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To install the redistributable Adobe AIR framework (which, as another poster mentions, must be acquired from Adobe), use the following syntax:

AdobeAIRInstaller.exe -silent
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After downloading the installer from Adobe.com; extract the MSI and support files from the EXE using a compression tool (I use 7Zip or WinRAR).

Then you have an MSI that uses the standard switches.
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Enterprise Deployment is now supported with version 1.1.

You can apply for an enterprise license at: http://www.adobe.com/products/air/runtime_distribution1.html
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Adobe claims that you have to run their Settings Manager to disable Air's auto update utility. They also claim that you cannot bypass the EULA Accept button. After they pushed an update to 1.5 today which caused errors on thousands of kiosks I own the environment for, I sat down and took a closer look.

You can bypass the EULA screen by writing an empty file named eulaAccepted in the %APPDATA%\Adobe\Air folder.
You can disable Auto-Updates WITHOUT downloading their "Settings Manager" by writing an empty file named UpdateDisabled to the %APPDATA%\Adobe\Air folder. These are per-user settings.

I did these changes in this simple batch file:
cd "%APPDATA%\Adobe\Air"
type nul > UpdateDisabled
type nul > eulaAccepted

Hope this helps!
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For Adobe Air 1.5.8900.

For disable update : you must create a reg KEY like Adobe say it :
Preventing automatic updates to Adobe AIR:
On Windows, add a DWORD value named UpdateDisabled to the HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Policies\Adobe\AIR registry key, and set the value to 1.
source : http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AIR/1.5/air_admin/WS5b3ccc516d4fbf351e63e3d11c0f59823a-7ff0.html#WS5b3ccc516d4fbf351e63e3d11c0f59823a-7ff6

For uninstall, use msiexec /x {A2BCA9F1-566C-4805-97D1-7FDC93386723}
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Additional info for the above posted by nuri.

The 2 files are created by the adobe air settings manager app when you disable auto updates.


Adobe are strange bunch. they do not provide an app but do provide docs on creating a UTF-8 text document in a subfolder on system32 for controlling flashplayer auto updates on a machine basis. And then they release adobe air which they supply an app which writes 2 files with no extension or content to the current users appdata folder. What a joke.
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1.5 supports Eula Acceptance from the command line:
AdobeAIRInstaller.exe -silent -eulaAccepted

I've also found that you have to remove old versions before installing the new one. Keep your old installers and you can simply run:
\\server\share\AdobeAIR\version\AdobeAIRInstaller.exe -uninstall
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Here's a VBScript I'm using to create the eulaAccepted and updateDisabled files for all user profiles on the machine:


On Error Resume Next
Dim FSO : Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FilesystemObject")
Dim oFile

For Each oSub in FSO.GetFolder("C:\Documents and Settings").SubFolders
If oSub.Name <> "NetworkService" And oSub.Name <> "LocalService" Then
If Not FSO.FolderExists(oSub & "\Application Data\Adobe\AIR") Then
FSO.CreateFolder oSub & "\Application Data\Adobe\AIR"
End If
Set oFile = FSO.CreateTextFile(oSub & "\Application Data\Adobe\AIR\eulaAccepted", True)
oFile.Close
Set oFile = FSO.CreateTextFile(oSub & "\Application Data\Adobe\AIR\UpdateDisabled", True)
oFile.Close
End If
Next
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To run the Adobe AIR installer silently, start the Adobe AIR installer with the following command-line options:

-silent {-eulaAccepted -pingbackAllowed ( -location <loc> ) -desktopShortcut -programMenu} path
silent—The -silent option tells the AIR installer to run in silent mode.
eulaAccepted—With the optional -eulaAccepted option specified, if the AIR application installer installs Adobe AIR, it records acceptance of the Adobe AIR end-user license agreement (EULA). The Adobe AIR installer records this acceptance for all users of the target computer.
Important: Use the -eulaAccepted option only if your organization has agreed to the Adobe AIR end-user license agreement. You can only specify the -eulaAccepted option if the organization has agreed to the Adobe AIR end-user license for all users of the computer. You can only specify the -eulaAccepted option for deployment within an intranet.
If you do not include the -eulaAccepted option and Adobe AIR is installed during a silent installation, Adobe AIR will later present the Adobe AIR end-user license agreement to each user of the machine. Users see the end-user license agreement (with the option to accept it) upon first running an AIR application.
If used, specify the -eulaAccepted option immediately after the ‑silent option.
pingbackAllowed — Allows the installer to check for updates to the AIR runtime and report a successful install to Adobe over the Internet. No identifying information is transmitted.
location—The optional -location option provides the location (an absolute file system path) to install the AIR application. The default location is the standard application installation location.
desktopShortcut—The optional -desktopShortcut option causes the installer to install a desktop shortcut for the installed AIR application. If you do not specify this option, no desktop shortcut is installed.
programMenu—The optional -programMenu option causes the installer to install a program menu shortcut for the installed application (on Windows). If you do not specify this option, no program menu shortcut is installed.
path—The path option specifies the path to the AIR file to install.
The AIR application installer installs the correct version of Adobe AIR on the target computer, as required by the AIR application to be installed. For example, if the AIR application to be installed requires the AIR 1.1 runtime, and the end user’s computer has only AIR 1.0 installed (or no version of AIR installed), the installation process installs the AIR 1.1 runtime along with the AIR application. The version of the AIR application installer must be compatible with the version required by the AIR application.
You cannot use the silent installer option to update an installed AIR application. This is because the AIR installer cannot determine whether the version to be installed is newer than the installed version, and it would pose a security risk to downgrade the application.
To install or update the runtime only, use the -silent option without specifying a path or any other options.
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To allow users (I have only tested on Power Users at the moment) to install Air Apps I found that editing "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources\template.msi" with ORCA and then changing the property "ALLUSERS=1" to "ALLUSERS=2" allows them to install Air apps with ease. Alternatively, you can also drop this row.

