+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 21 of 21
Windows Thread, Flash won't run for standard users? in Technical; Originally Posted by alexsanger Thanks guys for the script and reg key info. Tried 'em both and no joy. Looks ...
  1. #16

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    10,222
    Thank Post
    1,925
    Thanked 2,422 Times in 1,773 Posts
    Rep Power
    842
    Quote Originally Posted by alexsanger View Post
    Thanks guys for the script and reg key info. Tried 'em both and no joy.

    Looks like some content works fine, and some doesn't - in particular the science section of bitesize is causing problems.

    Will keep looking down the profile/permissions route and see what we come up with. Reckon we'll rebuild the mandatory profile (irritating, cos its been fine for over two years...) and try everything on a PC with a clean FP10 install and take it from there.

    Will post the solution, as long as it doesn't turn out to be too embarrasing

    Thanks for the posts anyway - hope others had more luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by Newton View Post
    I had something similar the other week,
    Flash worked on the site when logged in as administrator but not as a normal user (not a .man or roming profile),

    ended up adding the site to Trusted sites list and that fixed it,
    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    I've got the same problem with Shockwave
    I refer you all to my earlier post on this thread and link (Creating a small mandatory profile).

    Make a mandatory profile user a member of the administrators group on a temporary basis, make the mandatory profile not mandatory. The step by step is in the link.

    Use:
    BBC Science Clips (Flash) BBC - Schools Science Clips - Sorting and using materials
    Little Fingers Games (Shockwave) Flower - better than Little Animals mentioned on that thread.

    Logoff, make the profile mandatory and remove admin from the user

    This is what I do to sort this out. Regrettably, it seems to be necessary every time I upgrade flash or shockwave.

  2. #17
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,084
    Thank Post
    255
    Thanked 161 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    dont know if this will help

    im asuming you are using mandator profiles for pupils

    i had an issue like this and it was down to security settings that are stored in a file called settings.sol stored in the application data folder macromedia \support \flashplayer \sys \of the mandatory profile. it is buried deep in ther somewhere

    look through the settings and see if anything jumps out at you security wise

    you edit the settings from this website
    Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Global Security Settings panel

    its a long shot but you might want to try it.

  3. #18
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,084
    Thank Post
    255
    Thanked 161 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    41

  4. #19
    Mr.Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    A Pirate Ship
    Posts
    942
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 158 Times in 126 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    66

    Flash Player Unistaller

    I had similar problems when installing 3rd Party Software which decided in all it's glory to install a beta version of Flash 9 on top of my v9 installation. The two didn't still well together at all, some websites worked but others didn't - Of course it was only the important ones that didn't.

    More recently I've had the problem when upgrading from 9 to 10 and between 10 versions.

    In each case different websites didn't work, but I did find an all emcompassing solution:


    How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control

    The Flash Uninstaller. Cleans up and removes all versions of Flash (It's updated periodically too). It has silent switches, so it can be run in the background if needed or launched from a script.

    I then just used GPO to plop Flash 9/10 back onto the PC's and voila!

  5. #20
    alexsanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    117
    Thank Post
    21
    Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Found my problem...

    Oh dear oh dear,

    After checking everything, verifying our profile was fine, checking and double checking permissions, uninstalling and reinstalling flash, and basically chasing my tail for 24 hours, I decided to have a look at the source for the pages that weren't working. I find some unusuall URLs in the calls in the source code, so check those against the students web filtering, and guess what - the sub-domain URLs are blocked. Marvellous.

    Unblocked the URLs and all of the problematic Bitesize flash that wouldn't play suddenly springs into life. In case anyone's interested, it was BBC - Homepage...

    In a way I'm glad it proves that a) our network setup and maintenance is sound, and b) apparently the webfilter is recieveing its updates!

    Thanks to everyone for their suggestions - apologies for wasting anyone's time.

    I'll get me' coat


  6. #21

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    10,222
    Thank Post
    1,925
    Thanked 2,422 Times in 1,773 Posts
    Rep Power
    842
    Quote Originally Posted by alexsanger View Post
    Oh dear oh dear,

    After checking everything, verifying our profile was fine, checking and double checking permissions, uninstalling and reinstalling flash, and basically chasing my tail for 24 hours, I decided to have a look at the source for the pages that weren't working. I find some unusuall URLs in the calls in the source code, so check those against the students web filtering, and guess what - the sub-domain URLs are blocked. Marvellous.

    Unblocked the URLs and all of the problematic Bitesize flash that wouldn't play suddenly springs into life. In case anyone's interested, it was BBC - Homepage...

    In a way I'm glad it proves that a) our network setup and maintenance is sound, and b) apparently the webfilter is recieveing its updates!

    Thanks to everyone for their suggestions - apologies for wasting anyone's time.

    I'll get me' coat

    Poor you... I'm glad it's fixed. It's gutting when you've had to spend so much time on it.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. VBS startup scripts won't run
    By GoldenWonder in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th September 2009, 11:38 PM
  2. standard users adding Printers
    By k-strider in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14th July 2009, 01:29 PM
  3. Flash content on one website won't appaer
    By Dos_Box in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd May 2009, 03:13 PM
  4. GPO .bat won't run
    By skenmy in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16th April 2009, 09:25 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21st December 2007, 04:21 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •