Adobe Flash 10

Question for the pros:
We have Adobe Flash Player Active X (9.0.124.x) on our machines.

To upgrade to Flash 10, do we need to install both the activex and the plug-in msi's for Flash 10?

Or do I need to only install the msi for the Flash 10 Activex? Should the plug-in be an optional install?

How do I find out which version of Adobe Flash plug-in are we using? In Add/Remove I only see Adobe Flash 9 Active X, nothing for plug -in.


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Posted by: adamj777 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
The "plugin" version will be necessary if you use FireFox or any browser other than IE.

Depending on how the plugin was initially installed, it may show up a little differently in Add/Remove programs. If it was installed via the browser, it might look a little different from the msi install. You may have to search the Uninstall keys in your registry to be sure there are not any more versions lurking about. It might start with "Adobe..." or just "Flash..." or even "Macromedia..."

Flash Player 10 follows a much more homogenized naming convention. The two versions should show up right next to each other in Add/Remove programs (at least they will in the msi versions.)

To see which versions you are running, you can go to the following site:

Be careful, though, as this site may actually update your client to the most current version, depending on your browser settings and whether or not you have admin rights.
Posted by: aek 12 years ago
Purple Belt
Thank you.

So essentially I just need to create the install.bat for the activex msi and not for the plug-in msi.

I also created a mms.cfg with disableautoupdate=1 and copied it in the %windir%\system32\macromed\flash\
Posted by: adamj777 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Yes, if you only use IE, you only need the ActiveX player. :) In our environment, we use both. So, my batch file installs both the ActiveX player and the Plugin player. They show up as separate installs in Add/Remove Programs. I test them both by going to the link provided in each browser. If both browsers report the installed version, I am set. :)
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