9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2014 1:50 PM by m_vargas

    Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer

    BigRedEO

      I am in need of a truly silent Flash Player 15 installer.  With Flash Player 14, the install_flash_player_14_active_x.exe file works perfectly well with the -install switch.  The installer for Flash Player 15 that I've found - install_flashplayer15x32_mssd_aaa_aih.exe - does NOT install completely silently with the -install switch.  Is there one available?

        • 1. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
          m_vargas Adobe Employee

          Hi BigRed,

           

          Correct, the FP 15 installer file you have found (downloaded from get.adobe.com/flashplayer) is the online installer, which is not silent, but downloads and installs Flash Player silently.

           

          Are you distributing Flash Player within your organization?  If so, and your organization has a license to distribute, you should be obtaining the installer from the Adobe Flash Player Distribution | Adobe page which will work with the -install switch, and not from get.adobe.com/flashplayer.

           

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          Maria

          • 2. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
            BigRedEO Level 1

            Maria -

             

                 That is where I got the file from - I clicked on the "Download Adobe Flash Player" link in the upper right and saved the file it gave me.  Should I be using one of the other links instead?  This is for a number of Windows 7 32-bit PCs that will be going out to our various locations around the country.

            • 3. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
              m_vargas Adobe Employee

              Hi BigRed,

               

              Based on your response, it appears you will be distributing Flash Player within your organization and you'll need to obtain a Flash Player distribution license agreement and then download the installer from the page I mentioned previously.  The page I mentioned previously, as well as this page, Adobe Flash Player Distribution | Adobe, contain information on obtaining the distribution license.

               

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              Maria

              • 4. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
                BigRedEO Level 1

                I've already found it Maria.  I am a Windows Administrator at a Fortune 500 company.  We already have the license.  The issue was that I needed the link for the installer on a Windows 7 system with I.E.  It is doing a true silent install with the -install switch. 

                 

                FYI - the installer I mentioned above is for a Windows 7 system using a PlugIn based browser (i.e., Firefox) and it does NOT install silently with the -install switch. 

                • 5. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
                  m_vargas Adobe Employee

                  Correct, the installers downloaded from get.adobe.com/flashplayer are not configured to be run silently and will not work with the -install switch. Only the full EXE installers (e.g. the ones posted to the distribution page, and some other help pages) are meant to work with the -install switch. 

                   

                  Also, the installer offered for download from get.adobe.com/flashplayer is based on the OS/browser combination used when navigating to that page.  Navigating to the page with a plugin-based browser results in the plugin being offered.  Likewise, navigating there with IE results in the ActiveX control for IE is offered. If you navigated to the page with a plugin-based browser it can explain why you got the plugin installer, and not the ActiveX installer.

                   

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                  Maria

                  • 6. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
                    MATHG2014 Level 1

                    Hi,

                     

                    I got the same issue as Big Red but still cant get it running it.

                     

                    Actualy my package is running good but while i uninstall it can't erase the Flash32_15_0_0_152.ocx file is still there in my folder. The previous version were ok because we  able to kill the file without closing Internet explorer .... but now it seems we can't do it... can you help????

                     

                    Thanks MG

                    • 7. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
                      m_vargas Adobe Employee

                      Hi mathg2014,

                       

                      I don't know what "still can't get it running" means.  Please clarify, including what version is currently installed, and what version you are upgrading to, and the OS version.

                       

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                      Maria

                      • 8. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
                        MATHG2014 Level 1


                        Hi,

                         

                        We were at version 14.0.0.176 upg to 15.0.0.152 in a Windows 7 system.

                         

                        But we found that version 15.0.0.167 is in place and that version is working well so problem must be solved.

                         

                        TY MG

                        • 9. Re: Need a truly SILENT Flash Player 15 installer
                          m_vargas Adobe Employee

                          Hi,

                           

                          15.0.0.167 ActiveX, for Internet Explorer, was just released today.  If you host the background update locally, you'll want to download and deploy the new package to your server.

                           

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                          Maria