+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Windows Thread, Flash player/content not working without admin privileges in Technical; Can't find this discussed anywhere but I'm sure it must have come up, it's driving me slowly insane! Having major ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 211 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    65

    Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    Can't find this discussed anywhere but I'm sure it must have come up, it's driving me slowly insane!

    Having major headaches here trying to get Flash player to behave nicely for normal limited users in Internet Exploder. As an admin user, Flash content loads and displays correctly. As a normal user, there seems to be a 90% chance it will either fall to load the player at all or present an empty player with "Movie not loaded" shown on the context menu when right clicking it. Bit of a pig when you want to use YacaPaca with a class full of students!

    Windows 2000 SP4 machines, IE6. Standard install permissions on C: as default.

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled the player a million times, given users full control over C:\Winnt\System32\Macromed and shouted a lot. Any other suggestions?

    I'm sure I must have nobbled something at some point in the past which is causing ActiveX to misbehave, but I'll be damned if I can find what it is. I'm thinking I need to break out Regmon or Filemon but I'm not really sure it'll help unless I know what would cause the problem to start with... It's definitely not proxy related - the admins/students have the same level of filtering through vanilla Dansguardian and it's working fine for them. Definitely an IE/permissions/registry issues but... Argh!

    Santa, help!

    Edit:Another look round the forum dug this up :
    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ewtopic&t=2344
    but doesn't offer any resolution...

  2. #2

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,807
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    Latest flash is broken. Downgrade.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 211 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    Thanks... How far back should I go?

  4. #4

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,807
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    To the previous version with the security vulnerability. Remember to decline the update in WSUS too. Otherwise that'll try and upgrade it.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 211 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    Hmm. Just gone right back to 7 and still having the same problems... I have a feeling I've really gone and broken something here :S

  6. #6

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,807
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    I'd be suspicious of your proxy servers filtering.

  7. #7

    beeswax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,285
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 225 Times in 153 Posts
    Rep Power
    131

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privilege

    this is pasted from another forum, it may be of help -

    "We had a similar problem with Scientifica from Nelson Thornes. Here's the Email they sent me -

    Hi ,

    ************************************************** ***********

    Here is the details on how to change the security settings with Flash player 8.

    You probably have Flash Player 8 installed and will need to alter your Flash Player settings as follows to get the program working (you'll need to have an Internet connection on your machine to do this): (*MY EDIT* logged on as admin natch)
    a) Launch the Just Click program, right-click on the opening animation and then select Settingsā€¦
    b) On the first tab in box displayed click on the Advanced button.
    c) On the web page displayed click the Global Security Settings Panel link on the left.
    d) Click the Edit locations drop-down menu, click Add locations and then the Browse for folder button - Always allow
    e) Navigate to the Nelson Thornes folder on your hard disk (default location C:\\Program Files\Nelson Thornes) and click OK.
    f) Refresh the web page and close all browser windows before running the Just Click program again. "

  8. #8
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 45 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    Anyone been fiddling with your GP settings OutToLunch?

    as you can allow/disallow flash through that remember

    I forget where exactly the setting[s] i'm on about are, but im sure either through having a look or some genius posting it, it's worth a look.

    HTH
    Nath.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 211 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    NT4 PDC here still, I don't have the joys of 'real' group policy! Been digging through my .POL/.ADM files all afternoon but can't find anywhere I might have nobbled ActiveX. It's been a long time since it worked reliably for anything but the things you don't want it to work for!!! Grr.

  10. #10

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,592
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 770 Times in 598 Posts
    Rep Power
    182

    Re: Flash player/content not working without admin privileges

    I had this issue with NelSon Thornes eScience. I had to upgrade my version of Flash to 8.yy from 8.xx IIRC. It's not as simple as installing over the top though. You need to download the un-installer tool from (what was) Macromedia.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. IE7 and Flash player problem
    By c.ward in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16th October 2007, 02:55 PM
  2. Deploying Flash Player 9
    By tosca925 in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 9th May 2007, 03:59 PM
  3. Do you allow staff to have Local Admin privileges?
    By Ravening_Wolf in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 8th March 2007, 12:50 PM
  4. Admin Install for new adobe Flash player 9?
    By tosca925 in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 9th October 2006, 10:03 PM
  5. Problem with Flash Player
    By secman in forum Windows
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 28th May 2006, 08:02 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
  •