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    Silverlight

    Am I being daft or does 32 bit Silverlight install onto, but not actually work, on 64 bit machines? That is what I am finding here. IE says Silverlight needs to be installed.

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    Are you using the 32 bit or 64 bit browser?

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    64 bit. Is that the issue?

    Flash and all that seems to work fine in 64 bit browser, and they're 32 bit versions.

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    The flash installer is now combined x32 & x64 installer.

    Try x32 IE

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    Oh Microsoft never make anything easy! I'll give that a try, thanks.

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    Of course they don't, if everything was easy they wouldn't need to sell support calls at £200 a pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Am I being daft or does 32 bit Silverlight install onto, but not actually work, on 64 bit machines?
    Here are the links to the latest 32-bit and 64-bit installers (v5.1.20125).

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    x86: http://silverlight.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/5/A/C/5AC56802-B26B-4876-8872-7303C8F27072/20125.00/runtime/Silverlight.exe
    x64: http://silverlight.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/5/A/C/5AC56802-B26B-4876-8872-7303C8F27072/20125.00/runtime/Silverlight_x64.exe
    As with Flash Player, installing the 64-bit version of the plug-in will also install the plug-in for both 64-bit and 32-bit browsers. Obviously the 32-bit installer will only do the latter. If you have "Enhanced Protected Mode" enabled for IE10 on Windows 7 or 8, you will need the 64-bit plug-in.

    You can also download the same installers through the Microsoft Download Center if you search for "Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight" and then sort by date (newest to oldest). The latest update will be at the top of the page.

    The ADMX / ADML files for disabling automatic updates (and other settings) through Group Policy can be found here. I have also attached them to this post.


    To extract the MSI from the EXE installer:

    1. Run Silverlight.exe /extract or Silverlight_x64.exe /extract. Choose a folder when prompted.

    2. Inside that folder you will find a file called silverlight.7z. Extract the contents to the same folder using 7-Zip.

    3. From a Command Prompt, run:

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      msiexec /p Silverlight.msp /a Silverlight.msi /qb
    4. Delete the four files below as they aren't required now.

      Code:
      install.exe
      install.res.dll
      silverlight.7z
      Silverlight.msp
    5. Deploy the MSI using whichever method you normally use.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Thanks Arthur. :-)

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