I am trying to figure out a script that works that will install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

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Since I'm on a roll, I'll answer this as well.

If you’re looking to uninstall before you update I've (stolen and then) put together a small PowerShell script that uninstalls anything based on the name of the program, but regardless of version.

Then I do a clean install, and for flash the .exe works like a charm for us. (That said, I've haven't tested the uninstall for Flash since we've included that in K2 deployments, but we've done it with Java and VMware viewer, so this should be a breeze...)

PowerShell uninstall.ps1:

Get-WmiObject -Class win32_product | ? {$_.Name -like "*Adobe*Flash*"} | % {msiexec /x "$($_.IdentifyingNumber)" /qn /noreboot | Out-Null}

Bat-file install.bat:  (I use auto update, if you don't want that do "-au 0" instead)

start /wait powershell -nologo -executionpolicy bypass -noprofile -file ".\Uninstall_Java.ps1"

install_flash_player_12_active_x.exe -install -au 2 

 

Zip everything and deploy as an online script. Works like magic... :-)

Answered 02/20/2014 by: adam_nerell
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I deploy the .msi via Managed Installation and use the /qn /i run parameter

Answered 02/21/2014 by: rockhead44
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  • I do this as well but do modify the msi first using either Orca or InstEd It to modify the Property table to my liking.
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There are some resources here that should be helpful:

http://www.itninja.com/software/adobe/flash-player-3/12-1004

I deploy Flash Player with a distribution not a script. If you apply to distribute Flash Player the MSI files you get work very well with KACE.

 

Answered 02/20/2014 by: chucksteel
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I'm still using the .exe installter with the /install switch with no issues. Are you using the offline installers?

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

FYI you are supposed to have a current distribution license with Adobe to use those installers...

Answered 02/20/2014 by: jegolf
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Here is what I use from a managed install perspective - msiexec.exe /i install_flash_player_12_active_x.msi /quiet /norestart /log "C:\Temp\flashActivX12.log"

Answered 02/20/2014 by: bnerison
Orange Belt

  • Is that what you have in the field of Run Parameters and do you select Configure Manually?
    • Yes, and I upload the associated file to KACE box.
      • I got your screen shot. I applied it exactly like you have and it is still not working. Any ideas?
      • I got it to work. I had to take out the last part after /norestart and it installed just fine.
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I was able to install this by just using msiexec.exe /i install_flash_player_12_active_x.msi /quiet /norestart.

msiexec.exe /i install_flash_player_12_active_x.msi /quiet /norestart /log "C:\Temp\flashActivX12.log" - See more at: http://www.itninja.com/question/does-anyone-have-a-good-script-to-deploy-the-latest-version-of-adobe-flash-player#sthash.abOfKBhg.dpuf
msiexec.exe /i install_flash_player_12_active_x.msi /quiet /norestart /log "C:\Temp\flashActivX12.log" - See more at: http://www.itninja.com/question/does-anyone-have-a-good-script-to-deploy-the-latest-version-of-adobe-flash-player#sthash.abOfKBhg.dpuf
Answered 02/20/2014 by: tsienkiewicz@ldirx.com
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  • Makes sense if you don't have a c:\temp folder to create the log file (/log "C:\Temp\flashActivX12.log"). Can substitute in another location if needed. I use this log file for installation status info.

    Glad it worked!
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