I got really tired of flash prompting for updates all the time, and further more – the install-string are complex and somewhat not always getting the job done anyway (atleast thats how i fell – might be lack of knowledge 🙂 but they vary a lot from versions and different people and so on).
What i found to be the least confusing, and best working method, is using Orca to create a transform file – and its so easy.
If you dont know Orca, dont worry too much and just follow the steps. Its a fairly simple program and its free :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370557(v=vs.85).aspx (or just google “download orca” 😉 )
First we need to download the .msi files from Adobe:
(both seemes to point at the same place).
You’ll need both the Active X and Plugin installer.
Start Orca (yea – its not pretty, but it works 🙂 ), and open one of the .msi files, just downloaded. The steps are the same for both.
We want to start a new transform, and then generate it.
Locate the CustomAction on the left, and find the “NewCustomAction1” attribute. Should look something like this:
Change this value to: -install -msi -au 2
This parameter tells Flash NOT to check for updates – no more wierd install parameters or wierd files like mms.cfg in c:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash
Now, generate the .mst file and (i reccomend) save it next to the -msi file.
(now i call the transform-files for activex.mst and plugin.mst – and i tell you this, so the install string below makes sence 🙂 )
In SCCM (or script/command line) – the program line will be:
msiexec /i “install_flash_player_12_active_x.msi” /qn /t activex.mst
msiexec /i “install_flash_player_12_plugin.msi” /qn /t plugin.mst
At the moment, i dont have SCUP on my SCCM – so i cant cover it here, but you can find information about it here
SCUP information: http://www.adobe.com/licensing/distribution/strategies/sms.html
and a lot more in general here:
Overall information: http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/index.html
Hope it helps 🙂