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Hell All, I have been beating my head against the wall for days trying to get Adobe Flash and Reader DC (v. 31) to install as part of a scripted installation. I have gone through countless forums and tried every command/switch known to man that I could find.

Quick notes:

I did download the distribution versions from Adobe

Flash-MSI
Reader-EXE

I want to be able to install these silently, but my task keeps failing... is there any working parameter that will install these softwares?

Some of the commands I have tried:

Flash

msiexec /i "install_flash_player_31_active_x.msi" /quiet /norestart /qn-quotes

msiexec /i install_flash_player_31_active_x.msi /quiet /norestart -No Quotes

msiexec.exe /i install_flash_player_31_active_x.msi /quiet /norestart -No Quotes

msiexec.exe /i 'install_flash_player_31_active_x.msi' /quiet /norestart -Quotes

msiexec /i "install_flash_player_31_active_x.msi" /quiet /norestart /qn- Quotes

msiexec /i install_flash_player_31_active_x.msi /quiet /norestart /qn- No Quotes


Adobe Reader DC

AcroRdrDC1801120058_en_US.exe /sAll /rs /msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES

msiexec /i AcroRdrDC1801120058_en_US.exe /qn-No quotes

msiexec /i "AcroRdrDC1801120058_en_US.exe" /qn-quotes

msiexec.exe /i AcroRdrDC1801120058_en_US.exe /qn-No quotes

msiexec.exe /i "AcroRdrDC1801120058_en_US.exe" /qn-quotes

I am going crazy over this! lol any help would be MOST appreciated.




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  • I would also like to make these installations silent if all possible under the MI if thats the route I need to go. I am seeing others who are having troubles with the versions of Flash and Acrobat.


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Where on Earth did you get the 'Quotes', 'No Quotes' from!?! Run MSIEXEC on its own and it will present a dialog box with all the valid arguments, none of which contain "quotes"!

Also, with regard to posts like this, always, always, ALWAYS use a path when specifying files. Generally speaking, prepending the filename with '%~dp0' and no trailing backslash will suffice. 

Lastly, for MSIs, always, always, ALWAYS log the installation because, if it fails, you won't have a single clue why.

Thus, not:

msiexec.exe /i install_flash_player_21_plugin.msi /qn

but:

msiexec.exe /i "%~dp0install_flash_player_21_plugin.msi" /qn /l*v %windir%\TEMP\install_flash_player_21_plugin.log"

Answered 09/14/2018 by: VBScab
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here is the command I use for our last adobe flash managed install........

we don't use flash in our environment anymore so its a bit outdated.....


msiexec.exe /i install_flash_player_21_plugin.msi /qn


also check the box for "Don't prepend msiexec.exe".

Answered 09/14/2018 by: akmagnum
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As for the adobe reader dc......

I just tried it and this method woks for the "exe" file..........

Download the exe file......"AcroRdrDC1801120058_en_US.exe" and upload to kace software catalogue.

Create a managed install......

Associate the file..........

check the box "Override default installation "......

in the "Full command line" field ..........add

AcroRdrDC1801120058_en_US.exe /sAll

also check the box "Don't prepend msiexec.exe"

Worked for me.


 

Answered 09/14/2018 by: akmagnum
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  • I would also like to make these installations silent if all possible under the MI if thats the route I need to go. I am seeing others who are having troubles with the versions of Flash and Acrobat.
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Hello all, thank you for the replies and sorry for the late reply!

VBSCab- the quotes are not actually part of the command, I was just stating where I put my quotes in my syntax to see if that was the problem. 

IE msiexec /i AcroRdrDC1801120058_en_US.exe /qn-No quotes (I did not include this part In my command, was just stating if I used them or not). 

My apologies if I confused. 

akmagnum- I havent done a managed install yet, but I do have one question. Since I do not want to push this software out to the masses, only to new machines I image, would I have to create a label and would need to put every new machine I image into this label in order for them to get Adobe Flash/Reader? I want to try to automate our imaging process as much as I can.
Answered 09/18/2018 by: bwl84
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Here is the method I use, as I create a transform with Orca and zip them for a post-installation task--but you can leave off the transforms part. The same works for the K1000.
msiexec.exe /qn /i install_flash_player_31_active_x.msi TRANSFORMS=activex.mst
Answered 09/20/2018 by: breanne
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