If you are an individual user, directly download the relevant application installer from the Downloads and Updates page. Do not use the MSI installer.

During the installation process, IT administrators can choose to create Start menu and desktop shortcuts for the Adobe Connect application by using the icons command-line parameter with the following options:

  • 0 or no value (does not install any icon)
  • 1 (installs the desktop shortcut icon)
  • 2 (installs the Start menu shortcut icon) 
  • 3 (installs the desktop and Start menu shortcut icons)

This feature is supported in Windows only. 

Silently install Adobe Connect 8 add-in using command line (for administrators)

Adobe Connect versions earlier than version 9.0 continue to work using the old add-in. The IT administrators can deploy the old add-in across multiple machines in their organizations using a silent, command-line installation method.

  1. Download the add-in archive from the Adobe Connect Downloads and Updates page and extract the Setup.exe file on your system.

  2. On the command prompt, navigate to the Setup.exe file.

  3. Execute the setup.exe with one of the following command line parameters.

    • /SP: Disables the 'This will install….. Do you wish to Continue?' prompt at the beginning of
      the setup and continue with the Setup Wizard directly.
    • /SILENT: Displays the progress bar indicating the installation progress only to the user.
    • /VERYSILENT: Displays neither the installation wizard nor the progress bar. It installs the add-in silently.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:Install Adobe Connect application for desktop canvas help   Doc ID:82536
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-05-30 12:22 MDTUpdated:2018-05-30 14:16 MDT
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