Creating_WSUS_updates_for_Adobe_Flash_(v10.1)

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The first thing you need to do is to get a license from Adobe to distribute the Flash Player. This license is free, and the steps to acquire it are described here.

There are two ways to make use of this update once you receive the link from Adobe:

Import Catalog

The Adobe link includes directions for using what they refer to as an SMS Catalog. If you download the file, you can use File/Import Catalog in LUP to automatically create the update. The downside of this approach is that it isn’t possible to customize the install.

Warning! Using this approach, the update will (most likely) be immediately approved for install for All Computers. If you want to test this before rolling it out to your entire network, you will either need to use the manual steps (below) or quickly change the approval for the update after it is created.

Manually create the update

  • Download the MSI file from the link Adobe provides.
  • Go to LUP and choose Tools/Create Update.
  • Click the Browse for Update File, and point to the MSI file.
  • Click Next.
  • Change the Package Title and Description to reflect the version being installed (ie “Flash 10.1.82.76”).
  • The two fields that are required (Vendor and Product) should be set to "Adobe" and "Flash Player."
  • All of the other fields are optional.
  • Click Next until the update gets added.

Customizing

It is possible to disable the autoupdates for Flash along with other settings. In short, create the mms.cfg file with the parameters you want in it, then distribute the file to %windir%\system32\macromed\flash (not sure about x64). In order to create this file during installation, see [Creating_Configuration_files_during_installation.]


Related

Wiki: Creating_Configuration_files_during_installation.
Wiki: Creating_Update_Samples
Wiki: Main_Page