Systems Management Question
Kace 3rd party Software Installers for Adobe, old versions?
I'm trying to use the Patching system instead of a Managed Install to deploy the latest versions of things like Adobe Flash and Mozilla Firefox (and Chrome). I've run some tests and it seems to work quite well, however I'm trying to figure out why the latest version of Adobe Flash that my K1000 knows about is Adobe Flash player 126.96.36.199. When I go to Adobe's website, the latest version is 188.8.131.52. I'm guessing this must have to do with latest "stable" release vs latest "beta" release but I can't seem to find any documentation on that.
I've seen some people suggest not to deploy applications using this method, to do a Managed install instead. What's the benefit to one or the other? This method seems to work fine, seemed much easier than creating a managed install anyway. I just added the patch to a label, created a patch schedule that targeted a test machine, and ran it. Worked within a few minutes.