Solved

Adobe Flash Install via GPO - Remove Prior Versions From GPO?

Posted on 2015-02-13
1
148 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-23
Managing a domain where Adobe Flash is being installed via a GPO.  Each time a new version of Adobe Flash has come out, the admin has been adding the new version to the existing GPO (the GPO can obviously tell that the new version of Flash is an upgrade for the prior versions).  Thus, the GPO has numerous versions of Flash starting with version 14.  The current version of Flash is 16.  Can I remove all of the versions from the GPO except for version 16?  That away it's not so cluttered.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:TacomaVA
1 Comment
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Tony Massa earned 500 total points
ID: 40609408
Short answer, yes.  You probably should not have "Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers" selected in the policies.  Here's some info that explains your options and what they mean: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102

Flash installers, for some time, simply upgrade the existing client, so if your clients are reasonably up-to-date, you'll only need the latest plus one or two previous.  If you have a need to "roll-back" to another version, you would likely have to uninstall the latest and re-deploy the previous.

You should ALWAYS test the policy, in this case, maybe with a duplicate policy that only applies to a small number of systems.
0

Featured Post

Complete Microsoft Windows PC® & Mac Backup

Backup and recovery solutions to protect all your PCs & Mac– on-premises or in remote locations. Acronis backs up entire PC or Mac with patented reliable disk imaging technology and you will be able to restore workstations to a new, dissimilar hardware in minutes.

Join & Write a Comment

This article will review the basic installation and configuration for Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) in a Windows 2012 R2 environment.  WSUS is a Microsoft tool that allows administrators to manage and control updates to be approved and ins…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to how to record live broadcast.

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now