How to deploy Adobe AIR?
Posted on 2010-08-23
When we distribute third party software, we use GPOs to deploy software packages, which only work if you have a .msi file.
Java and Adobe both provide .msi packages for their software, however Adobe does not provide .msi downloads for Adobe AIR, only for their Flash and Reader. I can only download .exe for AIR.
In the past, when I need to deploy .exe packages, I use a program called 7Zip to extract the .exe, which provides me with a .msi package that I can deploy using a GPO.
This does not work with Adobe AIR. When you try to install the .msi an error message comes up saying:
"Could not access network location (computed)"
This does not make sense since I am trying to install the program locally, it is not even looking over the network for the file.
Has anyone run in to this before? I need to resolve this issue so AIR can be deployed to ~100 Workstations.