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[Solved] Issues with Adobe Flash and version Control

Topics: Publishing Issue
Nov 12, 2014 at 2:14 AM
Hi,

We have been using Wsus Package Publisher now for nearly a year and it's great, however, we are running into an issue pushing out updated versions Adobe Flash Player.

For example

We push out Adobe Flash Player version 14 via Wsus Package Publisher to all users. Then about a week later Adobe push out version 15. Some users manually install version 15 as they receive a notification. When they reboot there machine, Wsus Package Publisher tries to install version 14 because its no longer detected.

This has caused a few issues with us because these machines get stuck with "windows installing update 1 of x" when starting up.

Is there a way Wsus Package Publisher that you can say, if there's a newer version installed, do not install?

Thanks
Nov 12, 2014 at 5:49 AM
WWP works as it designed. Deinstall a Update from a Client, after a reboot WU will install the Update again.


I wrote a small howto for publishing Adobe Flash Player in a Active Directory Evironment. It is in German, maybe you can translate via Bing or Google.

The important thing is to Deactivate the Messages for the users. Use the Group Policy Preferences in your Active Directory. http://www.wsus.de/adobe_flash_player_ueber_wsus_bereitstellen
Nov 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Hi,
When they reboot there machine, Wsus Package Publisher tries to install version 14 because its no longer detected.
First, you need to know that WPP doesn't push any updates on clients. Computers check periodically on Wsus server if an update is available and install it if necessary.

This problem occurs because :
  • You have let the ability, for computers, to get new release of Adobe Flash Player from Adobe web site AND Wsus.
  • The rule 'IsInstallable' for Flash Player update only check if this version is not installed. It should also check if a newer version is not already installed.
At work, we have desactivated Adobe Auto-update. You can have a look to This page
Nov 13, 2014 at 12:57 AM
Thanks,

I think i figured it out. Im using a RegstrySZ Version check on

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX\Version
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin\Version

So far it looks like its working.
Marked as answer by DCourtel on 11/12/2014 at 9:49 PM