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    Flash Install msi or script

    Hi,
    We haven't yet updated to Flash 11 on our XP / 2008R2 network.
    I have always used a script to update flash, grabbed from edugeek. It starts like this:
    \\Sub InstallFlashPlayer()
    strNetworkPath = "\\server\apps\flash"
    strFlashVersion = "flash10x.ocx"
    strTempFolder = "C:\WINDOWS\temp"
    strFlashMSI = "install_flash_player_10_active_x.msi"
    What's the best way to upgrade to Flash 11? Will this script work, and I change it to flash11a.ocx (depending on the version)?

    Or if I deploy using the msi and GPO, will it uninstall flash 10 if it's installed, and then update to Flash 11?

    Once I get it to Flash 11, what's the best way to keep it updated to Flash 11?

    Thanks in advance!

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    You can sign up to adobe for free to get the MSI for Flash player.

    I think it is this
    Adobe - Flash Player Licensing

    EDIT: and it should just update the older version - thats all i do here
    Last edited by glennda; 26th November 2011 at 09:58 AM.

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    The easiest method is to deploy the MSI. The latest is 11.1.102.55.

    You can deploy this directly over Flash 10 with no problems. When Adobe publish a new Adobe Flash release, such as 11.2 for example, you just update your GPO. Because it's time stamped, workstations will receive the newly updated version.

    Create a new policy, deploy software under Computer Config and then link it. This will install the software with SYSTEM rights and will work successfully.

    For your reference, Adobe Flash 11 now comes in 32Bit and 64Bit versions. As you're using XP you'll only need the 32Bit version for the time being.

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    Great, so I will just download the msi, create a GPO for it, and then it will just remove any old versions, and update with the new ones.
    Thanks for your help.

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