I found this workaround/fix while reviewing the verbose MSI logs and noticing that an Air application calls a MSI to install it. Poked around and found the template.msi and that value. My testing application has been Yammer. A Power user is able to install it, and can also receive an automated update to Yammer with no issues.
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To run the Adobe AIR installer silently, start the Adobe AIR installer with the following command-line options:

-silent {-eulaAccepted -pingbackAllowed ( -location <loc> ) -desktopShortcut -programMenu} path
silent—The -silent option tells the AIR installer to run in silent mode.
eulaAccepted—With the optional -eulaAccepted option specified, if the AIR application installer installs Adobe AIR, it records acceptance of the Adobe AIR end-user license agreement (EULA). The Adobe AIR installer records this acceptance for all users of the target computer.
Important: Use the -eulaAccepted option only if your organization has agreed to the Adobe AIR end-user license agreement. You can only specify the -eulaAccepted option if the organization has agreed to the Adobe AIR end-user license for all users of the computer. You can only specify the -eulaAccepted option for deployment within an intranet.
If you do not include the -eulaAccepted option and Adobe AIR is installed during a silent installation, Adobe AIR will later present the Adobe AIR end-user license agreement to each user of the machine. Users see the end-user license agreement (with the option to accept it) upon first running an AIR application.
If used, specify the -eulaAccepted option immediately after the ‑silent option.
pingbackAllowed — Allows the installer to check for updates to the AIR runtime and report a successful install to Adobe over the Internet. No identifying information is transmitted.
location—The optional -location option provides the location (an absolute file system path) to install the AIR application. The default location is the standard application installation location.
desktopShortcut—The optional -desktopShortcut option causes the installer to install a desktop shortcut for the installed AIR application. If you do not specify this option, no desktop shortcut is installed.
programMenu—The optional -programMenu option causes the installer to install a program menu shortcut for the installed application (on Windows). If you do not specify this option, no program menu shortcut is installed.
path—The path option specifies the path to the AIR file to install.
The AIR application installer installs the correct version of Adobe AIR on the target computer, as required by the AIR application to be installed. For example, if the AIR application to be installed requires the AIR 1.1 runtime, and the end user’s computer has only AIR 1.0 installed (or no version of AIR installed), the installation process installs the AIR 1.1 runtime along with the AIR application. The version of the AIR application installer must be compatible with the version required by the AIR application.
You cannot use the silent installer option to update an installed AIR application. This is because the AIR installer cannot determine whether the version to be installed is newer than the installed version, and it would pose a security risk to downgrade the application.
To install or update the runtime only, use the -silent option without specifying a path or any other options.
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Apr 2010 - SILENT uninstall Adobe Air:

msiexec /x {A2BCA9F1-566C-4805-97D1-7FDC93386723} /qa

Another (unproven) method:
AdobeAIRInstaller.exe -uninstall

..where AdobeAIRInstaller.exe is the original installer.
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Just wanted to add to the nuri's post above that for Adobe AIR v2.0.2 the UpdateDisabled file should stay empty as it was, but the EulaAccepted file must contain "2" as the only character.

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Here's the vbscript, updated for Windows 7

'Disable error messages
On Error Resume Next

'Declare global variables
Dim objFSO :
Dim objFile

'Instantiate objects
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FilesystemObject")

'Loop through subfolders in C:\Users
For Each objSub in objFSO.GetFolder("C:\Users").SubFolders

'Confirm that folders are not system folders
If objSub.Name <> "All Users" And objSub.Name <> "Default" And objSub.Name <> "Default User" And objSub.Name <> "Public"Then

'Create necessary subdir
If Not objFSO.FolderExists(objSub & "\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\AIR") Then
objFSO.CreateFolder objSub & "\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\AIR"
End If

'Create file indicating acceptance of the EULA
Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(objSub & "\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\AIR\eulaAccepted", True)

'Close file
objFile.Close

'Create file indicating disabling of updates
Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(objSub & "\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\AIR\UpdateDisabled", True)

'Close file
objFile.Close

End If

Next
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