Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 4:43 PM (in response to Joe Pyrdek)
try right clicking on "Flash Player Instal Adobe FlashPlayer.app", chose show package contence, double click on Contences, Double click on Resources, Copy Aodbe Flash Player.pkg to your desktop. Deploy the pkg.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to TeenTitan)
That used to work for me in the past but this latest Flash Player gave me an "Incorrect File Format" or "Incompatiable File Format" or something similar error when I tried that. I don't recall the exact message but can try again when I get back to work Monday. I will also try a new download just in case the original download had a problem.
I also know that Adobe has some kind of license for Enterprise users that when you get the license you are supposed to be given access to some net location that provides the software in an mass distribution format, Getting that license, where I work can be a real bear because of excessive lawyers being involved all trying to justify their job. I was just wondering if Adobe changed what had been working to make sure it no longer did to force you to go to their license program.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to Joe Pyrdek)
Well Adobe now distributes Adobe Deployment Toolkit; witch allows you to re-package cs5 into one pkg installer. And it gives you options like surpress agree to software terms, disable software updating, extra. I don't you could use it to repackage flash plalyer.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to TeenTitan)
I use the Deployment kit to install CS 5.5 on my systems but I could not easily find a way to get it to work on the Flash Player update. After dealing with so many Adobe updates, I can get frustrated with Adobe and their "My way or My Way" attitude about updates and I did not want to get all POed about them again on a Friday afternoon.
Here is the link to that Adobe license info for Flash Player etc. in case you are interested.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to Joe Pyrdek)
It worked fine for me with the latest Flash Player. Make sure you're selecting the right package. As TT said, you need to open up Adobe's installer with the Show Package Contents contextual menu command, then drag the Adobe Flash Player.pkg file from
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 6:18 AM (in response to Joe Pyrdek)
After a weekend of multiple power disruptions and failures and a number of server failures and updates on the campus (fortunatly not my area of responsibility!) I finally had a chance to get back to this.
When I tried it on a different client system, it did work. The problem appears to be in the one particular client system that was my first install and/or the network/server problems that were starting at the time of my first attempts.
Thanks for the postings.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 4:33 PM (in response to chicster)
Any tricks now for using ARD to install?
Download this for free: http://www.absolute.com/products/InstallEase
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to chicster)
I had the same problem. What you need to do is go to Adobe's website and apply to become a "distibutor". It's free and they will send you a link to a .dmg that includes the .pkg. From there you can distrubute the .pkg via ARD.
Click on the following link and choose "Apply to distribute Flash Player".
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to Templeton Peck)
thank you for this tip. I am sure it will come in handy. In this case, for whatever reason, the adobe installer does (or at least the last time I downloaded it) now contain a complete package.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2014 3:30 AM (in response to Joe Pyrdek)
This is the link you need...