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Install Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Windows from the UW Network

NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.


The University of Wyoming is a program member of Adobe’s Open Options Contractual Licensing Program (CLP). As a member, UW is able to secure volume pricing on various Adobe products. This significantly reduces the costs incurred by UW departments and colleges. Further information on this program, product descriptions and pricing, the eligibility requirements, and the necessary steps for attaining a license to a specific Adobe product can be found on the UW Adobe CLP License Web page (

For ease of installation of some Adobe applications, Information Technology (IT) provides network installation points. These network locations are restricted to UWYO domain accounts. Adobe applications are fee-based, so access to the network location will not be granted until a departmental IDR or procurement card (P-card) payment is received by IT.

Minimum System Requirements for Adobe Illustrator CS6

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
  • 1GB of RAM (3GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2GB of RAM (8GB recommended) for 64 bit
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM


  1. Accessing the Network Installation Point for Adobe Illustrator CS6

    1. Click the Start menu button, and click in the Search programs and files box (or click Run in Windows XP).
    2. In the Search programs and files box (or the Run window), type \\\AdobeIllustratorCS6$\Set-up.exe and press Enter.
      NOTE: Make sure that you have typed the correct slashes (i.e. \ and not /).
    3. If prompted for your username and password, enter your username as uwyo\username, where username is your domain username, and the password is your domain password, and click OK.
    4. If you receive a security warning, click Run.
  2. Installing Adobe Illustrator CS6

    1. In the Welcome window click Install.
    2. In the Adobe Software License Agreement window, read the license agreement and click Accept.
    3. In the Serial Number window, enter the serial number given when license was purchased, and click Next.
    4. In the Sign In Required window, click Sign in now.
    5. In the Sign In window
      • If you already have an Adobe ID, enter your Adobe ID credentials, click Sign In, and go on to step F.
      • If you do not have an Adobe ID, click Create an Adobe ID, in the Create an Adobe ID window fill in the requested information, and click Create.
    6. In the Options window, click Install.
      NOTE: If you are running Windows 64-bit, there will two Adobe Illustrator CS6 entries. Accept the default of installing both versions by clicking Install.
    7. In the Installation Complete window, click Close.
  3. Opening Adobe Illustrator CS6

    1. To open Adobe Illustrator CS6, click the Start menu button, point to All Programs (or Programs), and click Adobe Illustrator CS6.
    2. To create a shortcut on your Desktop for Adobe Illustrator CS6, click the Start menu button, point to All Programs (or Programs), right-click Adobe Illustrator CS6, point to Send To, and click Desktop (create shortcut).



Reviewed: 0812 By: AH

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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