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Problems Deploying Flash Player v10 Upgrade via GPO

I am trying to deploy the Flash Player v10 MSI to computers in my domain via GPO.  I have copied the msi to a folder accessible from all computers; I have set up the msi to be distributed in the GPO under Computer Config -> Policies -> Software Settings -> Software Installation.  I *think* my problem stems from the fact that all of my machines currently have Flash Player v9 installed and that the v10 installation is somehow crashing because of this.  I seem to recall reading somewhere that you have to have a PC that is clean of any previous version of Flash Player to do an installation via GPO.

I'm hoping that some of you experts can shed some light on this for me.  The environment is Windows XP Pro and Windows 2008 server in an AD environment.  Approx 100+ users.

Thanks!
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rcastleCommented:
I have this working in my network. It only required an advanced setting on the GPO to upgrade flash 9.0.

New/Package/flash10.msi/Advanced/Upgrades Tab/Flash9 should be shown. If not, add it.

Click Ok.

Done.
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trbbhmAuthor Commented:
CyanBlue - sorry, but those topics did not help

Rcastle - the flash 9 option is not there and I do not have this msi any longer.  Is there a way to uninstall without it?
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rcastleCommented:
Flash 9 download is still available. That is the only way I know to do it.
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Vadim RappCommented:
It should be noted that Adobe's MSI installation of Flash is fake; itis basically only a wrapper around setup.exe, so it launches that setup.exe. For that reason, you probably will have to specify "replace" option of the upgrade, so it first removes the old one and then installs new.

Here's the one that I repackaged - rename .txt to .msi. This one is real msi, not a wrapper. It's v.10, but probably already not the very latest build.
Flash10.txt
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trbbhmAuthor Commented:
VADIMRAPP1:  I created a new GPO for that msi file, rebooted a client computer, and during startup it showed that it was running the installation program.  But when it finished, and I went online to test the version of Flash Player, it was still showing 9.0.xxxxx.

I've downloaded the "Uninstall Flash Player" exe from the Adobe website and loaded this into a separate GPO (with the installation GPO disabled) but this does not seem to work.  I'm trying to find a place to DL the Flash 9 msi but I'm not having much luck with that either.
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Vadim RappCommented:
> I created a new GPO for that msi file, rebooted a client computer, and during startup it showed that it was running the installation program.

But did it succeed? look in add/remove programs. Also, try per-user. I'll check it out tonight, it was a while since I created it.

> I'm trying to find a place to DL the Flash 9 msi but I'm not having much luck with that either.

http://www.oldversion.com/Macromedia-Flash-Player.html
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