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Disable Auto Update for Adobe Flash Player

    Question

  • I have some users who are getting prompted to update adobe flash. I am pushing mms.cfg via GPO with the following settings:
    AutoUpdateDisable=1
    SilentAutoUpdateEnable=0
    However some of them still have Allow Adobe to install updates checked.

    I have version 18 installed.

    What else am i missing? Thank you.
    Monday, July 20, 2015 9:01 PM

Answers

  • So i was able to find a bit more information. The reason some users are getting promoted there are two different files, one for x86 and one for x64.

    C:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

    and

    C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash

    for some reason the file in SysWOW64 is not coming down.  And i do have the GPO for both locations from a single source. When i run the report i do see gpo is applied.

    So i am guessing that if user changes a file on his own the gpo will not update it again.

    I tried updating a file in both location and then ran gpupdate and none of the files got updated from the server.

    On the GPO file copy i have action:update

    source and destination. Attributes only Archive is checked

    Under the common tab i have stop processing if an error occurs and item-level targeting checked. Targeting if folder exists.

    I think i got it resolved by changing Action to Replace.........

    • Edited by Ogeccut Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ogeccut Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:56 PM
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:49 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Based on the description, for this is more related to third party product, in order to get better help, it's recommended that we contact vendor support to ask for advice.

    Adobe Flash Player

    https://forums.adobe.com/community/flashplayer

    In addition, regarding this question, the following thread can also be referred to as reference.

    Disabling Adobe Flash Updates via GPO

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/1b755ff5-20bd-4154-a9ef-21cdaa9eee65/disabling-adobe-flash-updates-via-gpo?forum=w7itprogeneral

    Best regards,

    Frank Shen


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    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 8:45 AM
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  • So i was able to find a bit more information. The reason some users are getting promoted there are two different files, one for x86 and one for x64.

    C:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

    and

    C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash

    for some reason the file in SysWOW64 is not coming down.  And i do have the GPO for both locations from a single source. When i run the report i do see gpo is applied.

    So i am guessing that if user changes a file on his own the gpo will not update it again.

    I tried updating a file in both location and then ran gpupdate and none of the files got updated from the server.

    On the GPO file copy i have action:update

    source and destination. Attributes only Archive is checked

    Under the common tab i have stop processing if an error occurs and item-level targeting checked. Targeting if folder exists.

    I think i got it resolved by changing Action to Replace.........

    • Edited by Ogeccut Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ogeccut Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:56 PM
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:49 PM
  • > On the GPO file copy i have action:update
     
    This damn "update" mode is the most misunderstood thing I've ever
    seen... It does NOT update the file - it only updates its attributes.
     
    If you want the file to update, you either need to "replace" (which in
    turn means the file gets copied every time, even without changes...), or
    resort to more sophisticated solutions - like a simple batch leveraging
    robocopy :)
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

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    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:01 PM