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How to NOT install FlashPlayer MGM icon in ControlPanel after FlashPlayer10.3.181.14 installed ?

May 16, 2011 2:31 AM

Hello !

 

I have done the silent installation, but a Flash Player management setting icon appear in Control Panel.

Please see the screen capture in the attachment.

 

How to NOT install FlashPlayer MGM icon in ControlPanel after FlashPlayer10.3.181.14 installed ?

 

 

Many Thanks !FlashPlayerMGMsetting.JPG

 

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  • Chris Campbell
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    May 16, 2011 2:31 PM   in reply to AskQ

    The native control panel is a new feature of Flash Player 10.3.  As far as I know, it is not possible to selectively install this.  I'll post again if I find out otherwise.

     

    Thanks,

    Chris

     
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    May 16, 2011 6:11 PM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    Interesting; I did not know about this.

     

    Unfortunately I do not find this in my Control Panel; is it for certain Windows versions only?  (This computer is still on Windows 2000.)

     
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    May 18, 2011 4:40 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Yes, the new Flash Player Control Panel applet only supports Windows XP and later.

     
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    May 26, 2011 3:25 PM   in reply to AskQ

    There is nothing wrong with having the Flash icon in the control panel.  Rather it makes it easier to clear out your flash settings rather having to load the flash control panel in your browser.

     
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    May 27, 2011 7:01 AM   in reply to AskQ

    Hi AskQ,

     

    you may try to rename or delete the following file:

     

    x86: C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

    x64: C:\WINDOWS\sysWOW64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

     

    Greetz

     

    Message edited by MourneProof

     
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    May 27, 2011 9:35 AM   in reply to AskQ

    The MMS.cfg file will properly override any settings made via the Native Control panel, similar to how it overrides any changes made via the previous web-based Online Settings Manager.

     

    You can leave the Native Control Panel installed and still manage the settings of your 3000 users the same way you did with Flash Player 10.2 and earlier.

     

    Are you using mms.cfg to manage the Flash Player settings for your users?

     
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    May 29, 2011 9:25 PM   in reply to AskQ

    Unless the 3,000 users are admins can't you restrict access to the control panel completely? I have my daughter and my dad "cut off" from access to the control panel (XP and Win 7).

     
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    May 30, 2011 12:07 AM   in reply to AskQ

    Hi,

     

    did you try to rename/remove FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl???

     

    This will let the Flashplayer Settings icon disappear in the control panel after reboot.

    During install you cannot exclude the control panel icon. At least I found no way to do so.

     

    Greetings M.

     
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    Jun 1, 2011 9:43 AM   in reply to AskQ

    I understand your request, but I don't think removing the Native Control Panel will completely fix your problem. Perhaps the new Control Panel icon is more visible to users than the web-based Settings Manager, but there really isn't much of a difference from a "prevent users from modifying their settings" perspective between 10.3 and previous releases of Flash Player.

     

    Even with the Native Control Panel icon removed, users can still use the Online Settings Manager (the web-based one) to change their settings. In fact, if the Native Control Panel is removed or missing, Flash Player will fall back to the Online Settings Manager when users select "Global Settings..." from the player's context menu.

     

    Do you have a seperate method in place to somehow prevent users from accessing the Online Settings Manager to modify their settings?

     

    I understand your issue, and perhaps the Native Control Panel could be an optional install for system administrators in the future, but I am not sure that manually removing the Native Control Panel will completely prevent your users from modifying their Flash Player settings.

     
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    Jun 3, 2011 12:20 AM   in reply to Matt Talistu

    Hi,

     

    to prevent users from accessing the Online Settings Manager you just need to block:

    http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/

    settings_manager.html

    settings_manager02.html

    settings_manager03.html

    settings_manager04.html

    settings_manager05.html

    settings_manager06.html

    settings_manager07.html

    settings_manager08.html

    settings_manager09.html

     

    in your Firewall/Proxy.

     

    Alternatively you can block the whole macromedia.com domain.

     


    Again as said before: If you use mms.cfg to enrole settings to all users they are overwriting all user defined settings. So it does not matter what the user changed in the Control Panel or in the Online Settings Manager.

     

    regards M.

     
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