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Adobe Flash 11 - Local admin required? WTF? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just got done fighting with a Win 7 x64 Pro install and Flash 11.  Logged on with administrator rights and installed it for IE9.  Test, works fine.

     

    User logs on, and it wants to install.  User cannot install as I don't give users admin privs for obvious reasons.

     

    How do I get Adobe Flash to work without giving the user local admin privileges?

     

    Installing Chrome isn't the answer, we have too many sites that require the use of IE.

     

    Note:  I did try giving the user local admin rights, install (worked), test (worked), remove admin rights, test (fails with the same problem).

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:29 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    User logs on, and it wants to install.  User cannot install as I don't give users admin privs for obvious reasons.

    admin rights are required to install it so the user should be member of the local admin account.

    If this is an MSI file that is used for installation, you can use group policies for deployment.

    If you have an SCCM solution then you can use it for such installation.

     


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    • Marked as answer by Magon Liu Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:11 AM
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:58 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    User logs on, and it wants to install.  User cannot install as I don't give users admin privs for obvious reasons.

    admin rights are required to install it so the user should be member of the local admin account.

    If this is an MSI file that is used for installation, you can use group policies for deployment.

    If you have an SCCM solution then you can use it for such installation.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    • Marked as answer by Magon Liu Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:11 AM
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:58 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    Like Mr X said, this can be done during the deployment policy.

     

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:00 AM
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to  reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

    BTW,  we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

     

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

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    Friday, October 21, 2011 9:47 AM