Personal/Unmanaged Device Use

If you have a personal or non-managed computer, follow these steps to install Adobe Creative Cloud software.

NOTE: A Personal Computer is a laptop or desktop computer not owned by SHSU. A Non-Managed Computer is a laptop or desktop computer, owned by SHSU, that is not part of the main SHSU network. The laptop or desktop computer does not receive automatic software updates.

  1. Visit and select Download to download the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application Installer.

Download Page 


  1. Select Sign in on the Creative Cloud: start your free trial screen.

Web Signin 

  1. On the following screen, enter your non-alias SHSU email address. Before entering the password, the website will then ask if the account is for an Adobe ID or an Enterprise ID. Select Enterprise ID.

 Web Signin

Select Enterprise ID 

  1. A Sam Houston State University sign on page will display. Enter the SHSU username and password and select Login.


  1. At the Creative Cloud: start your download page, please answer the questions and click Continue.


  1. The Creative Cloud: Get started page will display with download and installation instructions.

 Install Directions

  1. Once the Creative Cloud Desktop application is installed, launch the application and click the Sign in with an Enterprise ID

Installer Signin

  1. Start typing the non-alias SHSU email address and password and you will be directed to an SHSU sign on page. You can also click Sign in with Enterprise ID and it will bring you to the SHSU sign on page. At this point you should be able to enter your SHSU username and password then log in.

Installer Signin with Enterprise ID


  1. After logging in, you can Install or Update apps from the Apps

Install Apps