The following recipe helped me to create a enterprise deployment script to distribute Adobe Flash Player. I will be using this script as task sequence with SCCM server. Basically you could use these command lines to run from any software deployment solution. The deployment will target Windows 7 Enterprise clients.
- Download the latest MSI version from Adobe’s website http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html
- Ensure you applied for the Adobe Flash Player Distribution License Agreement here.
taskkill /f /im iexplore.exe msiexec /i install_flash_player_10.2_active_x.msi /q
I used taskkill to stop all Internet Explorer processes. When killing Internet Explorer please inform your users as their sessions will be closed when this script is running. I also renamed the MSI file to make sure I control the version’s of the Adobe Flash player sources.
After implementing this file I don’t need to worry anymore users contacting the helpdesk if they should update their Flash Player. Make sure this file is copied or created during the Adobe Flash player deployment.