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Just curious, but since we have demoted all end users from local admin to standard, our biggest hurdle has been keeping on top of java and adobe flash updates. Is there a way to push updates from those two applications via-group policy? Preferably without using a third party software. Thanks EE
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Thanks everyone, I will test the following suggestions and get back with results. Currently on the road. -Alpha
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You used to be able to run the silent install with the /S option, then they changed it to -install, and now it's /install.
http://www.adobe.com/special/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

Here's what you run, depending on whether you have 64 bit or 32 bit, IE or Firefox.
install_flash_player_11_active_x_64bit.exe /install
install_flash_player_11_plugin_64bit.exe /install
install_flash_player_11_active_x_32bit.exe /install
install_flash_player_11_plugin_32bit.exe /install


If you're on a trusted net, you could run psexec.
psexec  \\computer1, computer2, computer3 -c -s "d:\PATH_TO_INSTALLER\install_flash_player11_plugin_64bit.exe" /install
The for loop takes longer to loop, but can be easier to type if you have your systems numbered.
for /i %i in (1,1,33) do psexec \\computer%i -c -s "d:\PATH_TO_INSTALLER\install_flash_player11_plugin_64bit.exe" /install

To uninstall:
for /i %i in (1,1,33) do psexec \\computer%i -c -s "d:\PATH_TO_INSTALLER\uninstall_flash_player.exe" -uninstall

I rather do these for the more frequent updates that had to be done immediately.  You can pipe the output to a text file to see which system failed to install.  I left the less immediate stuff to group policy.  If someone's running IE or firefox, you can quickly run these again without worry.  Or use pskill to kill the process before starting these.  The advantage is that it can work whether or not you have group policy on a secure network.
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thanks everyone, these are all great and worked like a charm!
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