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    Question Flash & Shockwave

    We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 Terminal server with around 50 thin clients connecting to it. However since the latest release of Flash player no website using flash will work.
    I have logged on an administrator and installed the latest versions, however whenever i try and logon as a pupil it says its not installed and tries to reinstall it, but fails as it does not have admin rights. Anyone know how to get it to realise its already installed for all users.
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    Do you use mandatory profilees, by any chance?

    If so, you will need to make the profile not mandatory (and possibly a user an administrator) and then use flash and shockwave with that user/profile. Once you've logged off, put everything back as it was and you shhould be fine.

    See this thread - as the method is covered in there: Creating a small mandatory profile

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    I know I don't know enough about TS, but the most obvious question is did you install it after a "change user /install" or not?

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    Thanks Elsiegee, and yep do use mandatory profiles, trouble is they work fine throught the rest of the network, its just on the terminal server. Already tried what you suggested but it didnt help. For some reason one you log on as the profile administrator account it allows you to update that account and that works, but it still wont transfer the changes to the other accounts. It definately seams to be a permissions thing but i dont knwo what.
    Any other ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Do you use mandatory profilees, by any chance?

    If so, you will need to make the profile not mandatory (and possibly a user an administrator) and then use flash and shockwave with that user/profile. Once you've logged off, put everything back as it was and you shhould be fine.

    See this thread - as the method is covered in there: Creating a small mandatory profile

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    Not really sure what you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    I know I don't know enough about TS, but the most obvious question is did you install it after a "change user /install" or not?

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    When you install software on a TS (well citrix anyway) you need to switch to install mode otherwise the install doesn't affect all users.

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    I ahve not heard of that mode in TS, any idea on how to set it?
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    When you install software on a TS (well citrix anyway) you need to switch to install mode otherwise the install doesn't affect all users.

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    I ahve not heard of that mode in TS
    Well you haven't done your homework then.. go forth and google or bing ;b

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    Lol, i get way too much homework can't do everything.

    tried it now anyway and it didn't make any difference - still doesn't work but thanks for the idea.


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    Well you haven't done your homework then.. go forth and google or bing ;b

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    Woohoo cracked it. Thought i would put the solution on here as i am sure others will get this problem.

    It appears to be a registry permissions problem.

    HKey_Classes_Root\CLSID\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}

    This key and all subkeys require the everyone read permission to enable, users other than admins to find the path for the flash10b.ocx plugin.

    cheers

    Everyone.

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