Adobe Flash Player 11.2  -  Feature 3198151

Created on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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[Platform_Windows]Option for automated installations to not create the scheduled task for the background updater

Description

Currently the scheduled task will not be created if you run the installation via the gui and select disable updates (this is great and I'm glad Adobe listened to the community), however there is not an option to not create the task from an automation standpoint. For example running the exe with -install or running the msi silently will create the scheduled task. It would be nice to have this option in an upcoming release. Possibly a command line option or something along those lines.

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App Language(s) English
OS Language(s) English
Platform(s) Windows 7
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Notes (4)

  • Zhe Wang

    10:46:50 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 18, 2012

    Closing as this is enhancement request for 11.2.

  • nik b.

    12:28:44 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 5, 2012

    I just discovered one can achieve this functionality quite simple since the msi is not much more but a wrapper to the exe installer/uninstaller. You can create a transform with orca/InstEd and modify the CustomAction "NewCustomAction1" with Source "InstallPlugin.exe" (Mozilla plugin) e.g. "InstallAX.exe" (IE plugin). Replace the target "-install -msi" by "-install -msi -au 2". That way the service/scheduled task won't be installed with the msi installer.

  • Johnathon_

    1:03:02 PM GMT+00:00 May 24, 2012

    Sorry for the multiple notes, I forgot to mention that even though the exe has this capability, it would be nice for the msi to be capable of this.

  • Johnathon_

    12:56:47 PM GMT+00:00 May 24, 2012

    I actually just discovered that this can be done with the .exe installer by using the command line argument "-install -au 2". I found this info from a comment by Stephen Pohl here: http://www.gregorystrike.com/2012/05/15/the-adobe-flash-player-update-service-starts-up-every-hour/

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Reported By Johnathon_

Status

State Closed
Status Deferred
Reason EnhancementRequired

Importance

Priority 0-Unknown
Frequency Unknown
Failure Type Enhancement Request
Product Area Installation

Build

Found In Build 11.2.202.235
Fixed In Build

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Votes (3)

  • jb_burke

    7:31:44 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013

    This would be a great feature. It is a bit dated from the posting, but I can't find any other references to it.

  • Reto01

    1:26:52 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 4, 2012

    I am distributing Flash Player with the msi to a few hundred PC's. I really don't like this new behaviour of the update task (Adobe Flash Player Updater) running every hour and the service (Adobe Flash Player Update Service).
    It would be great to have the same options for the msi as in the exe: "-au 2" (all updates disabled) (commented by Stephen Pohl in the blog) that would disable the creation of the update task and update service.

  • nik b.

    9:16:12 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 4, 2012

    we'd prefer to disable the scheduled task and service using a msi property also.

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