Roaming Computing System (Windows Edition) 4 - Flash Player (from Adobe)

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Description

Some configuration of Flash Player is partly done by right-clicking on a player window in the web browser and choosing 'Settings'. Predominantly configuration is done through an actual web page at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.

Adobe - Test Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players.

Mass Deployment of the Flash 9 Player: http://www.cflex.net/showFileDetails.cfm?ObjectID=510&ChannelID=1

Flash Player admin guide: "On Windows, this file is named NPSWF32.dll. For player versions 9.0.45.0 and later, this file is stored in the system directory, along with the ActiveX control. For example: C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll. For player versions earlier than 9.0.45.0, the player plugin is stored in the plugins subdirectory of the browser installation directory. For example: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPSWF32.dll. The Windows plug-in installer also places a broker application called NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe in the same directory as the Flash Player Plug-in DLL. NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe includes functionality required by Windows Vista and by the auto- update notification process."

Flash Player Forums: http://forums.adobe.com/community/webplayers/flash_player?view=discussions&start=0

Adobe Flash Platform Runtime Releases - Announcements and release notes for Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player: http://blogs.adobe.com/flashruntimereleases/

Flash Player 11.4.402.287

Variant for Firefox
Version 11.4.402.287
Installed to workstation
Required for
Dependencies
Download location http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/index.php/Flash_Player
AppDeploy page
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/releasenotes.html
Security Advisories / Updates http://www.adobe.com/support/security/
Changelog http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/releasenotes.html

http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2011/09/flash-player-11-privacy-and-security-updates.html

Got rid of %SOFTWARE%\flash-player\uninstall_flash_player.exe as we don't use it, not sure when we last did.

Issue Tracker https://bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Silent Installation and uninstallation /install
Configuration

mms.cfg

Machine-wide settings are made in a UTF-8 encoded mms.cfg that you create and place in %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash.

"Settings in mms.cfg override the user's settings and cannot be changed by the user through Settings Manager. Settings Manager, as viewed by the user, will not reflect configuration settings set by mms.cfg."

We use the following in mms.cfg:

There are more options that can be configured using mms.cfg, such as security settings that deal with data loading, privacy, and local file access. See 'security architecture document for Flash Player 8': http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_8_security.pdf

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/2/docs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00001372.html

TWEAK
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself

Flash Player 10.1.82.76

Variant for Firefox
Version 10.1.82.76
Installed to workstation
Required for
Dependencies
Download location Download from Filehippo's Flash Player (non-IE) page as there's no download link from Adobe, just an install link. [UPDATE: Now that 10.x isn't the most recent version but is still supported with security updates, to get the most recent version (at time of writing 10.3.183.11) you have to use flashplayer10_3r183_11_win.exe (rather than the usual install_flash_player.exe) which is in fp_10.3.183.11_archive.zip which you get from http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/index.php/Flash_Player
AppDeploy page
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions Uninstaller available as seperate program from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Release Notes
Download location The latest version of the 10.x series is available from http://www.adobe.com/special/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html (currently 10.3.183.11) but for a specific version you have to go to http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html and unzip, for example, fp_10.3.183.11_archive.zip to get flashplayer10_3r183_11_win.exe
Issue Tracker https://bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Changelog Flash Player 9 Update 3 press release http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200712/120407adobemoviestar.html
Security bulletins and advisories: https://www.adobe.com/support/security/#flashplayer
Silent Installation and uninstallation /install
Configuration

mms.cfg

For Flash 8 and onwards, machine-wide settings are made in a UTF-8 encoded mms.cfg that you create and place in %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash.

"Settings in mms.cfg override the user's settings and cannot be changed by the user through Settings Manager. Settings Manager, as viewed by the user, will not reflect configuration settings set by mms.cfg."

We use the following in mms.cfg:

There are more options that can be configured using mms.cfg, such as security settings that deal with data loading, privacy, and local file access. See 'security architecture document for Flash Player 8': http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_8_security.pdf

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/2/docs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00001372.html

TWEAK
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself

Flash Player 10.0.32.18

Variant for Firefox
Version 10.0.32.18
Installed to workstation
Required for
Dependencies
Download location http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/ for the latest and old versions
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/index.php/Flash_Player
AppDeploy page
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions Uninstaller available as seperate program from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Release Notes
Issue Tracker https://bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Changelog Flash Player 9 Update 3 press release http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200712/120407adobemoviestar.html
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S
Configuration

mms.cfg

For Flash 8 and onwards, machine-wide settings are made in a UTF-8 encoded mms.cfg that you create and place in %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash.

"Settings in mms.cfg override the user's settings and cannot be changed by the user through Settings Manager. Settings Manager, as viewed by the user, will not reflect configuration settings set by mms.cfg."

