• How To Install Applications that are in Adobe AIR Format:

    Posted on April 4, 2012 by in Application Packaging

    As a Desktop Engineer you might come across wide variety of applications in various formats. The most common formats are MSI’s, Setup.exe or Installshield EXE’s. But Adobe came up with AIR which means ADOBE INTEGRATED RUNTIME.

    Some applications that are available in this format are Desktop Chatter from Salesforce, Desktube, Dorame, Earth Browser, Google Analytics etc.

    What is Adobe AIR:

    The Adobe AIR runtime enables developers to deploy standalone applications built with HTML, JavaScript, Flash across various platforms and devices including Android, Blackberry, iOS, Personal computers and televisions.


    1. Install ADOBE AIR software. Prior to installing the .air applications we have to install the runtime. If the Runtime is already installed then you can skip this step.
    2. The latest Runtime software is available on Adobe site.http://get.adobe.com/air/
    3. Please make sure you have the latest runtime. If you have very old version of runtime installed on your machines then some new software applications might not install.For example desktop_mv_2.0.2.air is desktop chatter application that is provided by salesforce. This application will only install with latest version of ADOBE AIR installed.
    4. Goto the command line and type the following:

      C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe

      -silent -eulaAccepted -programMenu %temp%\desktop_mv_2.0.2.air

      Silent –  To install Silently without any user prompts

      eulaAccepted –  This will not prompt for the end user license agreement

      Programmenu –  This will create the  program menu shortcut

      %temp%\desktop_mv_2.0.2.air –  Path to the .air file in this case it is temp directory

    5. I have create a wise script that will install the Adobe AIR and then install the deskop chatter application.
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    One Responseso far.

    1. uday kiran says:

      Please tell how to generate a log file while installing .air applications

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