Are Adobe Flash Player Plugin and Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX the same thing?
Posted on 2008-10-01
We're trying to upgrade machines that are running older versions of the Adobe Flash Player to 22.214.171.124. A quick trip to Adobe's site gets you a downloadable file called "install_flash_player.exe." When installed, it appears in Add/Remove programs as, "Adobe Flash Player Plugin." On our images, we have used an msi provided by Adobe called install_flash_player_active_x.msi and when installed is displayed as "Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX" in Add/Remove Programs. The only difference (besides the name) that I can find is that with the .exe, it also includes an "upgrade reminder" function that lets you know when there is a new version available.
Are these two packages really doing the same thing? and If the ActiveX (.msi) version is installed, will installing the Plugin (.exe) version effectively upgrade Flash on the machine? I want to be sure that if a machine has the 126.96.36.199 version of the ActiveX (.msi) and we install the Plugin (.exe) of the 188.8.131.52 version, that it will be an effective upgrade. Any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!