Thanks for the reply, Mike!
Any idea why this update is different from the other updates (say, within a major revision) that can update automagically?
The background update service (FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe) operates completely in the background and updates the Flash Player in the background when available. It is separate from the functionality that displays the notification update.
Major releases (once per quarter) are considered feature-bearing releases and are not immediately available via the background update service for a predetermined time-frame (usually 30 days). For these major releases an update notification dialog displays indicating an update is available. Minor releases are immediately available via the background update service. This month's release was the quarterly major feature-bearing release which is why update notifications are displaying instead of the Flash Player being updated in the background.
Thanks a lot Maria,
Your answer helps a lot.
One clarification, if you don't mind.
For the major releases, when an update notification appears, to get the update, is a full "install" then required?
That is as opposed to FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe to apply the update.
Thanks a lot again,
Yes, a notification update will result in the player performing a full install update. Background updates will update either via a full install or a patch install depending on the Flash Player version installed on the sytsem at the time of update.