2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2014 1:21 PM by stcain

    Is there an easier way to get Flash update files?

    dkunkle84

      Every time I have to go through and apply for that license from adobe.  Am I missing something here?  Is there some other source for flash activeX install files?

        • Re: Is there an easier way to get Flash update files?
          Lawrence Garvin

          You should only have to apply for the End-User Redistribution License *once*; after that, Adobe should be emailing you a notification with the link to the download URL covered by that license each time a subsequent Flash Player release is published.

           

          But there is another option: You can configure and synchronize Adobe's Flash catalog, direct to Patch Manager, which does have a direct download link. But BEWARE! Their Flash catalog is notoriously problematic. Because they use generic naming on their installer files, only the *CURRENT* package in that catalog can actually be used. If you try to publish an older package, you'll get the wrong binary.

          The catalog can be found at http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/AdobeFlashPlayerCatalog.cab.

           

          Navigate to the Software Publishing node, right-click and select Synchronization Settings.

          Select the "Other Catalogs" tab, click on "Add Catalog".

          Paste the URL of the catalog into the "Catalog Path" textbox, and complete Publisher, Name, and Description to suit your needs.

          Synchronize the catalog to get the Table of Contents, then go to the "Subscription" tab, and enable the product(s) you want.

          There is only one: "Adobe Flash Player".

           

          Also.. just like their Reader and Acrobat catalogs, sometimes their packages just don't work (so definitely keep ours around as a working alternative) :-)

            • Re: Is there an easier way to get Flash update files?
              stcain

                You have to re-apply once a year for the Adobe End-User Redistribution License. From the e-mail I got from Adobe after renewing mine this year:

               

              "Attached is an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file of the distribution license agreement. Please keep this file for your records. The agreement is valid for one year, after that one year you can renew the distribution license agreement by following the same process."

              Lawrence Garvin wrote:

               

              You should only have to apply for the End-User Redistribution License *once*; after that, Adobe should be emailing you a notification with the link to the download URL covered by that license each time a subsequent Flash Player release is published.