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Adobe Updates Windows 7 in a domain without admin

I can't believe there's not a way!
I keep having to pop to people's PCs to authorise Flash Player and other Adobe updates.
This is inside the domain and users aren't admins; thank god there are not 1000 users!
There must be a way and I appreicate Adobe is a security risk, but how can these updates install without user intervention
Cheers
John
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IanMurphyCommented:
You can push the updates out using wsus. Here's a posting which describes how:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/421618

You can push almost anything out using wsus... the only problem is that you have to intervene for each update.

Ian
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The only other way I know (if Flash is reasonably current) is to turn off updates at each station whenever you update it. ... Thinkpads_User
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jasonbourneciaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Ian,
Well, that blew my mind! I cannot believe it is so involved. I think due to the number of users I have, I might leave it.
Surely one must be able to authorise websites through WSUS!
It would be false economy to turn off updates..
When I can psych myself up, I might read those web pages again.
Thanks again
John
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IanMurphyCommented:

Life supporting a small company is not easy. You need to be an expert in everything, but the company too small to be able to dedicate the time necessary to do all this stuff but big enough that it needs things done well.

Take a look at secunia - they automate the patching of loads of stuff, including windows. Its not very expensive and the product is excellent.

You can try out their psi product on a single pc. Its amazing the amount of stuff you end up with which hasn't been patched automatically - especially adobe products.
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jasonbourneciaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Ian, I'll check out their site.
Even though I'm happy to tweak an existing script, it's amazing how long you can survive away from the command prompt. Although, I'm not going to improve without jumping in.
John
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