The way to identify if the version installed is ESR or not is by the major version number, which is '13' at this, whereas the current version is '14'.
The Flash Player files themselves have the version number in the file name. The files are located in \Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash and \Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash (if you have 64-bit OS). On Mac, the version number is in the Flash Player.Plugin Info.plist file.
For registry entries, Flash Player creates the following entries with version number:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX > Version
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin > Version
If on 64-bit OS, additional entries are created in the Wow64Node for the 32-bit player version (since both 32- and 64-bit versions of Flash Player are installed on 64-bit OS).
Unfortunately, my company is on a search and destroy mission for old versions of flash player. When they see "13" they assume it's old and then upgrade it. I was hoping for a regkey value to the effect of "Release=ESR", either in the Uninstall key (which is where my company looks for version info), or the above mentioned FlashPlayer keys. Can you put in an enhancement request to the development/packaging team for this?
I can certainly file the request for you, however, if you file it yourself (at https://bugbase.adobe.com) you can keep track of the progress and provide comments to the team. If you file the bug, post the bug number here and I'll go ahead and process it to the triage folks for consideration.
Finally got around to doing this - the Bug ID is: 3853583