my users don't have admin rights to install applications and thats how I want to keep it, however this becomes a problem with flash because almost every month they get a popup to update but since they don't have the permissions they come and bug me! I don't get why with an older version of flash(really not that old), the flash version just completly stops. It's as if a timebomb goes off that says new version of flash available disable current version...it's not as if all the websites out there reecompiled their flash to only work on one version.
What to do ??
I would put an mms.cfg file onto the users machines to stop the update notifications; see http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/167/16701594.html
For more information on mms.cfg see http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_admin_guide.html