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Deploying Adobe Flash Player through GPO

    Question

  • Hello!

    I've been at this thing for a whole week and have no idea why it will not install Adobe Flash Player.

     

    I have followed these steps from http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/549:

     

    1.

    Get the Software

    Go the the Adobe website (link provided below), and sign up for "Distribute Flash Player".

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

    After answering a short questionaire, an email will be sent to validate your email address. After validation, a link will be sent where you can down load the msi file for either the active x or a plug-in version.

    2.

    Copy the MSI to a UNC share

    Copy the file to a UNC share (\\servername\sharename). Make sure that the share is accessible by the members of the OU you are going to assign it to.

    If you deploy by computers, make sure that everyone or authenticated users have read permissions to the share.

    3.

    Create Group Policy

    Create a Group Policy Object to the OU you are deploying it to. I use the computer configuration.

    Computer Configuration --> Software Settings --> Software installation.

    Right-click, select New Package.

    Navigate to the UNC location where the MSI is stored.

    Use Assigned.

    4.

    Testing

    You will need to wait until replication has taken place and test on the computers that are a part of the OU you assigned it to.

    5.

    Deploy

    Once testing is complete, you can link it to other OU's and deploy the package system wide.

     

    I checked the event viewer, nothing out of the ordinary. When I login to the test computer, I see nothing installed.

    Friday, October 07, 2011 6:34 PM

Answers

  • Thanks for the replies! I never got to solve the problem but I figured out an alternative way to do this by using User Configuration than Computer Configuration. Still don't understand why Computer Configuration would not work.
    • Proposed as answer by i.biswajith Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:23 PM
    • Marked as answer by Yan Li_Moderator Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:01 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:18 PM
  • On the client, use Gpresult to see if the GPO you created gets applied.

    If so, make sure the Computeraccount has NTFS read permissions in the share

    You can also use RSOP to see if the GPO gets applied to the machine..

    You say nothing appears in the client eventvwr, which to me means the gpo does not get applied..

    • Proposed as answer by i.biswajith Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by Yan Li_Moderator Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:02 AM
    Friday, October 07, 2011 9:57 PM

All replies

  • Pls have a look.

    http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/549

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/471659


    Best regards Biswajit Biswas Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights. MCP 2003,MCSA 2003, MCSA:M 2003, CCNA, MCTS, Enterprise Admin
    • Proposed as answer by i.biswajith Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:23 PM
    Friday, October 07, 2011 6:55 PM
  • On the client, use Gpresult to see if the GPO you created gets applied.

    If so, make sure the Computeraccount has NTFS read permissions in the share

    You can also use RSOP to see if the GPO gets applied to the machine..

    You say nothing appears in the client eventvwr, which to me means the gpo does not get applied..

    • Proposed as answer by i.biswajith Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by Yan Li_Moderator Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:02 AM
    Friday, October 07, 2011 9:57 PM
  • Thanks for the replies! I never got to solve the problem but I figured out an alternative way to do this by using User Configuration than Computer Configuration. Still don't understand why Computer Configuration would not work.
    • Proposed as answer by i.biswajith Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:23 PM
    • Marked as answer by Yan Li_Moderator Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:01 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:18 PM
  • Hello,

     

    Read this link.

     

    Adobe Flash 10.3 deployment via GPO

     

    Regards

    • Proposed as answer by i.biswajith Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:32 PM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:31 PM
  • Hi,

    I am glad to hear that the issue has been resolved by a workground.

    To deploy software to computer, we could do assignment. Please try what Marzzie suggest to identify whether the policy was applied when using computer configuration

    Best Regards,

    Yan Li


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    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:06 AM
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  • try using User Configuration --> Software Settings --> Software Installation
    • Proposed as answer by bgreen-ims Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:15 PM
    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:15 PM