Gentlemen [and ladies],
It seems, once again, I am in need of assistance.
We’re having to problems with flash here. For some strange reason all of the computers are saying they have both Flash 9.0 and Flash 10.3.183.7.
Adobe’s “check flash” webpage says we have 7.something… No idea why.
Removing the Flash 9.0 manually and reinstalling 10.3.183.7 appears to solve the problem and I, wrongly, assumed that Flash 9.0 had just not been uninstalled properly.
I’ve rebuilt a couple of computers and the problem is there again. [I had fixed it before.]
Could the build image contain flash 9.0? Or is it more likely being partially installed because of another flash dependant program? [Like 2Simple, for example.]
If it’s the image, is it possible to change the image or would I need to build a clean machine to make a new image off of?
Its probably some software thats installing flash with itself. I suggest you load up everything on an image then remove flash.
Uninstall Flash Player | Windows
Then install the latest version.
a lot of 2 simple software does use flash so its not impossible thats where its coming from
you could just edit your image so that on first bootup before it gets all its network software (presumably where flash 10.3 is coming from group policy) it runs the flash uninstaller tool silently to remove old version
When ever this happens here I:
- Install "Windows uninstaller Utility"
- Find all entries of flash, active x flash etc and uninstall
- Install latest flash and the problem 9/10 gets resolved
Some software packages may contain flash but it's best to check your image to see whether it contains legacy versions which are causing you these issues.
Powershell is great. =]
# AUTOMATED ADOBE FLASH PLAYER MAINTENANCE POWERSCRIPT FOR
# PUBLIC COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT
# SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 32-BIT WINDOWS XP, VISTA, OR 7 AND
# MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 2.0 WITH SERVICE PACK 1 OR HIGHER AND
# WINDOWS POWERSHELL 2.0 OR HIGHER
# SCRIPT TAKES APPROXIMATELY 2.5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE
# BEST PRACTICE: CREATE A SCHEDULED TASK TO RUN POWERSHELL AS
# AN ADMINISTRATOR AT LOGIN WITH THIS SCRIPT AS A PARAMETER AND
# STORED IN A CENTRAL AND SHARED FILE LOCATION
# YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COPY, MODIFY, AND DISTRIBUTE THIS SCRIPT
# EMAIL TRAINTRAX@MAIL.COM FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
'SCRIPT HAS STARTED...'
'UNINSTALLING CURRENT ADOBE FLASH PLAYER ACTIVEX CONTROL FOR INTERNET EXPLORER...'
$uninstallActiveX = Get-WmiObject -Class 'Win32_Product' -Filter "Name = 'Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX'"
$uninstallActiveX.Uninstall() | Out-Null
'UNINSTALLING CURRENT ADOBE FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN FOR MOZILLA FIREFOX...'
$uninstallPlugin = Get-WmiObject -Class 'Win32_Product' -Filter "Name = 'Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin'"
$uninstallPlugin.Uninstall() | Out-Null
'DOWNLOADING LATEST WINDOWS INSTALLER FILE (.msi) FOR ADOBE FLASH PLAYER ACTIVEX CONTROL...'
$downloadActiveX = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$fromUrl = 'http://www.adobe.com/go/full_flashplayer_win_msi'
$saveTo = "$Env:Temp\install_flash_player_10_active_x.msi"
'DOWNLOADING LATEST WINDOWS INSTALLER FILE (.msi) FOR ADOBE FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN...'
$downloadPlugin = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$fromUrl = 'http://www.adobe.com/go/full_flashplayer_win_pl_msi'
$saveTo = "$Env:Temp\install_flash_player_10_plugin.msi"
'STOPPING INTERNET EXPLORER PROCESS...'
Stop-Process -ProcessName 'iexplore' -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
'SILENTLY INSTALLING ACTIVEX CONTROL USING WINDOWS INSTALLER...'
$installActiveX = Get-WmiObject -List 'Win32_Product'
$installActiveX.Install("$Env:Temp\install_flash_player_10_active_x.msi") | Out-Null
'STOPPING MOZILLA FIREFOX PROCESS...'
Stop-Process -ProcessName 'firefox' -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
'SILENTLY INSTALLING PLUGIN USING WINDOWS INSTALLER...'
$installPlugin = Get-WmiObject -List 'Win32_Product'
$installPlugin.Install("$Env:Temp\install_flash_player_10_plugin.msi") | Out-Null
'CREATING ADOBE FLASH PLAYER CONFIGURATION FILE AND DISABLING AUTOMATIC UPDATE NOTIFICATION...'
New-Item -Path "C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg" -ItemType 'File' -Value 'AutoUpdateDisable=1' -Force | Out-Null
'DELETING DOWNLOADED MSI FILE FOR ACTIVEX CONTROL...'
Remove-Item -Path "$Env:Temp\install_flash_player_10_active_x.msi"
'DELETING DOWNLOADED MSI FILE FOR PLUGIN...'
Remove-Item -Path "$Env:Temp\install_flash_player_10_plugin.msi"
'SCRIPT IS COMPLETE!'
A number of old 2Simple installs do contain old versions of flash player within the installation. We have since remade all our installations without flash included - please contact us on email@example.com and we can send you download links of the latest installs