Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 full silent installation

Hi all, 
        I'm trying to silently install PSE12 without getting the country selection prompt on first run.
For PSE11, adding COUNTRY=xxx to the script worked eg
start /wait Setup.exe /UL1033 /V“SERIALNUMBER=1111-1111-1111-1111-1111-1111 COUNTRY=244"

However using this script to install PSE12 doesn't work.

Any tips would be appreciated.



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Posted by: zedbike 9 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt



Great stuff the ini file to do the country was the missing piece to my puzzel. Here's how I did a silent install


I used prtk.exe to create the prov.xml file:

adobe_prtk.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize --generate -- --serial=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx --leid="V7{}PhotoshopElements-EMT12-Win-GM" --regsuppress=ss --eulasuppress

I copied the prov.xml file and adobe_prtk.exe to my source file location. I also created the elements.inin file as shown in previous post and copied that to the source files too.

I then created a batch file in the source file directory:


cd /d %~dp0

Start/wait setup.exe /q /UL1033/V"SERIALNUMBER=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx"

adobe_prtk.exe --tool=VolumeSerialize --provfile

del /q c:\"users\public\desktop\adobe photoshop elements 12.lnk"

copy elements.ini "C:\Users\All Users\Adobe\Elements Organizer\12.0"


This batch file also removes the desktop shortcut to Elements


Hope this helps!!

Posted by: EricD 9 years ago
Senior White Belt

I've been having that same issue and what I found is the first time you run Photoshop it creates "C:\Users\All Users\Adobe\Elements Organizer\12.0\elements.ini" without a country code in it.  So I put in 244 for the code and copied the elements.ini file into my source files. 

So the elements.ini looks like this:


And my install.bat looks like this:

start/wait Setup.exe /UL1033 /V“SERIALNUMBER=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx"
copy elements.ini "C:\Users\All Users\Adobe\Elements Organizer\12.0"

Not sure if that's the best way to do it but it works for me.  Now I just need to figure out the license/registration issue.

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