You have just downloaded the Adobe Flash Player distributable, created an mms.cfg configure file and you want to push it out to your network. You might be scratching your head on how to do this if you don’t have an enterprise software deployment solution?
Don’t worry – there is no need for that – all you need is Group Policy Preferences to push out your mms.cfg config file to your clients! Read more »
At last Adobe have come to the party and released Adobe Flash 11 that comes as 32-Bit and the long awaited 64-Bit versions. This is great news to me because I can now try to use IE 64-Bit browser as my main browser.
Now we have to understand how to deploy Flash 11 using Group Policy for both 32 and 64 bit versions to your clients in a manageable way. This guide will be about deploying Adobe Flash ActiveX version, however the plug-in version would work just the same.
There is a new article which covers the auto-updating aspect of Adobe Flash for enterprise. Read it here:
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This article has been superseded by a new article that includes Adobe Flash 11 (including 32Bit and 64Bit deployments)
So we need to update Adobe Flash for our users…again. With all the security vulnerabilities this one I like to keep on top of as much as I can even though it slips from time to time. Below is a quick summary of how I deploy Adobe Flash using Group Policy.
In brief i will document:
- Where to download the distribution version
- How to deploy it via GPO
- How to prevent the automatic updating
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