Im having some issues installing flash player on clients and hoping someone has seen this and been able to resolve.
We're running wePOS (SP3) with IE8.
On 90% of our clients we're successfully running flash Version 10.3 - old as the hills - I know....
The remaining machines will not install either Flash ActiveX 10.3 or any of the later versions - I'd be more than happy to upgrade everything to 13 if I could get it working on all machines.
I get the same message for each attempted installation. The installation runs to 100% then the message appears:
The installation encountered errors:
The activeX control for flash player could not be registered
I've been through multiple forum posts most of which suggest courses of action I'd already taken,
Using the flash player uninstall application
Downloading re-distributable versions of the application and running those installs (EXE and MSI variants)
Deleting the c:\Windows\System32\Macromed directory and Software registry hives before re-install
Checking the IE Add Ins
Removing Shockwave and re-trying all of the above
Downloading and executing the Windows registry permissions fixes as described:
All to no avail.
In every case I've been either logged on as the local admin account of the machine or a member of the local admins group.
I've attached the file from the last installation attempt:
=O====== M/10.3.183.7 2014-04-24+15-31-15.036 ========
0000 [I] 00000010 "D:\install_flash_player_10_active_x_10.3.183.7.exe"
0001 [W] 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2
0002 [W] 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2
0003 [W] 00001037 SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX/ 2
0004 [I] 00000013 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10w.ocx
0005 [I] 00000015 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10w_ActiveX.exe
0006 [I] 00000016 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10w_ActiveX.dll
0007 [I] 00000019 C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
0008 [I] 00000020 C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
0009 [W] 00001024 C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl 183
0010 [W] 00001032 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10w.ocx 80070005
0011 [I] 00000018
0012 [E] 00001032 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10w.ocx 80070005
=X====== M/10.3.183.7 2014-04-24+15-34-21.616 ========
Any help anyone can offer would be gratefully received - its starting to drive me a little crazy now.
It doesn't go through the same registration process for ActiveX, because it's meant to be pushed as a "silent install".
It'll cure your errors.
Thanks for the response.
I have previously downloaded the Install_Flash_Player_13_Active_X.msi but I decided to try again.
I re-downloaded the packaged from the link provided.
logged on as an administrator acccount
Ran the Uninstall flash player application
Removed the c:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash directory
Ran the MSI
This errors out with: Error 1722
I've seen similar posts where the recommendation is remove
and re-run the install.
I've also tried this and the same error occurs. In fact the reg key is re-created.