I was glad to read the news about the new feature of silent auto updates of the Adobe Flash player, but unfortunately this is not working on my machine. Has anyone had the same problems and was able to solve them?
Some information on my setup:
I had previously installed Flash player version 188.8.131.52, both ActiveX and Plugin version (installed through the .msi files, deployed via Active Directory/GPO - no further configuration, just plain original .msi files).
To test the auto update feature, I decided to install the new 184.108.40.206 version, but only the ActiveX version. I installed this via the .exe installer (install_flash_player_11_active_x_32bit.exe) manually, choosing "Install updates automatically when available (recommended)" in the last step of the installation, as seen here:
When I open Control Panel -> Flash Player, under the "Advanced" tab I see:
- "Install updates automatically" is chosen, but greyed out (no admin rights with this windows user)
- ActiveX version: 220.127.116.11
- Plug-In version: 18.104.22.168
The file "mms.cfg" under C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\ contains:
The task "Adobe Flash Player Updater" was created and is scheduled to run every 1 hour. I can see that it is started ("last start time"), the result code is 0x0 which means "no error".
So everything as expected. But the auto update is not working, since the plugin version of flash player never gets updated!
I edited the "mms.cfg" and added:
After manually starting the task, there are some lines added to "FlashInstall.log" in the same directory:
2012-4-4+7-20-48.814 [info] 1614
2012-4-4+7-20-48.829 [info] 1615
2012-4-4+7-20-48.829 [info] 1618
2012-4-4+7-20-48.829 [info] 1619 1063
2012-4-4+7-20-48.876 [info] 1614
2012-4-4+7-20-48.876 [info] 1615
2012-4-4+7-20-48.876 [info] 1618
2012-4-4+7-20-48.876 [info] 1608
2012-4-4+7-20-48.876 [info] 1604
2012-4-4+7-21-10.425 [warning] 1403 12029
2012-4-4+7-21-10.425 [warning] 1407 183
2012-4-4+7-21-10.425 [warning] 1408
2012-4-4+7-21-10.456 [info] 1624
2012-4-4+7-21-10.456 [info] 1612
2012-4-4+7-21-10.456 [info] 1621
What does this mean?
Some more information:
- Windows XP SP3, all windows updates installed, german
- Avira Professional Security anti-virus software
- Machine is behind a proxy server, but this is set up in Control Panel -> Internet Options
I suppose this is a problem with our proxy server. Does the auto updater not use the proxy information from the Windows Control Panel settings?