Force Installation of Flash Plug-In on Intranet Web Site

I need someone to tell me exactly how to force a visitor to install the latest version of a Flash plug-in on my intranet.  I have the licensed Flash Player 7 Plug-In files from Macromedia.  I just need some exact guidance in implementing this.  My intranet is ASP.Net (VB), using only Internet Explorer 5.5+.

My intranet is using Flash Paper 2 to better serve out many of our company's documents.  This is MUCH better than Acrobat (and cheaper too).  However, our company just added new cash registers which have direct access to our intranet and need the plug-in installed.  They do not have internet access like many of our employees (for obvious reasons).  The registers will not be running on a profile with Admin permissions.

I require real world examples, not just a link to another web site to figure it out on my own.  Thanks everyone.  :)
LVL 9
hismightinessAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

badrulnmCommented:
First, download the cab file http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab and put the file in your intranet website/ftpsite.

Then, change the object's codebase tag pointing to the file on your server.
Ex: <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="/path/to/swflash.cab#version=7,0,19,0" width="400" height="200">

Additionally, read Macromedia FAQ on Macromedia Player Licensing http://www.macromedia.com/support/shockwave/info/licensing/faq.html#item-3
0
hismightinessAuthor Commented:
Here is what I have:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://[machinename]/includes/detect-flashplug-in/swflash.cab#version=7,0,19,0" width="88" height="31">
    <param name="movie" value="includes/detect-flashplug-in/get_flash_logo.swf">
    <param name="quality" value="high">
    <embed src="includes/detect-flashplug-in/get_flash_logo.swf" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="88" height="31"></embed>
  </object>

On a PC which already has the plug-in, everything works as expected.  However, on PCs without the required plug-in, all I get is a placeholder and any attempts to interact with the web page causes IE to crash.  Is there something wrong here which I am just not seeing?
0
hismightinessAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but that did not work for us.  I finally found this solution on the web last week:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280579/EN-US/
0
moduloCommented:
Closed, 500 points refunded.

modulo
Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Adobe Flash

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.