How to disable update service for adobe flash 11.2
I've installed adobe flash 11.2 and then noticed that every computer in the company has scheduler task to check for adobe updates every hour! I removed this task from all computers, but now I want to update flash again, and when I am updating it this task is popping up again. Is there a way to disable it?
I've got mms.cfg file with AutoUpdateDisable=1 in it. It is copied to every computer during install. It is saved as UTF-8. I've never had this problem with previous flash updates.
Does anyone else have the same problem?
This can be done with the .exe installer by using the command line argument "-install -au 2" The MSI installer can be similarly configured with an MST transform file by using a tool such as Microsoft Orca to add the -au 2 command line parameter. The setting is under "CustomAction" table. Add -au 2 to the command line parameter in the "NewCustomAction1" setting. See http://robotarchive.blogspot.com/2015/01/package-adobe-flash-player-in-sccm-with.html for a walkthrough.
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If you select the option to disable auto updates the service or task should no longer be created (previous versions created the scheduled task regardless). The only issue is that this is only true if you install Flash via the GUI and there currently isnt an option for this when you want to silently install. http://blogs.adobe.com/spohl/2012/05/04/changes-to-adobe-flash-player-background-updater/
UPDATE: I actually just discovered that this can be done with the .exe installer by using the command line argument "-install -au 2". I found this info from a comment by Stephen Pohl here: http://www.gregorystrike.com/2012/05/15/the-adobe-flash-player-update-service-starts-up-every-hour/