Hi all,

I succesfully distributed the Flashplayer 10.2.152.26 with SCCM but now saw that users receive the message that auto updating fails due to missing administrative rights. To suppress those annoying dialogues I'd like to distribute Flashplayer 10.2.152.32 with an option that suppress the auto update function.
For the distribution I use the EXE-installer and option "-install". Is there another option to disable auto update and if yes which is it ?
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  • Switches can be used to configure the installer; auto updates can be configured as disabled, or not installed at all

    NB: This was tested with Adobe distributor EXEs and MSIs. I don't know whether the downloader which end users are given (1MB) will pass these switches to the installer, though -au is passed after the user is asked about update preferences.

    Installation switches with defintions:
    -au [0-2] Automatic update: 0 - auto; 1 - notify; 2 - disabled. Configures mms.cfg; only when update service is installed.
    -install {activex,plugin}
    Install all or {specific} modules; all modules: ActiveX, plugin, and update service-uninstall Uninstall all modules

    Installation switches which I haven't tested:
    -iv
    -skipARPEntry
    -refreshIEElevationPolicies

    As the MSI wraps the EXE installer, parameters can be passed to the installer using a transform of the CustomAction: NewCustomAction1, created using Orca
  • Doesn't MMS.CFG have to be in Unicode format?
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I've just associated this thread to the Package KB entry for Flash Player 10.x. - see top of page under the thread title.

The first section under 'Command Lines' provides the information you need.

Thanks,

Dunnpy
Answered 03/15/2011 by: dunnpy
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Hi dunnpy and thanks.

Do you mean this entry ?
First, we create mms.cfg, with the following contents:
AutoUpdateDisable=1
We then created a transform to copy mms.cfg to %windir%\system32\Macromed\Flash
Finally, we install with:
msiexec /i flashplayer.msi TRANSFORMS=flashplayer.mst /qn


What does the author mean with: "We then created a transform to copy mms.cfg..." ?
Answered 03/16/2011 by: Niclas
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What does the author mean with: "We then created a transform to copy mms.cfg..." ?

They created an .MST, or Transform file, which adds changes to the original MSI (it's a vendor MSI, so you don't want to make any direct changes to it)
In this transform they added the extra mms.cfg file to the installer.

So a transform file is a file that adds some things, or more accurately, applies a number of changes to an existing installer. Those changes then get applied using the TRANSFORMS= command line option for msiexec.exe

Rgds,

PJ
Answered 03/16/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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  • What was the entry made to the trasnsform file to copy the MMS.config file.
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Ah, thanks for the clarification !
So I'd use the ORCA-Tool to create a transform file but unfortunately only have .EXE installers.
Since I couldn't find any Flashplayer stand alone MSIs I always downloaded the EXEs but those I cannot load into the ORCA-tool.

Any hint where I can get Stand alone MSIs ?
Answered 03/16/2011 by: Niclas
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Since I couldn't find any Flashplayer stand alone MSIs I always downloaded the EXEs
Strange, on this site I found links for both .exe and .msi installers

Kind Regards,

PJ
Answered 03/16/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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The package KB for Flash that I linked previously has the details of where to download from for the MSI versions, and that you need to sign a distribution agreement with Adobe for permission to deploy within your ogranisation.

TL;DR eh?

Dunnpy
Answered 03/16/2011 by: dunnpy
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Thanks for the link pjgeutjens ! I'll check this one.
@dunnpy: Yeah, I'd registered but had never received any reply. :\
Answered 03/23/2011 by: Niclas
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IIRC, you don't get a reply but, after submitting your details, you get redirected to the download page.
Answered 03/23/2011 by: VBScab
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Hmm......no, not as I can remember but will try again.
Answered 03/23/2011 by: Niclas
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You can run a command line task to first delete mms.cfg and then "echo create" the file:

DEL /F /Q "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg"
DEL /F /Q "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg"

cmd /c echo AutoUpdateDisable=1 >> "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg"
cmd /c echo AutoUpdateDisable=1 >> "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg"
Answered 03/23/2011 by: LeeBerg
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As noted in the package KB, altho the mms.cfg file will disable automatic updates, the checkbox will still be checked when you view the Global Notification Settings panel linked here:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager05.html

but as noted, it's a false positive. In order to get that box to show unchecked, you'll need to copy back the settings.sol file as noted in previous KB's for Flash. Also please note that setting the property

ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES = 0

does absolutely nothing.
Answered 04/19/2011 by: Rainman_CT
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Guys,

what was the actual entry to the MST file to copy to the MMS.cfg

Answered 04/20/2012 by: Clos_Green
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Switches can be used to configure the installer; auto updates can be configured as disabled, or not installed at all

NB: This was tested with Adobe distributor EXEs and MSIs. I don't know whether the downloader which end users are given (1MB) will pass these switches to the installer, though -au is passed after the user is asked about update preferences.
 
    Installation switches with defintions:
    -au [0-2] Automatic update: 0 - auto; 1 - notify; 2 - disabled. Configures mms.cfg; only when update service is installed.
    -install {activex,plugin}
    Install all or {specific} modules; all modules: ActiveX, plugin, and update service-uninstall Uninstall all modules

    Installation switches which I haven't tested:
    -iv
    -skipARPEntry
    -refreshIEElevationPolicies

As the MSI wraps the EXE installer, parameters can be passed to the installer using a transform of the CustomAction: NewCustomAction1, created using Orca

Answered 09/25/2014 by: mattmill30
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Switches can be used to configure the installer; auto updates can be configured as disabled, or not installed at all

NB: This was tested with Adobe distributor EXEs and MSIs. I don't know whether the downloader which end users are given (1MB) will pass these switches to the installer, though -au is passed after the user is asked about update preferences.
 
    Installation switches with defintions:
    -au [0-2] Automatic update: 0 - auto; 1 - notify; 2 - disabled. Configures mms.cfg; only when update service is installed.
    -install {activex,plugin}
    Install all or {specific} modules; all modules: ActiveX, plugin, and update service-uninstall Uninstall all modules

    Installation switches which I haven't tested:
    -iv
    -skipARPEntry
    -refreshIEElevationPolicies

As the MSI wraps the EXE installer, parameters can be passed to the installer using a transform of the CustomAction: NewCustomAction1, created using Orca
Answered 09/25/2014 by: mattmill30
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