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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.  :)
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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
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by:hismightiness
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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?
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by:hismightiness
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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/
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