Are you able to reproduce the behaviour if you attempt to silently install on the local host?
I'd like to get some information from you to investigate further. Please provide the following:
- What OS X version of the local host and remote host
- Flash Player version you are trying to install
- How are you connecting to the remote host to run the command
- Is there an active session on the remote host (e.g. is someone logged in)
- Is the system turned on, at the login screen? Turned off?
Both the Local and Remote host is on El Capitan 10.11.2 (15C50).
I am trying to install the latest Flash Player version 188.8.131.527
I am connecting via SSH, running hdiutil to unpack the DMG and then running the below command.
sudo /Volumes/Adobe\ Flash\ Player\ Installer/Install\ Adobe\ Flash\ Player.app/Contents/MacOS/Install\ Adobe\ Flash\ Player -install
I have tried with or without an active session and receive the same results. If I VNC to the remote host and then execute the command via terminal, the "Update Preferences Dialog Box" appears on the screen. If I click through it and answer the questions the command completes as desired. The problem is I do not want to have to do that, because I need to be able to push the updates out to over 50 clients.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
You're experiencing this behaviour because you're using the online installer, which downloads and install Flash Player silently in the background, but also asks the user to provide the update option. The online installer is not meant for enterprise distribution. To distribute Flash Player within your organization, you'll need to license Flash Player (usually free) for distribution. To apply for a license, go to Adobe Flash Player Distribution | Adobe and complete and submit the form. After applying you'll receive an email with a link to download the installers for enterprise distribution. This includes both .app and .pkg installers that you can use. Neither of these prompts for update options during silent installation.
I apologize for not noticing this previously, however, I assumed you weren't using the online installer since you were distributing Flash Player within your organization.