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Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) gives MSU employees access to the entire collection of Adobe's creative applications for desktop as well as great mobile apps, and includes new features like cloud storage and and sharing. Download old favorites like Photoshop and InDesign, and check out new tools like Experience Design.  


Faculty and Staff (limited)


MSU's Adobe Creative Cloud agreement provides Adobe CC licenses to MSU employees at no cost for academic and business purposes. Software can be downloaded only on MSU-owned devices (up to 2).  Licenses are limited.


Complete the Adobe CC Request form to request a license.  If you already have Adobe CC on your computer, see the directions below to upgrade.

Download & Installation

Adobe Creative Cloud software is downloaded to your device directly from Adobe, unlike in the past at MSU where it was downloaded from a server on campus or a disc.  Before installing please note the following:

  • If you currently have Adobe CC (2014) on your computer you do not need to remove programs before upgrading.
  • If you have Adobe CS on your computer you can choose to uninstall but it is not required.  Any version of Adobe CS and CC can run side-by-side.  To avoid confusion though, we recommend uninstalling.


Please NOTE: To download Adobe CC software you start by downloading the Adobe Creative Cloud app.  This app then allows you to install and/or update and manage other Adobe CC software. The instructions below walk you through the process. 

KNOWN ISSUES: Some minor installation issues were encountered as UIT was testing the new Adobe CC software and installation process. Please refer to our Adobe CC Known Issues page for some solutions should you encounter trouble during installation.  For additional assistance please contact the UIT Service Desk.

1. Visit

2. Click Sign In in the upper right hand corner of screen.

3. Click Sign in with Enterprise ID under the Sign In button (highlighted in the image below)

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4. Enter in the email address field (just enter and not your email address), 
then hit the Tab key.   See image below. 
image of Enterprise ID login fields.


*NOTE: If you are prompted again with the screen shown in the image below, select Enterprise ID.  
This may occur if you already have an AdobeCC account connected to your email address.

Screenshot of Choose an account for Adobe ID or Enterprise ID


6. Enter your NetID and NetID Password when presented with the MSU Web Login page.

7. Click Desktop Downloads under the Creative Cloud Apps heading.

8. Scroll down to Creative Cloud and click Download.

Image showing red creative cloud logo

10. Follow the onscreen instructions to install.

Once you have installed the Creative Cloud App you will use it to access, install/update other Adobe CC software to your desktop.

1. Open the Creative Cloud application on your computer.

2. Click the Apps tab.

Image showing the tabs available in the creative cloud app: home, apps, assets, stock, community

3. Scroll through the listed apps and choose those you'd like to install or update.  Download and follow onscreen instructions when prompted. 


To avoid confusion we recommend uninstalling Adobe CS software before installing Adobe CC.  However, you may run Adobe CS and Adobe CC software side-by-side if you choose to.  If you want to keep Adobe CS installed alongside Adobe CC, skip the instructions below and proceed to the Adobe Creative Cloud install instructions above.

It you would like to uninstall Adobe Creative Suite please follow the directions below to do so.


1. Open the Control Panel on your computer.

2. Click Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features.

3. Scroll to Adobe software on your computer (will include CS6, CS5, etc. in name of program)

4. Click the software you want to uninstall.

5. Click the Uninstall button that appears near top of the list of programs.

For more information visit Uninstall or Change programs in Windows.

1. Go to the Finder. 

2. Navigate to Applications folder.

3. Select the app you want to uninstall.

4. Drag application icon to the Trash or right-click on select "Move to Trash".

5. Right-click on the Trash can and select "Empty Trash". 





ATTENTION:  Effective July 7, 2017, the Adobe CC Work-at-Home license is no longer being offered by Adobe.

If you purchased an annual Work-at-Home license prior to this date Adobe CC software will be available to use the length of the subscription. For example if the license was purchased in March 2017, you will be able to use Adobe CC until the license runs out in March 2018.   

Students and faculty may purchase a new license directly from Adobe for home use if they wish. ***Please be aware of the terms of purchase; the price offered is only good for one year after which it will go up.***