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    Can anyone confirm exactly which version this is affecting - so I can try to avoid it?

    Thanks

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    Here's another suggestion Download SubInACL from Microsoft to fix permission issues that prevent the Flash Player installation.

    It's possible that the permissions are messed up if only the Administrator can use Flash.

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    This might help Witch:

    AppDeploy > Package Knowledgebase > Flash Player

    I go there whenever RM don't have specific instructions.

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    Thanks guys - will try on Tuesday when I am back in that school

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeC View Post
    hmm dont know if this is anything to do with it but we have been having trouble with Flash, it seems that they cant play any swf files so we have put on other flash players
    This is a bug in the new version, if your a Knowledge Box user we spent ages with them trying to fix the issue with no luck, its down to Adobe to fix it in the next release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Thanks guys - will try on Tuesday when I am back in that school
    Have/can you try another MSI and see if that assigns properly?

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    *sigh*
    tried all suggestions
    Still doesnt work unless you are an admin
    Dont get it - I have changed NOTHING on the system

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    Is this flash 10.1 I assume?
    That hooks in to your graphics card so possibly try a video card driver update.
    What hardware is it failing on? do they have graphics cards or onboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    ive given up msiing it out and now use a script that runs the removal program then installs flash whatever version creates a file called v10.whatever.txt so i can check against a simple text file what version is installed then come upgrade time i just check for v10.whatever+1.txt uninstall install again
    I do the same and it works beautifully except for a couple things. Firstly I need to change something as even though it writes a text file it doesn't seem to check said file when it's run again. The other is just a cosmetic issue. The Adobe uninstaller command line app will not run silently so I get a maze of command prompt windows as the app runs. I've yet to look into it indepth. If anyone has any ideas feel free to provide them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Is this flash 10.1 I assume?
    That hooks in to your graphics card so possibly try a video card driver update.
    What hardware is it failing on? do they have graphics cards or onboard?
    It is failing right across the school on at least 3 different machines with completly different on-board graphics. This includes the new machines which are one week old and have completely updated everything

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    Do other packages assign ok? not sure if you were saying that worked ok or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehp View Post
    I do the same and it works beautifully except for a couple things. Firstly I need to change something as even though it writes a text file it doesn't seem to check said file when it's run again. The other is just a cosmetic issue. The Adobe uninstaller command line app will not run silently so I get a maze of command prompt windows as the app runs. I've yet to look into it indepth. If anyone has any ideas feel free to provide them.
    heres my script if it helps i dont seem to get any user intervention it just runs

    Code:
    rem @ECHO OFF
    REM --- Check for an existing installation of Flash Player
    if exist "c:\flash100452.txt" goto _End
    REM --- Deploy to Windows 2000/XP/2003
    "\\server\packages$\flash shock mar 10\uninstall_flash_player.exe" /s
    "\\server\packages$\flash shock mar 10\flash_player_10_active_x.msi" /quiet
    copy "\\server\packages$\flash shock mar 10\flash100452.txt" "c:\flash100452.txt" /y
    REM --- End of the script
    :_End

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    Hi Witch

    Dont think you are on your own with this one. We have had problems tooooooooooo. I have found the msi's don't like previous versions and they bug out. I have also found that some versions dont uninstall properly when I delete the group policy. On my network the policies should uninstall if they fall out of range. I am having to manually run the uninstall tool on the affected computer and then gpupdate and then group policy will install it. I have also found that some of the problem I am having is because the msi has been deployed and then upgraded to fix a problem from the adobe site. When the gpo tries to uninstall it cannot as its a later version.

    Dont I just love flash.

    Richard

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    Right, I shall be back in tomorrow and I know that everyone will be yelling at me that Flash doesnt work -so...
    Just before the hols I removed the msi and indeed the policy, and then ran the uninstaller on one machine. Then I installed the last version (that had been fine on the machines before this debacle) and it STILL will only work for the administrator.
    Something fundamental has changed somewhere!
    The kids arent back tomorrow (I'm not supposed to be but I thought I'd better go in whilst they arent there) so I can get to alll the machines.
    Has anyone come up with any ideas or suggestions? I will go back through the posts and try everything again, especially the script. Here's hoping

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    We are moving from flash installed on the ghost "image" to rolling out via MSI.
    Currently rolling out 10.1.53.64

    We were having loads of problems before with it just breaking but are having relatively few problems now with flash.

    When we did have issues our solution was always.
    Uninstall flash from add/remove
    Run the flash uninstaller
    Reboot.
    Go to the adobe site and install the latest version.

    This usually sorted the issue.

    I do like the look of the batch file install though - may investigate that as a backup route.
    Thanks sted!



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