We use the following in mms.cfg:

There are more options that can be configured using mms.cfg, such as security settings that deal with data loading, privacy, and local file access. See 'security architecture document for Flash Player 8': http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_8_security.pdf

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/2/docs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00001372.html

TWEAK
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself

Flash Player 10.0.22.87

Variant for Firefox
Version 10.0.22.87
Installed to workstation
Required for
Dependencies
Download location http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_14266 for the latest or http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/ for the latest and old versions
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/index.php/Flash_Player
AppDeploy page
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions Uninstaller available as seperate program from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Release Notes
Issue Tracker https://bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Changelog Flash Player 9 Update 3 press release http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200712/120407adobemoviestar.html
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S
Configuration

mms.cfg

For Flash 8 and onwards, machine-wide settings are made in a UTF-8 encoded mms.cfg that you create and place in %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash.

"Settings in mms.cfg override the user's settings and cannot be changed by the user through Settings Manager. Settings Manager, as viewed by the user, will not reflect configuration settings set by mms.cfg."

We use the following in mms.cfg:

There are more options that can be configured using mms.cfg, such as security settings that deal with data loading, privacy, and local file access. See 'security architecture document for Flash Player 8': http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_8_security.pdf

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/2/docs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00001372.html

TWEAK
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself

Flash Player 10.0.12.36

Variant for Firefox
Version 10.0.12.36
Installed to workstation
Required for
Dependencies
Download location http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_14266 for the latest or http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/ for the latest and old versions
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/index.php/Flash_Player
AppDeploy page
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions Uninstaller available as seperate program from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Release Notes
Issue Tracker https://bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Changelog Flash Player 9 Update 3 press release http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200712/120407adobemoviestar.html
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S
Configuration

mms.cfg

For Flash 8 and onwards, machine-wide settings are made in a UTF-8 encoded mms.cfg that you create and place in %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash.

"Settings in mms.cfg override the user's settings and cannot be changed by the user through Settings Manager. Settings Manager, as viewed by the user, will not reflect configuration settings set by mms.cfg."

We use the following in mms.cfg:

  • AutoUpdateDisable=1 - turn off Automatic update notifications. See Flash Player TechNote - IT Administration: Configuring Flash Player auto-update notification: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=16701594 describes the syntax.
  • WindowslessDisable=1 - don't allow windows-less mode (new Windows that Flash opens up, such as for adverts but that also inludes the settings dialog)

There are more options that can be configured using mms.cfg, such as security settings that deal with data loading, privacy, and local file access. See 'security architecture document for Flash Player 8': http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_8_security.pdf

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/2/docs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00001372.html

TWEAK
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself

Flash Player 9.0.124.0

Variant for Firefox
Version 9.0.124.0
Installed to workstation
Required for
Dependencies
Download location http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_14266
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/index.php/Flash_Player
AppDeploy page
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions Uninstaller available as seperate program from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Release Notes
Issue Tracker https://bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Changelog Flash Player 9 Update 3 press release http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200712/120407adobemoviestar.html
Silent Installation and uninstallation
Configuration

mms.cfg

For Flash 8 and onwards, machine-wide settings are made in a UTF-8 encoded mms.cfg that you create and place in %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash.

"Settings in mms.cfg override the user's settings and cannot be changed by the user through Settings Manager. Settings Manager, as viewed by the user, will not reflect configuration settings set by mms.cfg."

We use the following in mms.cfg:

  • AutoUpdateDisable=1 - turn off Automatic update notifications. See Flash Player TechNote - IT Administration: Configuring Flash Player auto-update notification: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=16701594 describes the syntax.
  • WindowslessDisable=1 - don't allow windows-less mode (new Windows that Flash opens up, such as for adverts but that also inludes the settings dialog)

There are more options that can be configured using mms.cfg, such as security settings that deal with data loading, privacy, and local file access. See 'security architecture document for Flash Player 8': http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_8_security.pdf

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/2/docs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00001372.html

TWEAK
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself

Flash Player 9.0.16.0

Variant for Firefox
Version 9.0.16.0
Installed to workstation
Required for
Dependencies
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/index.php/Flash_Player
AppDeploy page
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions Uninstaller available as seperate program from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Release Notes
Changelog
Silent Installation and uninstallation
Configuration

mms.cfg

For Flash 8 and onwards, machine-wide settings are made in a UTF-8 encoded mms.cfg file that you create and place in %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash.

"Settings in mms.cfg override the user's settings and cannot be changed by the user through Settings Manager. Settings Manager, as viewed by the user, will not reflect configuration settings set by mms.cfg."

We use the following in mms.cfg:

  • AutoUpdateDisable=1 - turn off Automatic update notifications. See Flash Player TechNote - IT Administration: Configuring Flash Player auto-update notification: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=16701594 describes the syntax.
  • WindowslessDisable=1 - don't allow windows-less mode (new Windows that Flash opens up, such as for adverts but that also inludes the settings dialog)

There are more options that can be configured using mms.cfg, such as security settings that deal with data loading, privacy, and local file access. See 'security architecture document for Flash Player 8': http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_8_security.pdf

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/2/docs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00001372.html

TWEAK
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself