I just used this process to deploy Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 to 90 iMacs so it should work just fine for everyone. Use Apple Remote Desktop to copy the files and run the install command.

  1. Copy the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 folder from the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 installation DVD to your hard drive.
  2. Open the deploy folder in the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 folder copied from the installation DVD in Step 1.
  3. Copy the AdobePhotoshopElements8xx_XX.install.xml file for the language to be installed to a local drive and close the deploy folder.
  4. Open the AdobePhotoshopElements8xx_XX.install.xml file copied in Step 3 in TextEdit.
    1. Locate the following line:
    2. <Property name=”serialNumber”>EnterSerialNumberHere</Property>
    3. Replace the string “EnterSerialNumberHere” with your 24-digit AOO volume license serial number (without the dashes).
    4. Save and Quit TextEdit.
  5. Create an application.xml.override file:
    1. Open Notepad.
    2. Paste the following code into it:
        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
        <Data key="EULADelay">0</Data>
        <Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
        <Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
    3. Choose File > Save.
    4. From the Save As Type menu, choose All Files.
    5. From the Encoding menu, choose UTF-8.
    6. Type “application.xml.override” in the Filename box.
    7. Save the file in the Adobe Premiere Elements folder copied in Step 1.
  6. Copy the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 folder to your destination machines into their /private/tmp folder.
  7. Run this Unix command to do a silent, hands-off install.
      "/private/tmp/Adobe Photoshop Elements 8/Setup.app/Contents/MacOS/Setup" --mode=silent --deploymentFile="/private/tmp/Adobe Photoshop Elements 8/deploy/AdobePhotoshopElements8en_US.install.xml"